Ashland Specialty Ingredients has been name the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month for February 2017! The Ashland Specialty Ingredients facility, located at 1 Mill Street in Kenedy, has been a vital part of the community since it originally opened in 1953 as General Mills, Inc. In 2008, Ashland acquired the facility and has been operating under the Ashland brand, ever since and currently has 64 employees. Ashland Specialty Ingredients has not only been a key employer for Karnes County, but they have also given back to the community in numerous ways. The company’s community involvement includes sponsorship for the 2016 Kenedy Chamber of Commerce Six Shooter Junction Golf Tournament, Relay for Life in Karnes County, Karnes County Youth Stock Show, Karnes County Humane Organization, and the Miss Karnes County Rotary Pageant as well as involvement with the Karnes County LEPC, Kenedy Elementary Science Fair and has a partnership with the San Antonio River Authority for engineer career development.