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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 the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; to be exact, Kingsford, Michigan, the 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. The Kingsford High School sports teams are named the Kingsford Flivvers, with their mascot a Ford Model T.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:18:45 -0700

“Throw in a chance to win an amazing NASCAR experience and Pennington Seed and Kingsford Charcoal have created a compelling reason to spruce up your yard and get out and grill this spring.” As part of a longstanding relationship, the infield grass of ...
 
Topeka Capital Journal
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:46:55 -0700

Each team competes for a spot in the final cook-off, where the winner will earn bragging rights, a $50,000 cash prize from Kingsford Charcoal and an entry into the Kingsford Invitational. “The cool thing about the show is that we didn't know anything ...
 
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:15:00 -0700

We will probably grill steaks and chicken over Kingsford Charcoal and have some BUSH'S Grillin' Beans as a side of course. It's a good time." Have a shot: “We are ready for Richmond International Raceway and think we have a good shot at a top-10 finish ...
 
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:52:30 -0700

No doubt the baker's rule on chocolate chips was in mind when Clorox scientists and engineers tested whether Kingsford charcoal's Sure Fire grooves could be made even better by cutting them deeper. The grooves increase the surface area for burning ...
 
Hometownlife.com
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:10:14 -0700

He received a trophy that looks like a charcoal starter and a year's supply of charcoal from Kingsford Charcoal for winning. Kingsford Charcoal and Weber Grills were presenting sponsors of the award. “It's a great feeling,” he said. “I have always been ...
 
Broadway World
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:41:02 -0700

... Memphis and of course, Kansas City - with teams competing for a spot in a final cook-off in which the winner boasts the ultimate barbecue bragging rights, a $50,000 cash prize from Kingsford Charcoal, and entry into the prestigious Kingsford ...
 
The Futon Critic
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:41:15 -0700

... Memphis and of course, Kansas City - with teams competing for a spot in a final cook-off in which the winner boasts the ultimate barbecue bragging rights, a $50,000 cash prize from Kingsford Charcoal, and entry into the prestigious Kingsford ...

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NorthJersey.com
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:30:00 -0700

For some, the true harbinger of spring came just before 7 a.m. the week before when viewers spotted their first Kingsford charcoal commercial featuring the guy in the yellow down jacket emerging from his man cave to join his friends who are already ...
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