Headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, MGP began in 1941 as a small distillery operation in the heart of America’s grain belt. Founder Cloud L. Cray, Sr., felt the Company’s location and existing infrastructure were an ideal base from which to grow a successful business that would serve the needs of its customers.
From the beginning, MGP has maintained a strong family-oriented culture, kept intact by three generations of the Cray family. This has greatly influenced the Company’s resilience in the face of various challenges, including periods of major domestic and global economic downturns. Collaboration and the ability to adapt to change are hallmarks of MGP’s culture and principal reasons behind its success and longevity.
Today, the Company is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. MGP’s beverage alcohol is the source of some of the finest vodkas, gins, bourbons and whiskeys in the world. These outstanding products benefit from decades of experience and are produced through a combination of art and science. They include many proprietary formulas tailored to customers’ exact specifications.
MGP’s specialty wheat proteins and starches are created for use within a wide range of food and beverage products. These specialty products provide a variety of benefits, making foods more nutritious, and appealing in taste, texture and appearance. Additionally, MGP’s world-class R & D team can assist customers at any stage of the innovation cycle, helping commercial food manufacturers around the globe develop new or enhanced products to align with consumer demand.
In each of the markets MGP serves, the Company strives to optimize its expertise and capabilities to develop better products for consumers and consistently create value for all stakeholders.
Our Dedication to the Customer
MGP’s business foundation is squarely set on serving companies that produce branded consumer packaged goods. This extends across a variety of product categories, principally in the distilled spirits and food segments.
What we bring to our customers is less about selling manufactured products than it is about helping customers solve their challenges and grow their businesses. In essence, we are dedicated to helping our customers succeed.
For example, food companies are searching for new ways to make their products more appealing from the standpoint of taste, nutrition, convenience and overall quality. As a result, customers are including MGP’s fiber, specialty protein, textured protein and specialty starch platforms in new and enhanced food formulations.
As a leading supplier of premium bourbons, whiskeys, gins and vodkas, we likewise match our capabilities and expertise to the specific needs of our customers in the distilled spirits industry, assisting their efforts to bring their own distinguished brands to the market.
Working as partners to our customers, we adapt to consumers’ changing tastes, sometimes knowing what they’re asking for before they ask for it.
Know-how. Exactitude. Proven Performance. MGP has been exceeding expectations for over three-quarters of a century. Customers know they won’t encounter layers of average here, but rather appreciate working shoulder-to-shoulder with experts who Create Exceptional.
Our Key Facts
Investors: Public company since 1988. Listed on NASDAQ under ticker symbol MGPI.
Mission Statement: Secure our future by consistently delivering superior financial results by more fully participating in all levels of the alcohol and food ingredients segments for the betterment of our shareholders, employees, partners, consumers, and communities.
Market Leadership Positions:
- A leading U.S. supplier of premium bourbons, whiskeys, distilled gins and vodkas
- Largest U.S. supplier of rye whiskey
- Largest U.S. supplier of distilled gin
- Largest U.S. supplier of specialty wheat proteins and starches
The Company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Corporate Headquarters: 100 Commercial Street, PO Box 130, Atchison, Kansas 66002
Phone: (800) 255-0302
Fax: (913) 367-0192