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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, 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. The Kingsford High School sports teams are named the Kingsford Flivvers, with their mascot a Ford Model T.

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Wall Street Journal

Investor's Business Daily
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Burt's Bees and Kingsford charcoal helped boost Clorox's (NYSE:CLX) volume in its fiscal first quarter, as the household-products company topped earnings and sales views. Earnings edged up almost 1% to $1.05 — excluding a one-time 5-cent benefit and ...

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

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Madison.com
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:05:13 -0700

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While Clorox may trade at 22 times earnings with little to no growth, Cramer said what Clorox does have is a 3% yield and a stable of great brands from Brita to Burt's Bees to Glad trash bags and Kingsford charcoal. Don't forget that Clorox, the bleach ...
 
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