About Us2019-01-02T12:45:55+00:00

Our History

In 1989, John Hayes, Sr., opened Hayes Import Inspection Service in Blaine, Washington, a USDA Import Inspection Service Station for the government. In 1996, John’s son, Tom Hayes, purchased Hayes Inspection Service from his father. Finding his own niche in the market, he diversified his services and began offering a full range of supply chain services to domestic and international customers. He renamed his business, T.C. Trading Company, establishing himself as a successful business leader in the supply chain industry for over 20 years.

T.C. Trading Company is committed to delivering exceptional, personalized, and flexible service to our international and domestic customers. We understand our customers’ needs and will work hard to provide innovative, creative, and low cost solutions that in turn, simplifies their business.

T.C. Trading Company has had a long history of partnering with community organizations, as well as funding community and educational programs that seek to change lives and strengthen the fabric of our society. T.C. Trading Company also supports the generous volunteerism of our employees and encourages them to take an active role in their communities, to make them even better places to live and work.

Employee Volunteerism

T.C. Trading Company encourages all employees to find out how they can make a significant difference in the communities where they live and work. Hundreds of Calpine employees already demonstrate this spirit of caring by giving back to their community through a variety of individual activities.

Diversity Commitment

T.C. Trading Company understands that our we all know that when we truly reflect the demographics of our markets, we will better serve our customers, grow our business and build an even stronger organization. It makes good business sense.”

As one of our company’s core values, diversity standards recognize behavior that:

  • Effectively utilizes and values similarities and differences in people to create a broad, richer work environment that encourages creative thinking and solutions.
  • Recognizes and leverages the benefits realized from a broad range of ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds working together to produce superior products and services for a diverse marketplace.
  • Embraces the inclusion of all talented and qualified individuals, regardless of differences in beliefs, experiences, backgrounds or physical characteristics.
  • Treats all colleagues, customers and suppliers fairly, with dignity and respect.

Workforce Diversity
Our goal is to create a workplace where the best talent seeks employment. We know that diversity in the workforce will support our mission of helping people to be successful. A diverse workforce will help by connecting us to a wider customer base, enhancing our community relations and enriching our pipeline of new ideas and approaches to customer service. We actively recruit through a variety of diverse networks for the best candidates.