It's simple, really...
For everyone we meet who says something is impossible, we meet someone else who is doing it. Whether it's changing producer habits to help them market more profitably, turning direct ship bushels into a profitable enterprise, or any one of a thousand other challenges, someone has figured out how to do what seems impossible.
We find those ideas and spread them around our customer base, using our skilled and passionate employees, every communication tool at our disposal, and good old fashioned hard work. There are lots of people who are good at brokering futures - our purpose is to be the best at identifying, perfecting, and sharing the best practical ideas for how to capture merchandising opportunities, overcome challenges and make money in the grain business.
You have our support at every stage of your journey...
We recognize that people and companies go through different stages of development, so we work closely with each customer to ensure we continually adapt our support and training to address each one’s current goals and needs.
When you are in the explore mode, we work with you to understand the opportunities, learn the skills and put in place the best practices for success.
When your business is in growth mode, we help you analyze, prepare for and execute your dream.
In the thrive mode, you are enjoying a strong, prosperous business, so our attention turns to giving you the guidance, resources and support needed to ensure it stays that way while also helping you explore, what’s next?
We believe our greatest strength is our commitment to education. We invest much of our time and resources in this area providing active participants with on-going programs that teach, inspire and motivate people to achieve success and fulfillment in the grain business.
Our training programs cover all facets of grain merchandising including the skills involved in buying grain, selling grain, managing futures spreads, accounting, financing and the daily routines of execution. We believe that success comes with having a strong team so you not only get quality education for the lead merchandiser, but also training for supporting staff, grain originators, management, lenders and accountants.
No where else can you get such in-depth training in the skills of grain merchandising than those offered by the White Commercial team!
Our team approach to customer service is another of the strengths of our organization. When you work with White Commercial you are not assigned to one individual. You have a team of experienced people available to assist you with a broad spectrum of services including:
- One-on-one consultations with experienced merchants both on-site and over the phone to plan and carry out all aspects of merchandising activities—buying, selling, spreading and financing grain positions. Our objective is always to build your skills so that you and your team have the knowledge and expertise to make the decisions and execute transactions for yourself.
- Disciplined futures execution tailored specifically to carry out the daily hedging activities of commercial grain businesses. We work closely with bookkeeping and support staff to insure reports and balancing procedures are understood and done properly and accurately. Because we deal exclusively with bona fide hedging accounts, you receive no excess or irrelevant market information or speculative advice. Ours is a disciplined approach to merchandising.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of our services is the power of the group. As you can read about in the section on the WCC Community, White Commercial is not just our staff but it is a family of grain businesses located in communities throughout the country. Our participants (customers) are people who share similar opportunities, challenges and experiences in operating local grain elevators or similar type businesses. Over the years we have seen what the power of the group can do. It truly is the heart of our business and so we work to foster relationships between participants whenever we can.
This happens in live settings through regional workshops and national conferences. It happens on-line through internet meetings and social bulletin boards. It continues through personal relationships. Our participants talk frequently with each other when they have problems to solve, ideas to explore or just when they need a sounding board. Having a network of people to call on with similar backgrounds, goals and experiences is priceless!