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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Canada Malting Grain Elevator (Norman Siding, RM of Oakview)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A composite-style grain elevator at Norman Siding on the CNR Rivers Subdivision, about five miles south of Oak River in the Rural Municipality of Oakview, was built by United Grain Growers between 1983 and 1984 to replace elevators at Oak River whose track had been abandoned. An official opening ceremony was held on 11 October 1984. The exterior of the 40- by 90-foot wood crib and frame structure was covered by pre-painted metal siding. Its total capacity was 4,083 tonnes (150,000 bushels) of grain. Three large steel bins were later added on its east end, increasing the capacity to 5,500 tonnes (200,000 bushels).

The complex was closed by Agricore United in 2005 and sold to the Canada Malting Company. As of late 2021, it remains in operation.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1984-?

Jim Vassart

?-2005

?

Photos & Coordinates

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Norman Siding

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Norman Siding (September 2006)
Source: Ken Jacobs

Canada Malting grain elevator at Norman Siding

Canada Malting grain elevator at Norman Siding (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Canada Malting grain elevator at Norman Siding

Canada Malting grain elevator at Norman Siding (July 2017)
Source: Adam Bouvier

Canada Malting grain elevator at Norman Siding

Canada Malting grain elevator at Norman Siding (September 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.06439, W100.44659
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Mariapolis, RM of Lorne)

Sources:

Agricore United Member Advisory Group Reports, Folder 14 – Norman / Oakner / Quadra (UGG Local #444), Agricore United Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

We thank Ken Jacobs, Jean McManus, Adam Bouvier, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2021

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