Union Local Ratifies New Labor Contract with MGPI of Indiana, LLC

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., March 15, 2012—Local 13D of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union has ratified a new multi-year collective bargaining unit agreement with MGPI of Indiana, LLC located in Lawrenceburg and Greendale, Ind.  The agreement took effect on March 7, and extends through Dec. 31, 2017.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of the vote by members of the union local at our Lawrenceburg-Greendale distillery operations,” said Dave Rindom, vice president of human resources for MGP Ingredients, Inc., parent company of MGPI of Indiana.  “The company extends its most sincere compliments to the union’s negotiating team and overall membership for the commendable manner in which discussions were conducted and thoughts exchanged regarding the various components of this agreement.  The process served as an exemplary model of our internal corporate motto, people-pride-progress, in motion.”

Formerly owned and operated under Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana, LLC (LDI), distillery assets at the facility were acquired by MGP Ingredients on December 28, 2011 and renamed MGPI of Indiana, LLC.  The assets include alcohol fermentation and distillation operations, as well as bulk barrel storage facilities, blending operations and a tank farm.

The purchase of the Indiana facility has significantly strengthened MGP’s role in serving beverage alcohol customers in the branded packaged goods industry by increasing production capacity and enabling the company to produce premium bourbon and whiskey products, while also substantially adding to its gin and grain neutral spirits output.  It also has enhanced the company’s service and distribution capabilities and provides dual sources of supply, primarily for customers of distilled gins and grain neutral spirits, which have been mainstays of MGP’s beverage alcohol product portfolio for seven decades.

About MGP

In business since 1941, MGP is a recognized pioneer in the development and production of value-added, grain-based starches, proteins and food-grade alcohol products for the branded packaged goods industry. The Company’s facilities in Atchison, Kan., Onaga, Kan, and the adjoined towns of Lawrenceburg and Greendale, Ind., are dedicated to utilizing the latest technologies and innovations to assure high quality products and to maintain efficient production and service capabilities. For more information, visit www.mgpingredients.com.