RICHMOND, VA. — Scoular Co. has partnered with the Port of Virginia to open a new elevator facility at the Richmond Marine Terminal in Richmond. The facility can unload 20,000 bus, or 20 trucks, per hour.
“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, chief executive officer 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 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.”
Scoular is a 127-year-old company with more than $4 billion in sales. The company provides global and diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients.
According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2019 Grain & Milling Annual, Scoular is the 10th largest company in North America in terms of grain storage capacity at 131 million tonnes.