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Our company is built on the relationships we have with our customers, farmers, growers, suppliers, and employees.
Our Company has been focused on serving our customers with corn and wheat products since 1898.
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John Cory  |  Managing Director, CEO
Gary Swaim  |  National Sales Manager
John Cory, Managing Director, CEO
John CoryJohn is the owner and manager of the company. He bought the business in 2006 and has overseen the transformation of the business across several niche markets. As a core part of his focus, he has worked with local farmers to buy directly from them, and has therefore been able to manufacture to custom specifications and increase quality standards. Johnís farm background in west central Indiana has been useful in working with growers, and also end users of corn meal products, so that the company has become known across America as a provider of premium corn meal, and one with the highest taste and flavor profile in the industry. John is a Purdue Ag Alum, and along with his farming interests, he worked in Chicago early in his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in commodities. After his work in Chicago, John had a successful twenty plus year career in investment banking and private equity with what is now JP Morgan Chase, and one of Indianaís leading private equity firms, Monument Advisors, where he was one of the founders. After John returned to the food and ag industry in 2006, he has grown the business significantly across all sectors of the food market that uses corn meal based products. His focus has been on building a company that serves its customers reliably, with very high quality products, that makes cost effectiveness an important goal, and pushes hard toward building a company that is known for going the extra mile in service, innovation and integrity. John is also active in several food and agricultural initiatives in third world countries, particularly on the continent of Africa.
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Gary Swaim, National Sales Manager
Gary SwaimGary is a veteran of the food and agricultural industry, and during the past thirty years has built meaningful relationships in the food business across the United States as well as the globe. Gary is responsible for all of the sales of the Company. During the past years, he has successfully developed programs for Supply Chain Managers in industrial production, commercial bakeries, and food service. With his longstanding relationships in the grocery markets, he has successfully expanded the company's presence in retail supermarkets. Furthermore, he has installed various pricing programs for customers to reduce the extreme price volatility domestic and international commodity markets have imposed on all our customers. Early in Gary's career, he was a radio celebrity in Michigan and West Virginia. His Indiana farm roots brought him back to Indiana in the early 1980's where he worked for the Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana and with his ag background eventually became the statewide Director of Agriculture. Gary's family's farm in west central Indiana has historically been one of the most well respected American Angus Cattle Breeders in the country. This farm is also just a few miles away from the John's family's farm.
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