18 Sep, 2020 09:00 am

Century-old grain company navigates booming business while working from home

You know the hustle and bustle of a trading floor. The quick decisions, the buying and selling. It might be hard to pull off stuck at home during quarantine. But it's exactly what the 125-year-old Scoular company did when the pandemic hit Omaha. Sign up for our Newsletters "It changed really quickly," said Paul Maass, the grain business chief executive. "Everyone in offices shifted." Maass credits networking technology like Microsoft Teams for...

But even as Scoular was using its agriculture supply chains to move grain halfway across the world, those same chains were breaking down in the U."The supply chains just weren't set up for that when you think of how consumers buy retail product versus how restaurants buy product," Maass said."They're just two very different supply chains."Our business actually picked up from March on through to today," Maass said.

" Maass said despite those challenges, most Americans could find food to put on the table.KETV Omaha p Scoular p You know the hustle and bustle of a trading floor.

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