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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 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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WKYT
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 ...
 
Port City Daily
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:50:33 -0700

Kingsford Charcoal Twin Packs for $8.98. Walgreens- 48 cents per pound, offering 8.3 lb. bags of Kingsford Charcoal for $3.99. Target- 54 cents per pound, offering 16.6 lb bags for $8.99 plus free 32 oz. lighter fluid when you buy Kingsford charcoal ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0700

on the MLB Network. They ranged from H-P's #bendtherules to Kingsford charcoal's #getoffyourgas to the Washington Nationals' #natitude. During Sunday evening episodes of HGTV's “House Hunters” and ABC's “Wipeout,” 25 more hashtags flashed across ...
 
LEX18 Lexington KY News
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:55:03 -0700

It happened at the Kingsford charcoal plant in Burnside around 10:30 a.m.. Kingsford officials say the fire started on a small conveyer belt inside the facility. The extent of the damage is not clear, but emergency management says match light charcoal ...

MyNorthwest.com

MyNorthwest.com
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:26:15 -0700

It was like lighting a barbeque with Kingsford Charcoal Lighter Fluid at the drop of a match. That's what the dry grass does. I'm grateful for the reduction in temperature and wind so that those fighting these fires stand a bit of a chance. But I get ...

WDET

WDET
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:10:05 -0700

... Benjamin Franklin 2 A: Google 3 A: While there was a patent already on the books by a Pennsylvanian named Zwoyer, this product's invention is often credited to a Michigan Industrialist in the early 20th century-- Henry Ford who started Kingsford ...

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MiamiHerald.com
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:37:30 -0700

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700

DETROIT – (July 22, 2014) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled over the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time 20 years ago. The first winner of the Brickyard 400, Jeff Gordon, drove his iconic No. 24 Chevrolet across the ...
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