Bobby Walton, the founder of Walcot Trading Company, began trading cotton in 1971 with one of the largest cotton firms at the time, Geo. H. McFadden & Bro. Over the next 15 years Bobby's trading experience increased, and he became vice president and manager of the Texas operations responsible for Texas cotton purchasing and sales worldwide. In 1984, Bobby joined Volkart, Taylor, Cooper, a Swiss owned commodities firm in Dallas, Texas as vice president, where he assumed the responsibilities of sales and hedges in New York for the U.S. operations. In 1989, with an opportunity to return to Memphis, he joined another Swiss commodities firm, Stahel (America), Inc. as president responsible for all USA cotton operations.
Walcot Trading Company, founded in 1997, occupied a small upstairs room of a historic building at 90, South Front Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Trading began with mixed recaps of cotton from Texas, Memphis, Arizona, California, and Georgia. Today, Walcot Trading Company is based in Memphis and maintains office contacts across the United States in major cotton producing and consuming areas. Furthermore, we represent customers in other parts of the world including Europe, Mexico, and China.
During the past decade Walcot Trading Company has taken many positive steps to expand our business for customers from trading recaps of all varieties of cotton including organic cotton for import to organic cotton yarn for textile mills in the United States and Central America. We are very proud of the success we share with our suppliers and buyers. We feel that one of the keys to our success is the integrity we have with all of our customers around the globe helping their business succeed.