Overland Park, Kansas Office
6720 West 121st Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66209
Phone: (913) 491-3711
Fax: (913) 491-1726
Boulder, Colorado Office
1803 S. Foothills Hwy. Suite P
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 543-7033
Bobby created Pelz Commodities Inc. as an independent grain brokerage firm in 1982, and in 1983 Mick McDonald became his partner, forming McDonald and Pelz.
McDonald and Pelz originally brokered only FOB US Soybean cargoes, as there were 45 grain customers actively trading this market in the early 1980s. Today, there are less than a dozen companies trading FOB US Soybean cargoes, and these flows are often tied to a defined supply chain management role as opposed to a trading focus.
As the agribusiness commodity markets have evolved, so has McDonald and Pelz. With the advent of larger South American crops, we began doing business in Brazil (1983) and in Argentina (1984); we continued to actively participate in both countries over the following years. In 1985, we expanded into US corn, brokering barges, railcars and the various FOB markets, and then in the early 1990s we became very active as brokers of all wheat classes and in all aspects of the physical market.
In 2006, McDonald and Pelz expanded into the grain byproduct and ethanol markets via the establishment of our Minneapolis team. In 2008, we opened an office in Melbourne, Australian as the physical wheat market opened and allowed "free" trading, and in 2009 we established an office in Beijing to broker vessels of soybeans and soyoil as well as containerized shipments of various agricultural commodities into China; this office is now based in Shanghai. In the beginning of 2010, we added a team in both Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre, Brazil, an organization that now features 12 domestic and export brokers. The Buenos Aires, Argentina office of McDonald and Pelz began operations in 2011, and in 2012 we opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey to broker agricultural commodities flowing into and/or out of the Black Sea Region, North Africa, and Turkey. In 2013, we opened a one-man office in Sullivan, Illinois, specializing in soy and corn byproducts. Our latest office, established in August 2014, resides outside Delhi, India and serves that important market as well as Southeast Asian customers.
Since 1983, our growth - in terms of both market coverage and volume of agricultural commodities brokered - has been exponential. We presently employ 41 brokers in our offices, working nearly all the bulk agricultural commodities and renewable energy products. McDonald and Pelz is engaged in all the origins and destinations within the trade - both domestic and international. We are proud to deliver value to both the buyer and seller for a very small fee relative to the price of the underlying commodity. Our focused team can save buyers and sellers hours of searching and negotiation time while helping clarify and confirm information in today’s dynamic markets as an independent entity. Within the free-trading environment that is witnessing increased consolidation and ever opaque price discovery, we can help maintain a structure that fosters a more transparent pricing environment.
We, at what now has evolved into McDonald Pelz Global Commodities LLC, provide a personable yet professional service from a knowledgeable staff that not only matches the bids and offers but also provides analytical and market savvy to our clients - each with a myriad of changing needs, quality specifications and timing issues to handle. It is our experience and commitment to serving our clients globally that fuels our growth and allows us to thrive in the vibrant trade in agricultural commodities.