Gulf Trading LLC supplies a global demand. So does their bank.
Many things must come together for a company to go from a simple business plan to an international success story. Yet, that’s exactly what happened when John Stimpson, managing partner of Gulf Trading, branched out on his own from his family’s multigenerational lumber company to establish an import/ export business focusing on what he knows best – quality forest products.
In order to take his vision from plan to possible, John realized he would need to form a strong alliance of assets. Fortunately, he found these important links in what would become an amazing supply chain of success with Mac Taul, Christopher Watkins, and Tyrone Fenderson. Mac and Christopher joined the journey as valued business partners providing critical product and transport resources, while Tyrone, now Synovus Mobile Market President, became their trusted banking partner.
“We value our partnership with Synovus, especially their strong international-banking services and expertise.”
John says “Tyrone believed in us. He saw our potential when others didn’t think we had a chance.”
Today, this productive partnership maintains a worldwide footprint. With their home office in Mobile, Alabama, Gulf Trading is an international forest-products trading and financing company doing business in more than 30 countries in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
And, while they enjoy global reach, Gulf Trading is at home with Synovus and the powerful international online banking capabilities they provide to successfully facilitate multiple daily transactions worldwide, a flexible line of credit to help to maintain all-important cash flow, and the responsive customer service that makes a banking relationship with Synovus so unique.
Now, that’s what we call a sustainable business partnership.