Equity Trust Company is a nondepository trust chartered by the South Dakota Banking Commission. As a trust company, Equity Trust provides its clients with a wide array of trust services, including serving as an individual retirement account custodian and as a trustee for individuals, corporations, institutions and employee benefit, stock ownership and retirement plans. Operational for more than 30 years, it assists clients to invest in real estate, commercial property, publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds, private limited partnerships, secured and unsecured notes, commercial paper and equipment leasing. The company also provides various educational programs and organizes seminars. It has a 16,000-square-foot processing facility in Elyria, Ohio.