CSC Gold, Inc. dba Commodity Specialists Company
Commodity Specialists Company: The Agricultural Commodity Experts
Commodity Specialists Company: The Agricultural Commodity Experts

Brewer’s Grain

CSC’s Brewer’s Grain Group specializes in the timely removal of grains used in the brewing process and the delivery of these processed grains to dairy farms and feedlots. This product has become the base commodity for thousands of herds across the country. CSC was a pioneer in the marketing of wet grains back in the 1970’s and today markets brewer’s grain in four regions of the country. We also market brewer’s condensed solubles (BCS) on the East Coast. Timely logistics is provided by our capable staff located at each brewery we serve. An affiliated company, CSC Transportation LLC provides trucking services for several breweries. We are proud of long-standing relationships with our suppliers and the 1600 customers we do business with each year.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic customers and suppliers are provided expert service by a group of merchandisers and logistics specialists who know their markets and can deliver the right product, at the right time and for the right price. These professionals have earned the respect of the market in the time honored way — through practical experience and daily execution. They know their commodities and their markets and deliver the value you expect to support your business. CSC’s Domestic Business was the first national processed commodity trading business in the U.S. This group, which continues to be one of the largest volume traders, offers a wide variety of commodities backed by value-added service. Our list of traded commodities includes: Soybean Products, Cottonseed Products, Corn By-Products, and other Oil Seed Products.

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CSC Transportation LLC

CSC Transportation LLC is a private carrier owned by Commodity Specialists Company, a Minneapolis-based agricultural trading and marketing company. CSC Transportation LLC primarily handles animal feed products with an operation that includes 64 tractors, 75 trailers, 100 company and contract drivers, and over 650,000 tons of product hauled annually.

Commodity Specialists Company (CSC) is dedicated to making commerce easier. Whether you need a buyer, a reliable source, or help identifying and developing new markets, CSC has the track record, service and tools you need. As an international agri-products trading and marketing company, we help you buy or sell commodities globally – from the family farm in Nebraska to seaports half-a-world away.

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January 2, 2019

[OMAHA, NE] J.D. Heiskell & Company (JDH) announced today that it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Commodity Specialists Company Holdings, Inc. (CSC) an agri-products trading and marketing company based in Minneapolis, MN. CSC also has a principal office in Kansas City, MO.

CSC will be re-named CSC Gold, Inc., dba Commodity Specialists Company.

JDH Senior Vice President and Director for Corporate Risk, Charles Tsatsos, will oversee CSC Gold. “Our complimentary cultures, footprints and business models should offer many synergies and I look forward to working with the teams at CSC and JDH to maximize opportunities as we move forward. Our business partners should notice no change in the service levels provided by either company”.

“I am proud of the customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit that CSC employees bring to the market each and every day” said CSC’s President Phil Lindau. “We are excited about the opportunity to combine forces with JDH, which will allow us to continue and even expand our customer-centered strategies for many years to come.”


About JDHCo: J.D. Heiskell Holdings LLC [dba J.D. Heiskell & Co.] ( is a privately-held, professionally-managed commodity trading and livestock feed manufacturing enterprise conducting business across the breadth of the continental United States, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim. Founded in 1886 and continuously owned since then by the Heiskell and Hillman families, the company was identified as number 132 of the top 250 privately-held companies in the United States by Forbes magazine (December 2017 issue).

About CSC: CSC traces its roots back 70 years when a small group was formed to increase the value of by-product feed streams at food processing companies. This idea developed into the first domestic merchandising group focused primarily on feed by-products, including soybean products, cottonseed products, corn by-products and other oilseed products. Industry veteran Ross Brainard will continue to manage the CSC Gold traders. CSC was also a pioneer in the wet feed business over 40 years ago. Tom Wilkinson will remain in his lead role in the CSC Gold brewer’s grain segment.