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Manitoba Business: Cargill Grain

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In 1974, the Cargill Grain Company, the Canadian subsidiary of American company Cargill Inc., purchased the grain elevators of National Grain.

Presidents

Period

President

1964-1973

Earl Harry Greene (1921-1983)

1973-1982

Roger Murray

1982-2005

Kerry Lloyd Hawkins (1940-2017)

2005-2013

Leonard J. “Len” Penner

Vice-Presidents / General Managers

Period

Vice President / General Manager

1953-1964

Earl Harry Greene (1921-1983)

1964-?

?

?-1972

R. L. M. Dawson

Secretary-Treasurers

Period

Secretary-Treasurer

1964-?

Norman D. Milne

?-?

?

?-1980

William Scott Neal (1914-1993)

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Opened

Capacity
(bushels)

Closed

Comments

Brandon

CNR

1974

?

?

 

Dauphin

CNR

 

-

 

Bought from UGG (October 1980)

Durban

CNR

?

99,500

 

Bought from National Grain (1975), demolished (?)

Elm Creek

CPR

1976

-

-

 

Elva

CPR

 

-

 

 

Ethelbert

CNR

?

86,000

 

Balloon and crib annexes (?), demolished (?)

Floors

CPR

?

40,000

 

 

Fork River

CNR

?

102,000

 

Two crib annexes (?)

Inglis

CPR

1975

79,000

?

Bought from National Grain (1975), sold to Paterson Grain (1980)

Morris

CPR

June 1995

-

?

Traded from Manitoba Pool (?)

Nesbitt

CPR

 

-

 

 

Newdale

CPR

August 1980

-

June 1995

Traded to Manitoba Pool (?)

Oakner

CNR

1978

-

 

 

Ochre River

CNR

?

52,000

 

Closed (1976)

Pine River

CNR

?

75,000

 

Two crib annexes (?)

Rapid City

CPR

?

48,000

 

 

Rivers

CNR

?

?

?

Bought from National Grain (1975), sold to private ownership (?)

Rossburn

CNR

?

75,000

?

 

Sandy Lake

CNR

?

82,000

?

 

Sidney

CPR

1975

36,700

?

Traded from Manitoba Pool (1975); demolished (1999)

Solsgirth

CPR

?

?

June 1995

Traded to Manitoba Pool (?)

Swan River 1

CNR

?

?

May 2015

Two crib annexes (?), demolished (2015)

Swan River 2

CNR

?

?

?

Bought from Manitoba Pool (2007), demolished (2015)

Tenby

CNR

1977

67,000

1999

Bought from UGG (1976), demolished (1999)

Winnipegosis

CNR

?

85,000

 

Crib annex (?)

See also:

Manitoba Business: National Grain

Sources:

“Jottings from the business world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1964, page 57.

“Cargill Grain will purchase National’s major subsidiaries,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1974, page 63.

“Cargill president named,” Russell Banner, 14 July 1982, page 8.

“Cargill’s president retires; vice-president takes over,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 2005, page 23.

Annual Reports, RG 4, Manitoba Pool Elevators fonds, Series B, Central Office Records, B.7, S. J. McKee Archives.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2017

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