ABOUT SCA

The Southern Cotton Shippers Association was organized in 1916 by a group of shippers from the Mississippi Delta and the Memphis market for the purpose of establishing a permanent arbitration board in New England on which the shippers of cotton would have their own representative. The successful outcome of this endeavor blazed the trail for shipper representation on arbitration boards in this country and abroad. In 1926 the territory of the Southern was enlarged to include the entire states of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

In 1955, the organization’s name was changed to “SOUTHERN COTTON ASSOCIATION”.

The objects and purposes of the Association were described in the Charter, as follows:

“The objects and purposes of said corporation are social and educational, to establish harmony and uniformity of trade customs and practices among its members and just and equitable principles in the cotton trade; to promote the general welfare of its members and others engaged in the cotton business, to decide and determine matters of difference among its members, and between its members and others, when submitted to it for arbitration; to gather, compile and disseminate information and statistics relating to matters of special interest to the cotton industry.”

In 1990 the Southern merged with the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Trade Association, headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and the territory of the Southern was enlarged to also include the states of Arkansas and Missouri.

Through the American Cotton Shippers Association, the Southern is affiliated with the:

Atlantic Cotton Association, Memphis, Tennessee

Texas Cotton Association, Dallas, Texas

Western Cotton Shippers Association, Memphis, Tennessee

The combined memberships of all of the Affiliated Associations form the membership of the American Cotton Shippers Association.

 

SCA President

Gerald Marshall

Jerry Marshall is an independent commodity trader who manages private trading accounts.  He spent 29 years with Cargill Cotton as a merchant and  was Senior Vice President in charge of worldwide risk management for cotton, as well as having overall responsibility for the company’s Latin American businesses.  He left in 2007 to start his own business, The Yiyang Company.

Jerry was ACSA president in 2001-02.  He served on the NCC Board and Executive Committee for several years, and was a director of The Seam LLC.  Currently he serves on the Board of the International Cotton Association in Liverpool.  He is a licensed international  arbitrator for ICA and consults with several large textile companies to assist them in managing their cotton risk.

 

SCA Board of Directors

Gerald Marshall, President, The Yiang Company

John Stevens, Vice President, ECOM USA, Inc.

John Romines, Past President, Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners

 

Clark Burnett, DECA International, LLC

Sam Clay, Olam Cotton

Jeff Finley, MemTex Cotton Marketing, LLC

Kennett Jabbour, Jabbour Cotton Company, LLC

Jeff Johnson, Allenberg Cotton Company

Johnny McAdams, COFCO Americas Resource Corp.

Bobby Walton, Walcot Trading Company, LLC

MERCHANT MEMBERS

Allenberg Cotton Co.

Cargill Cotton

DECA International LLC

ECOM USA, Inc.

Glencore Ltd.

Glencore Ltd.

Lyons Cotton, Inc.

MemTex CottonMarketing, LLC

Noble Americas Resources Corporation

Noble Americas Resources Corporation

Panamerica Commodities Co.

Olam Cotton

Olam Cotton

Toyo Cotton Company

Toyoshima (U.S.A.), Inc.

Turley Cotton Co., Inc.

MERCHANT REPRESENTATIVE/MILL SERVICE AGENT

T. J. Beall Company

East Cotton Company

Farmers Cotton Company, Inc.

Jabbour Cotton Company LLC

Nunn Cotton Company

Walcot Trading Company, LLC

The Yiyang Company

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Cotlook Limited

Cotton Carriers, LLC

Cotton Grower Magazine

Dunavant Logistics,Group, LLC

Federal Compress & Warehouse

ICE – FUTURES US

Intertek

Mallory Alexander Intl Logistics

Rabobank Nederland

SGS North America, Inc.

Sunbelt Warehouse, LLC

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Union Service Industries, Inc.

Wakefield Inspection Svc.Inc.