The business model has remained quite simple and constant throughout the Company’s history. It is one of buy, sell and handle grain. The key has always been volume and a keen competitive edge. The river mode of transportation to the Columbia River District export elevators in the Portland, Vancouver, Kalama, Longview destination is the key advantage for the Company and that has been passed on to the local grower of grain all these years. This has been a relationship of mutual benefit between the Company and its many valued local grower customers, as well as the export buyers at the destination market.