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Our company. Our charcoal. Our history.

Read about the origins of America’s favorite charcoal.
  1. Bringing you real BBQ flavors since 1920

    Henry Ford learned of a process for turning wood scraps from the production of Model T’s into charcoal briquets. So, he built a charcoal plant — and the rest is history.
  2. Surprising beginnings

    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 Kingsford® Charcoal in his honor.
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    Kingsford today

    The Kingsford Products Company remains the leading manufacturer of charcoal in the United States. More than one million tons of wood scraps are converted into quality charcoal briquets every year.
  4. A legacy of taste

    Barbecuing with charcoal has become immensely popular since Ford’s time. Bring some of that deliciously smoky flavor home today and taste for yourself how superior charcoal-grilled foods can be. Kingsford products are available nationwide at grocery stores, mass retailers, drugstores, warehouse clubs and home centers.

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