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
Our number one priority is to continue to create a more responsive organization that is dedicated to helping our customers grow their businesses.
Our business foundation is squarely set on serving large, multi-national companies that manufacture branded consumer packaged goods. Through a select group of core customers, MGP’s reach extends across a wide variety of product categories.
Today, what we bring to our customers is less about selling manufactured products than it is about solving customer problems. For example, food companies are searching for new ways to make their products more flavorful, more nutritious, more convenient and a better overall value. As a result, customers are including MGP’s fiber, specialty protein and textured protein platforms in new formulations of prepared packaged foods, including frozen, refrigerated and microwavable items.
Another area where we help our customers compete is a preferred supplier of high quality alcohols. Whether we produce grain neutral spirits for premium vodkas or industrial alcohol for pharmaceuticals, personal care products and a host of other applications, we see opportunities to grow with our customers.
How we execute makes all the difference in being able to consistently deliver what is promised. This aligns with strengthening our emphasis on foundational excellence across all facets of the Company. Our entire supply chain process, from raw material sourcing to manufacturing to customer deliveries, has been retooled to increase our capabilities for serving customers. This entire process is much more synchronized than it has ever been in the past. Our supply chain model was established to speed the flow of goods and information, while improving our operational efficiencies. We are also continuing to build out our customer-facing teams in sales and marketing, as well as in research, development and innovation.
We have a vision for MGP in which we see a much more valuable company in the eyes of our customers. To that end, we are committed to fortifying our value to the customer and our ability to execute consistently at a high level.
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