RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 18, 2019) – Virginia farmers have another point of access for selling and exporting their grains: Scoular’s new elevator at Richmond Marine Terminal.
A key advantage is speed. Scoular’s facility can unload 20,000 bushels — or 20 trucks — per hour.
The facility is a partnership between the The Port of Virginia® and Scoular, an Omaha, Neb.-based company known for its reliability and farmer-focused customer service.
Not only does this facility provide solutions for Virginia farmers, but it also signifies Scoular’s commitment to the expanding Richmond terminal.
“This project, combined with the investments we are making at Richmond Marine Terminal, will provide farmers in Virginia even greater access to world markets,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “Scoular has been a good partner of the port for a number of years, and this is a natural expansion of its operation that holds benefits for the port and the state’s agriculture industry.”
The new elevator expands the size and scope of export activity for Scoular, which already provides access to the most competitive container freights in the market. The company ranks as the fourth-largest agricultural container shipper in the United States, according to the Journal of Commerce.
The Richmond elevator is Virginia’s third for Scoular, which operates facilities for export in Windsor and Weyers Cave.
“This new and efficient facility is part of our overall mission to create safe and reliable supply chain solutions for Virginia farmers,” said John Gill, senior group manager at Scoular. “We have traceability and quality control over our goods all the way from the producer in Virginia to a customer in Asia. Your product is in good hands with Scoular.”
Producers interested in working with Scoular at Richmond can contact Gavin Bradshaw or Jimmie Hollenback at 1-800-965-7801.