ATCHISON, KANSAS, U.S. – Senior executives of MGP Ingredients on March 29 will ring the closing bell for the Nasdaq stock market on New York City’s Times Square as part of the company’s 75th anniversary.

The company’s 75th anniversary logo will be included on the Nasdaq tower and wall, which will be projected onto Times Square throughout the day. MGP Ingredients will have a video running on the seven-story Nasdaq video tower and marquee.

Attending the bell-ringing ceremony will be Karen Seaberg, board chair; Cloud L. “Bud” Cray, chairman emeritus; Gus Griffin, president and chief executive officer; Tom Pigott, vice-president of finance and chief financial officer; and Dave Rindom, vice-president and chief administrative officer. People wishing to view the ceremony may visit

Cloud L. Cray Sr. founded the Atchison-based company in 1941 as a distillery operation. MGP Ingredients has been listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol MGPI since an initial public offering in October of 1988. The company now offers premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches.