Our proud tradition of quality and service dates back four generations...
family owned and operated for more than a century.
|1902||Edgar James Cox establishes complete farm supply business in Clarkton, NC, selling "everything from mules to groceries."|
|1942||Nathan Cox, Sr., joins business. Commissioned by planters to purchase peanut stock throughout NC and SC.|
|1974||Nathan Cox, Jr., joins business (third generation).|
|1976-1980||E. J. Cox Company increases peanut stock position; sells to shellers and roasters (from raw materials to finished goods).|
|1986||E. J. Cox Company purchases Sachs Peanuts; moves facility to Clarkton, NC.|
|1992||First In-shell peanut company to install 100% automated continuous flow salting system.|
|1993||Rotary dryer installed (superior quality).|
|1999||Sam Cox enters business (fourth generation).|
|2003||Government eliminates Peanut Growing allotments. Growing shifts south to NC and SC.|
E.J. Cox Company continues to work closely with farmers supplying peanut seed
and leasing farm land for crops, buying and storing farmers' peanuts at harvest,
and marketing Virginia type peanuts throughout the U.S.
Sachs Peanuts continues as an In-shell peanut leader by supplying the best quality in-shell peanuts available and providing solutions to our customers.
This circa 1920s in-field peanut processor has been
replaced by our industry-leading technologies.