Zen-Noh Grain Corporation (ZGC) was established in New Orleans, LA, in 1979 with the goal of establishing a safe and stable supply of U.S. foodgrains and soybeans for the production of compound feed by ZEN-NOH’s feed mills in Japan.
To accomplish the goal of establishing a safe and stable supply of U.S. corn, milo, soybeans, and other U.S. foodstuffs, ZGC constructed a state of the art export elevator located at mile 164 on the Mississippi River, very near Convent, Louisiana. The elevator can load or unload, simultaneously, more than 150,000 bushels per hour. To this day, the Convent elevator is considered to be the fastest export elevator in the world and has undergone further upgrades to improve operational efficiency.
ZGC relies upon its affiliate company, Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) to supply the majority of the massive quantities of corn, feedstuffs and soybeans exported annually from the Convent facility. CGB operates more than 93 elevators and terminals; mostly throughtout the Midwest along the nation’s inland waterways.