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The United Grain Growers was founded in 1917 from the merger of the Grain Growers’ Grain Company (incorporated in 1906) with the Alberta Farmers’ Cooperative Elevator Company. In 1959, it purchased grain elevators belonging to the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company.

In 2001, UGG merged with Agricore (created in 1998 by the merger of Manitoba Pool Elevators with the Alberta Wheat Pool) to form Agricore United. Six years later (2007), it was purchased by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. This publicly traded corporation, known as Viterra, was purchased by Glencore International in 2013.

A large collection of UGG and Agricore United corporate records can be found at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Presidents / Chairs

Period

President / Chair

1906-1930

Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975)

1930-1948

Richard Stanley Law (1884-1951)

1948-1961

John Edward Brownlee (1883-1961)

1961-1981

Alexander McInnes “Mac” Runciman (1914-2000)

1981-1990

Lorne Frederick John Hehn (1936-2015)

1990-2002

Theodore M. “Ted” Allen

2002-2003

James M. Wilson

2003-2007

Wayne W. Drul

First Vice-Presidents / First Vice-Chairs

Period

First Vice-President / First Vice-Chair

1906-1917

John Alexander Kennedy (1854-1929)

1917-1929

Cecil Rice-Jones (1881-1972)

1929-1930

Richard Stanley Law (1884-1951)

1930-1935

J. J. MacLellan (?-1955)

1935-1942

Donald Gordon McKenzie (1887-1963)

1942-1948

John Edward Brownlee (1883-1961)

1948-1960

R. C. Brown

1960-1964

S. S. Sears

1964-1965

L. F. Snyder

1965-1979

Allan Smith

1979-1983

Ted M. Allen

1983-1989

D. Roy Cusitar

1989-1992

?

1992-?

Bryan D. Perkins (Alberta), Don Dobson (Manitoba), Roy W. Piper (Saskatchewan)

?-1996

?

1996-1998

Bryan D. Perkins (Alberta), Henry J. Penner (Manitoba), Roy W. Piper (Saskatchewan)

1998-1999

Bryan D. Perkins (Alberta), Wayne W. Drul (Manitoba), Roy W. Piper (Saskatchewan)

1999-2000

Kenneth M. Motiuk (Alberta), Wayne W. Drul (Manitoba), Roy W. Piper (Saskatchewan)

2000-2001

Kenneth M. Motiuk (Alberta), Wayne W. Drul (Manitoba), Terry V. Youzwa (Saskatchewan)

2001-2002

Melvin A. McNaughton

2002-2007

Jon K. Grant

Second Vice-Presidents

Period

Second Vice-President

1909-1917

Roderick McKenzie (1850-1925)

1917-1929

John Alexander Kennedy (1854-1929)

1929-1930

J. J. MacLellan (?-1955)

1930-1935

John F. Reid

1935-1947

John Morrison

1947-1960

J. Harvey Lane

1960-1964

R. M. Wilson

1964-1970

R. C. Brown

1964-1972

D. L. Trapp

1970-1975

C. S. Banks

1972-1973

Lorne Frederick John Hehn (1936-2015)

1973-1974

D. L. Trapp

1974-1977

Lorne Frederick John Hehn (1936-2015)

1975-1981

W. J. Craddock

1977-1978

W. G. “Bud” Morken

1978-1981

Lorne Frederick John Hehn (1936-2015)

1981-1983

D. Roy Cusitar

1981-1988

W. G. “Bud” Morken

1983-1989

Ted M. Allen

1988-1989

Roy W. Piper

General Managers / Chief Executive Officers

Period

General Manager / Chief Executive Officer

1906-1911

Alexander McIntyre Blackburn (1870-1937)

1911-1917

?

1917-1930

Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975)

1930-1948

Richard Stanley Law (1884-1951)

1948-1961

John Edward Brownlee (1883-1961)

1961-1969

Louis Driscoll (1904-1984)

1969-1974

William Gresson Winslow (1908-1991)

1974-1979

John Wachal

1979-1982

Gordon D. Moss

1982-1990

Gerry W. Moore

1991-2007

Brian Hayward

Treasurers / Chief Financial Officers

Period

Treasurer

1906-1907

J. Spencer

1907-1911

David Keith Mills (c1880-1965)

1911-1912

F. W. Moore

1913-1916

W. Moffatt

1917-1922

Francis Mollison Black (1870-1941)

1922-1930

?

1930-1951

J. B. McNair

1951-1961

Louis Driscoll (1904-1984)

1961-1974

John Wachal

1974-1988

J. G. L. Bennett

1988-1989

R. W. McGowan

1989-1996

?

1996-2004

Peter G. M. Cox

2004-2007

?

Corporate Secretaries

Period

Corporate Secretary

1906-1907

J. Spencer

1907-1912

David Keith Mills (c1880-1965)

1912-1916

W. Moffatt

1917

R. L. Scott

1917-1922

?

1922

E. J. Fream

1922-1930

Richard Stanley Law (1884-1951)

1930-1948

Charles C. Jackson

1948-1966

D. G. Miller

1966-1981

J. A. White

1981-1999

Michael “Mike” Sherman

1999-2004

Thomas “Tom” Kirk

2004-2007

?

Directors (1906-1956)

Director

Period

Residence

John Allan

1906-1909

Cordova

M. T. Allan

1941-1947

?

H. W. Allen

1946-?

?

P. S. Austin

1917-1923

?

N. E. Baumunk

1909-1912

Dundurn, Saskatchewan

E. E. Bayne

1930-1950

?

C. F. Brown

1917-1918

?

R. C. Brown

1929-1948

?

