WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
A STORIED CEREAL
Profile America — Monday, August 1st. Supermarkets carry dozens of brands in their cereal aisles, from the sugary and candy-like to high-fiber organic products. One of them has been available for over 120 years, an early entrant in the cereal business. On this date in 1893, Denver restaurant owner Henry Perky received a patent for a "Machine for the Preparation of Cereals for Food." That food was shredded wheat. By 1901, he had set up an ultra-modern plant at Niagara Falls called "the Palace of Light" to make shredded wheat, and the falls became the familiar logo of the cereal, which continues as a Nabisco product. In the U.S. today, there are 82 breakfast cereal manufacturing establishments, employing 11,500 workers. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
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Perky story/accessed 5/16/2016: http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/technology/home/cookery/perky.htm
Breakfast cereal manufacturing/NAICS 31123: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~31123
Breakfast cereal value of shipments and employment/NAICS 31123: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~31123
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau