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The Kingsford logo
Product type Charcoal
Owner The Clorox Company
Country U.S.
Introduced 1920s
Website kingsford.com

Kingsford is a brand of charcoal used for grilling, along with related products. The brand is owned by The Clorox Company.

The Kingsford Company was formed by Henry Ford and E.G. Kingsford during the early 1920s. Charcoal was developed from Ford Motor Company's factory waste wood scrap. The Kingsford Company was formed when E.G. Kingsford, a relative of Ford's, brokered the site selection for Ford's new charcoal manufacturing plant. The company, originally called Ford Charcoal, was renamed in E.G.’s honor.

Kingsford Charcoal is made from charred softwoods, pine, spruce etc. then mixed with ground coal and other ingredients to make a charcoal briquette. As of August 2000, Kingsford Charcoal contains the following ingredients:[1]

Today, the Kingsford Products Company remains the leading manufacturer of charcoal in the US, enjoying 80 percent market share. More than 1 million tons of wood scraps are converted into charcoal briquets annually.[2]


In the early 1920s, Ford had a large plant in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; to be exact, Kingsford, a town named after Henry Ford's C cousin. Henry Ford was always looking for new ways to combine resources. One day as the Model T cars were coming off the assembly line, Ford noticed many wood scraps being discarded. He proposed that all wood scraps were to be sent to his chemical building to be made into charcoal. The Kingsford High School sports teams are named the Kingsford Flivvers, with their mascot a Ford Model T.


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46 news items

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:18:46 -0700

(WKYT) - Work is expected to resume Tuesday afternoon at the Kingsford Charcoal plant in Pulaski County after morning fire stopped production. Several fire crews responded to the plant on U.S. 27 south of Burnside around 10:30 a.m.. Firefighters tell ...
K2 Radio
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:56:15 -0700

She and Day have owned restaurants in Tucker County, W.Va., which is home to Kingsford Charcoal's largest charcoal manufacturing plant. They were charged with one count of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession with ...
K2 Radio
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:41:53 -0700

The home of the two women arrested with a massive amount of marijuana in Yellowstone National Park has a reputation for other pleasing aromas. Kingsford Charcoal of Tucker County in northeastern West Virginia makes the famous black briquets that cook ...
Wayne County Outlook
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:26:15 -0700

Vidnovic said there are 11 communities and industrial plants that are major users of water from Lake Cumberland. She mentioned, among others, Somerset, Burnside, John Sherman Cooper Power Station, Kingsford Charcoal and General Burnside Island ...


Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:18:18 -0700

“If I were to take and spray some Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid to them and light a match, the next thing you know, here would come somebody from the county saying those were county records, you weren't supposed to do that,” said Archie Smith, clerk ...
Detroit Free Press
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:17:00 -0700

... who drives the No. 47 Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet. “We are truly just a family that works hard together. Everything that has come with that has just been fantastic.” Contact Mike Brudenell: mbrudenell@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter ...


Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:26:21 -0700

#47 A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA) Chevrolet/Kingsford Charcoal. #48 Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's. #51 Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) Chevrolet/Brandt Professional. #55 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine.
LEX18 Lexington KY News
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:37:32 -0700

Fire Breaks Out At Charcoal Plant In Pulaski County. At least four fire departments were on the scene of a fire at a charcoal plant in Pulaski County. It happened at the Kingsford charcoal plant in Burnside around 10:30 a.m.. Kingsford officials say ...

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