Important Dates in Scoular History
The company expanded its reach into new geographies and products with the completion of its acquisition of Legumex Walker Inc.’s (LWI) Special Crops Division, a global merchandiser and processor of special crops, pulses, and associated healthy, specialty food ingredients.
Scoular once again made Forbes Magazine’s List of Largest Private Companies, jumping in rank from 105th in 2010 to 63rd in 2011 as well as earning a place among the top ten food companies on the list.
Scoular extended its operations into Illinois after forming a new venture to own and operate grain handling assets in the central portion of the state.
The company expanded its geographic footprint, adding river terminals in the Delta and acquiring 14 Iowa grain elevators.
Scoular purchased its first river terminal and entered the renewable fuels market as an investor, lead developer and service provider.
Scoular began trading food and petfood ingredients following the acquisition of the trading businesses of International Proteins Corporation of St. Paul, Minnesota.
The company began trading identity preserved (IP) grain and soybeans and received organic certification.
Scoular began marketing feed ingredients and byproducts.
Scoular began to reorganize, initiating a major corporate shift away from grain warehousing to merchandising and distribution.
1967 to 1987
Scoular acquired several terminal and country elevators, increasing to 20 elevators by 1975, 38 by 1980 and by 1985 operated 72 locations in eight states.
The firm was sold to group of grain industry executives headed by Marshall Faith, Scoular’s present-day Vice Chairman of the Board.
George Scoular Grain & Lumber Company established in Superior, Nebraska.