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Kingsford
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]

History[edit]

In the early 1920s, Ford had a large plant in Kingsford, a town named after Henry Ford's 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.

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466 news items

TakePart

TakePart
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:11:27 -0700

A single-use two-pound bag costs roughly $6—about three times more than Kingsford's charcoal. Bruins said he's struggled to articulate the value of the product. “All the charcoal bags on the shelf say it lights faster and burns hotter. Ours is the ...
 
Investor Newswire
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:37:30 -0700

... Clorox Healthcare, HealthLink, Aplicare and Dispatch products, Green Works naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol cleaners, Poett home care products, Fresh Step cat litter, Glad bags, wraps and containers, Kingsford charcoal, Hidden Valley ...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:41:34 -0700

DVD: "42: The Jackie Robinson Story" (2013). • Playing Cards: Special Edition, Captain America. • Lipton Ice Tea Bags (100 count). • Kingsford Charcoal. • LOGT Complete Lunch Bag set. • Country Time Lemonade. • Aladdin Mason Jars with straw (2).

Fremont Tribune

Fremont Tribune
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 22:51:53 -0700

Build a charcoal fire with Kingsford charcoal for indirect cooking by situating coals on only one side of grill, leaving other side void. Cover entire brisket with beef bouillon base. In small bowl, mix dry rub ingredients and coat brisket with rub ...

Washington Post

USA TODAY
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:03:21 -0800

Kingsford Charcoal has become one of the many companies to use the likeness of a former amateur basketball player for marketing purposes during that mad, mad month of March. Kingsford is just adding a surprising twist: the charcoal brand is actually ...
 
PR Newswire (press release)
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:11:21 -0700

OAKLAND, Calif., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The maker of Kingsford Charcoal has become one of the many companies to use the likeness of a famous amateur basketball player for marketing purposes during that mad, mad month of March.

Green Bay Press Gazette

Green Bay Press Gazette
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:36:41 -0700

One of this year's contestants, Smokers Purgatory from Iowa, has competed on the “BBQ Pitmasters” cable TV reality show on Destination America and at the Kingsford Charcoal Challenge. Another team, Tim's Full Belly Deli of Oshkosh, currently is ranked ...

FanSided

FanSided
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:22:30 -0800

Not only has Kingsford Charcoal made a statement about players not being paid for the use of their likeness, they've begun branding it on their bags of charcoal briquettes. It's not too often an endorsement will target the NCAA or any other athletic ...
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