OMAHA, NE (June 30, 2015) – In recognition of The Scoular Company’s strong commitment to Virginia agricultural producers, The Port of Virginia named the company Shipper of the Year at the Virginia Maritime Association’s annual symposium. Scoular’s efforts in assisting the Port’s growth, both commercially and operationally, were acknowledged.
“The Scoular Company is honored to receive this award,” said John Messerich, Scoular’s Senior Vice President. “Our collaborative partnership with the Port has created innovative solutions that are allowing us to make investments in agricultural export container-loading facilities that serve the increasing food and feed demand in Asia.
“Our container-loading activity provides a competitive outlet for Virginia-area farmers and ingredients producers to gain access to international markets. We look forward to increasing our activity with The Port of Virginia in the years to come.”
Doug Grennan, Scoular’s Director who oversees the company’s trading activity in the area noted that Scoular began operations in Virginia nearly 10 years ago and has steadily grown both its grain elevator footprint and the number of producers it serves. “We intend to continue providing more access to domestic and international markets for area producers by expanding our facility network in and around the State of Virginia.”
The Governor of the State of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has challenged the agricultural community to help make Virginia the number one exporter of agricultural goods on the East Coast. “Scoular is excited to help contribute to the achievement of that goal,” Grennan added.
Link to News Release on Port of Virginia’s Website
About The Port of Virginia
The Port of Virginia is the brand name for the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), which is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VPA owns and, through its private operating subsidiary, Virginia International Terminals, LLC (VIT), operates four general cargo facilities: Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal, and the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County. The VPA leases Virginia International Gateway and the Port of Richmond. In fiscal 2013, The Port of Virginia provided more than 374,000 jobs and generated $60.3 billion in total economic impact throughout the Commonwealth.
About The Scoular Company
A 123-year-old company with more than $6 billion in sales, The Scoular Company operates 130 independent business units that provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe. From more than 90 offices and facilities in North America, South America, and Asia, our 800+ employees are engaged in the business of buying, selling, storing, and handling grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics worldwide.