CGB has been an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1969, when it began modestly in a small office in St. Louis, Missouri with three employees. Today, CGB operates an enterprise with over 1,500 employees overseeing a diverse family of businesses.
The company provides an array of services for grain farmers, from buying, storing, selling and shipping of the crop, to financing and risk management. CGB continues to be one of the largest shippers of grain on the inland river system.
The company's entrepreneurial approach has thrived over 50 years as CGB has expanded in many new directions. Natural extensions have included the addition of soybean processing and fertilizer products.
Moving these agricultural products from farmer to market created a huge demand for safe and efficient transportation and logistics operations through the national inland river system. The need for that infrastructure was met with the creation of CTLC (Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co.) which was formed to provide overall logistics, transportation and bulk commodity services.
In addition to servicing CGB's core businesses, CTLC's operation has expanded to include a global base of customers who need reliable transportation and logistics services. An outgrowth of CGB's extensive transportation and logistical network, CTLC services a wide range of customers far beyond the agricultural industry, providing transportation solutions using truck, rail and barge.
CGB Enterprises, Inc. is privately held by four global companies. Zen-Noh Grain Corporation is owned by one of the largest cooperative organizations in the world and ITOCHU is one of the world's largest trading companies.