MGP receives Kansas Business Excellence Award

November 28, 2012

The Kansas Dept. of Commerce has honored MGP as one of 22 Regional Business Award winners across the state in recognition of the company’s business achievements and high level of community support and involvement. The award was presented during a local ceremony as part of the Commerce Dept.’s Annual Business Appreciation Program, which celebrates Kansas businesses and their contributions to their communities and the state economy.

Divided into six regions of the state, the awards program recognizes businesses from nominations submitted across four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail, and hospital/non-profit. Nominated by the city of Atchison in the manufacturing/distribution category, MGP was one of three regional award winners from the state’s northeast region.

“Our company is deeply grateful for having been nominated and ultimately chosen as a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Tim Newkirk, MGP president and CEO. “Since MGP’s founding in Atchison 71 years ago, our generations of employees have never lost focus on pursuing methods of continually improving the business and delivering on initiatives that provide value and benefits to our community neighbors, as well as customers, investors, and other key stakeholders.”

Support of community enhancement activities and programs related to the recruitment and retention of employees were among criteria on which award selections were based. Through its Corporate Gifts Program and the volunteer involvement of a number of employees, MGP supports multiple non-profit organizations, projects, and events in Atchison and the surrounding area.

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