In today’s coal market, these four characteristics are more important than ever. River Trading Company has become an industry leader by incorporating these ideals into its core business of marketing coal to the industrial and utility market.
From ownership and management to sales force to administration, the experience of River Trading’s personnel is second to none in the industry. The key personnel of River Trading have been working in the coal industry their entire lives. We’ve been through every economic and market cycle and continued to serve our customers with the highest quality coal products and personalized service. This experience has evidenced itself in our ability to solve problems and offer solutions to our customers.
River Trading treats every customer with the utmost respect and integrity. We can service the coal requirements of the largest utilities to the smallest local industrial facility. Our coal sales operations have expanded from sales to the Upper Midwest industrials to a truly national scale today.
Not only does River Trading have a wealth of coal experience but also its closely held organization has learned to adapt and change with an extremely complex and evolving coal industry. From the use of its own proprietary coal sales, shipment and inventory software to installation of the most recent and technological advances to its equipment at its facilities, River Trading can quickly offer flexible and customized solutions to its customers.
Reliability is crucial to today’s coal users. River Trading is positioned to offer the kind of reliability its customers demand. River Trading’s experienced personnel are located in sales offices in Minneapolis, MN, Cincinnati, OH, and Kenova, WV.
River Trading Company owns or operates coal loading and storage facilities across the country in strategic locations including Minneapolis, MN, Muscatine, IA, Cincinnati, OH, Kenova, WV, and Marmet WV. Most important, all of our facilities have access to transportation routes via rail, US highways, and the inland river system. Our facilities in WV (Big Sandy and Kanawha Rivers) give us access to the entire Central Appalachian Coal corridor.
Our Minneapolis and Muscatine facilities on the Upper and Mid Mississippi River give us access to the Illinois Basin, Western Kentucky and Powder River Basin corridors.
River Trading Company has forged strategic alliances, contracts and relationships with the producers of highest quality coals in East, Midwest and West for distribution to our facilities and shipments to our customers. Through our network of offices and terminal facilities, we have also forged similar alliances, contracts and relationships within the transportation industry to ensure the delivery our coal products.
River Trading Company understands the needs of its coal customers and can provide specialized solutions. Whether the customer needs a high quality Utility 2” X 0 coal product or an industrial grade stoker coal sized to its specifications, River Trading is able to provide it through its investments in facilities, equipment and know-how.