American Public Media's Marketplace in December 2010.

In our series Economy 4.0, special correspondent David Brancaccio has been following the quest for a financial system that better serves more people. Today, David visits a global business in mid-America that’s been doing just fine without any derivatives, hedges, or even a big loan.

In Cuba, Mo., I’m David Brancaccio for Marketplace.

You Want Wine Barrels - Missouri's Got Your Wood

WHAT MISSOURI WOOD IS BEST FOR – Why would wineries from around the globe source their wine barrels from little Cuba, Missouri? McGinnis Wood Products, that’s why. As any winemaker will tell you, the type of wood used to make barrels is a major determinant in how the wine will develop.

by Tim Pingelton | March 27, 2008

The Making of a Bourbon Barrel

Jack McGinnis of Cuba, Mo. describes how McGinnis Wood Products produces some of the best barrels in the world for aging spirits. The company produces more than 500 barrels each day and nearly 120,000 each year with world-reknowned Missouri white oak. To read the complete story, visit the online edition of Rural Missouri

Bourbon boom driving Missouri barrel sales

McGinnis Wood Products began making bourbon barrels in 1987 and has grown to be among the largest cooperages in the country, producing more than 150,000 barrels annually. The company employs more than 150 people at its base in Cuba, about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis.

McGinnis Wood Products Highlighted as Part of Labor Day Weekend

On Thursday, August 30, Department Director Anna Hui visited McGinnis Wood Products, Inc. in Cuba, Missouri. McGinnis manufactures white oak barrels that are used as part of the spirit making process, particularly for bourbon and wine. With markets across the world, including Scotland, Japan and Australia, five generations of the McGinnis family know that a culture of safety and quality in their operations is important to their employees, community and customers.

McGinnis Wood Products joins SHARP

This is a video of McGinnis Wood Products being honored on becoming the 37th small business to join SHARP. “SHARP is a program for Missouri employers who are dedicated to promoting a culture of safety throughout the workplace,” said Ryan McKenna, Director of the Department of Labor.  “The Missouri Department of Labor congratulates McGinnis Wood Products, Inc. for meeting the requirements to join an elite group of Missouri businesses.”

Wine, Bourbon and Whiskey Barrels in Cuba, MO