American Made

An American-made company founded over 100 years ago, Kingsford has a lot to be proud of. Our employees have been continuing the family tradition in backyards across the nation.

Victor Janer, Grill Builder - Norwalk, CA

“My first grill was made back in high school. My mom said, ‘instead of buying one, let’s just make our own.’” Watch Victor’s story to see how he’s passing on the tradition to his family.

Patrick Jones, Food Truck Owner - Marion, AR

After 14 years of grilling, Patrick knows a thing or two about barbecue. “My grilling style is low and slow. It doesn’t matter what you’re cooking. As long as you take your time, you can taste the love, the soul and the hard work put behind that meat.” Watch Patrick’s story and see how he applies that philosophy to his everyday life.

Casey Shalk, Kingsford Training Coordinator - Belle, MO

“Our fourth graders come every year and they get to see the process of how Kingsford® charcoal is made. I know that I helped contribute to something that’s made here in America.” Watch Casey’s story to see how she’s continuing the American pride in her family and community.

Clay McDaniel, Kingsford Packaging - Belle, MO

“I’m the third generation of McDaniels to work at the Kingsford factory. My grandfather worked there, my father worked there and I work there.” Watch Clay’s story and see the heartwarming piece of family history he found one day while cleaning the factory.