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This American-based company came about from the 1940 merger of the British America Elevator Company, Northern Elevator Company, National Elevator Company, and Grand Trunk Pacific Elevator Company. In 1967, it purchased the feed and seed assets of the McCabe Grain Company and, four years later, the remaining McCabe assets were merged to form National Grain Limited. On 1 January 1975, its grain elevators were purchased by the Cargill Grain Company.

Chairmen

Period

Chairman

1961-1971

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

1971-1974

Charles Kroft (1906-1984)

Presidents

Period

President

1940-1959

George W. P. Heffelfinger (?-1970)

1959-1961

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

1961-1962

Reginald E. Bean (?-1962)

1962-1974

George W. P. Heffelfinger Jr.

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1940-1959

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Built

1972
Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Angusville

CNR

?

126,000

 

Ashville

CNR

?

80,000

Demolished (?)

Birtle

CPR

?

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (June 1944)

Brandon

CPR

?

148,000

 

Chumah

CPR

?

48,000

 

Dauphin

CNR

?

121,000

 

Durban

CNR

?

99,500

 

Ethelbert

CNR

?

86,000

 

Firdale

CNR

?

62,000

 

Floors

CPR

?

40,000

 

Fork River

CNR

?

102,000

 

Garland

CNR

?

36,000

 

Ingelow

CNR

?

52,000

Demolished (c1979)

Inglis

CNR

?

78,800

 

Menzie

CNR

?

45,000

 

Ochre River

CNR

?

52,000

 

Pettapiece

CPR

?

36,000

 

Pine River

CNR

?

75,000

 

Pitlochry

CPR

?

50,000

Closed (1974), demolished (1977)

Pope

CNR

?

53,000

 

Rapid City

CPR

?

48,000

Demolished (c1980)

Rivers

CNR

?

88,000

Sold to Cargill Grain (1975)

Roblin A

CNR

?

66,000

 

Roblin B

CNR

?

148,000

 

Rossburn

CNR

?

75,000

 

St. Boniface A

CPR

?

85,000

 

St. Boniface B

CPR

?

157,000

 

Sandy Lake

CNR

?

82,000

 

Shellmouth

CNR

?

57,000

 

Shevlin

CNR

?

52,000

 

Smart Siding

CNR

?

?

Destroyed by fire (19 July 1962)

Solsgirth

CPR

?

91,000

 

Swan River

CNR

?

123,000

 

Valley River

CNR

?

54,000

 

Vista

CNR

?

?

 

Winnipegosis

CNR

?

85,000

 

See also:

Manitoba Business: Cargill Grain

Sources:

Quest in Roots: History of Brookdale School District by Brookdale Historical Society History Book Committee, 1987, page 103. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.B81 Que]

Grain: The Entrepreneurs by Charles W. Anderson, Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer Publishing, 1991.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2017

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