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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Contact: Laura Swinford, (573) 522-2592
Kander Tours Kingsford Plant, Highlights Importance of Manufacturing in Missouri
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander visited the Kingsford Manufacturing Company’s charcoal plant this morning in Belle and received a tour of the 300,000 square foot facility that employs 115 full-time employees. Following the tour, Secretary Kander met with the plant manager, Steve Miller, and other employees to discuss the importance of manufacturing to Missouri’s economy.
"The Kingsford Manufacturing Company works around the clock, seven days a week, and employs over 100 hard-working Missourians," Kander said. "Kingsford employees, on average, work here for 17 years. That kind of dedication is the foundation of our communities and the backbone of our economy."
The Belle plant is the largest of Kingsford’s seven facilities in the U.S., manufacturing and packaging charcoal briquets.
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