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Distillery owners: thanks for great 1st year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Vinoski   
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:40 PM

As MGP nears the end of its first year of ownership of the former Seagram’s and LDI distillery, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the community for the wonderful welcome we received last December, and the tremendous support we’ve enjoyed since then.

I’ve taken to calling the distillery “the coolest plant on earth.” It’s the most attractive site I’ve worked at during my 25-year manufacturing career.


As a “newbie” to the distilling business, I’m amazed at the combination of art and science that goes into making fine whiskeys and spirits.

And, while MGP knew we were buying a great business asset, we’ve still been amazed by the strategic value and significance of the facility - that are largely due to the energetic and knowledgeable team that came with it.

We’re off to a great start in making the plant the sustaining business success we all want it to be.

We’ve invested in new technology, ingredients and manufacturing methods to improve our throughputs and operating efficiencies, and our continuous improvement mind set means that work never stops.

At the same time, we’ve undertaken efforts to catch up fully on infrastructure maintenance and repairs. Trust me, the warehouse on Tanner’s Creek will get a new, improved exterior soon!

Some of the investments that have been required came from community support. In this regard, we greatly appreciate the assistance of the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District and the Dearborn County Economic Development Initiative.

Likewise, we thank the cities of Lawrenceburg and Greendale, the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce and all of the surrounding communities for the warm welcome and strong backing you have all so generously demonstrated. We plan to be your neighbor for many, many years to come. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Jim Vinoski, plant manager
MGP’s Lawrenceburg Facility