F. J. Collyer

1917-1944

?

F. W. Collyer

1913-1917

Welwyn, Saskatchewan

Robert Elsom

1906-1909

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

E. J. Fream

1910-1915

Calgary, Alberta

F. M. Gates

1913-1917

Fillmore, Saskatchewan

F. W. Green

1912-1913

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

C. E. Hope

1922-1946

?

W. B. Kirkpatrick

1923-1929

?

T. W. Knowles

1909-1910

Emerson

J. Harvey Lane

1944-1947

?

George Langley

1908-1913

Maymont, Saskatchewan

I. T. Lennox

1906-1908

Melita

S. Loptson

1947-1955

?

J. D. MacFarlane

1947-?

?

J. J. MacLellan

1917-1955

?

J. A. Maharg

1912-1913

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

M. C. McCuaig

1906-1909

Oakland

Donald Gordon McKenzie (1887-1963)

1921-1935

?

Roderick McKenzie (1850-1925)

1908-1909, 1917-1921

Brandon

W. C. Mills

1938-1941

?

William Moffat

1912-1917

Souris

John Morrison

1912-1947

Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan

R. A. Parker

1917-1922

?

Edward A. Partridge (1862-1931)

1906-1912

Sintaluta, Saskatchewan

David Railton

1906-1912

Sintaluta, Saskatchewan

John F. Reid

1914-1917, 1917-1938

Orcadia, Saskatchewan

J. W. Robson

1913-1914

Pelly, Saskatchewan

G. Roose

1929-1938

?

Alexander McInnes “Mac” Runciman (1914-2000)

1955-1961

?

S. S. Sears

1922-1960

?

R. Shannon

1918-1952

?

L. F. Snyder

1955-1964

?

John Spencer

1906-1912

Emerson

H. E. Staples

1950-?

?

J. I. Stevens

1938-?

?

D. L. Trapp

1952-1964

?

A. Von Meilecki

1909-1910

Calgary, Alberta

R. M. Wilson

1948-1960

?

H. C. Wingate

1917-1922

?

J. W. Wood

1915-1917

Wainwright, Alberta

UGG Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Local No.

Rail

Elevator Built

Annex Built

Maximum
Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Agnew

167

CN

1928

-

30,000

Destroyed by fire (13 June 1951) and not rebuilt

Altamont

155

CN

1925

1941

74,500

Closed (1993), demolished (1994)

Angusville

240

?

1917

?

?

Destroyed by fire (13 April 1934) and rebuilt (1934), sold to Federal Grain (October 1968)

Arnaud

562

CP

?

?

91,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), demolished (1990s)

Ashville

157

CN

1946

1948, 1952

81,000

Demolished (1995-1997)

Baldur

?

 

?

?

?

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), traded to Manitoba Pool (1968)

Barnsley

159

CP

1916

-

30,000

 

Beausejour 1

564

CP

?

?

55,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Beausejour 2

564

CP

?

?

45,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Beaver

208

CN

1935

1940, 1958

80,000

 

Bede

?

CP

1927

 

 

Closed (April 1953) and demolished

Bellsite

565

CN

1951

?

36,200

Bought from Manitoba Pool (March 1960), closed (November 1975)

Belmont

566

CN

?

?

96,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), destroyed by fire (18 April 1973), rebuilt (1974), demolished (2000)

Benito

247

CN

1937

1948, 1956

112,000

 

Beulah

?

 

?

 

 

Built by Western Canada Flour Mills (?), bought (1916), sold to Manitoba Pool (March 1948)

Binscarth

194

CP

1928

1957

90,000

Destroyed by fire (15 November 1978)

Birch River 1

165

CN

1933

1940

?

Demolished (2001)

Birch River 2

165

CN

1950

-

?

 

Birdtail

179

CN

1938

1948

55,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (March 1960)

Boissevain

985

CP

?

 

140,000

 

Bowsman 1

250

CN

1951

-

143,000

 

Bowsman 2

250

CN

1917

1939, 1948

?

Annexes removed (1972, 1980), demolished (?)

Brandon

177

CP

1964

 

105,000

New elevator (January 1964)

Brookdale

181

CP

1938

1940, 1953

82,000

Closed (24 August 1978), demolished (2013)

Brumlie

?

CN

?

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Brunkild

184

CN

1927

1940

112,000

 

Butler

196

CN

1928

-

30,000

Moved to Cromer (1964)

Candor

?

?

1951

-

35,000

 

Carberry

558

CP

1938

1948

56,000

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), demolished (April 1983)

Cardinal

554

CN

1929

1940

55,000

Destroyed by fire (26 June 1960) and not rebuilt

Carroll

?

CP

?

 

 

Closed (?), annex moved to Newstead

Cawdor

?

?

1951

 

 

Moved to Westbourne (1964)

Chillon

?

CP

1920

1951

60,000

 

Christie Siding

212

CN

1927

1957

60,000

Closed (31 July 1967), demolished (December 1972)

Clanwilliam

?

CN

 

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Coatstone

156

CN

1927

1940

55,000

Closed (31 July 1961), demolished (?)

Cordova

223

CN

1910

1940

52,000

Closed (31 July 1970), demolished (1972)

Cracknell 1

224

CP

1922

1956

114,400

Closed (September 1973) and demolished

Cracknell 2

224

CP

1922

 

 

Closed (September 1973) and demolished

Cranmer 1

158

CP

1928

1953

84,000

Closed (December 1975)

Cranmer 2

158

CP

1927 -  

Built by Matheson-Lindsay Grain (1927), sold to Province Elevator (1928), sold to Reliance Grain (1939), bought (1948), closed (December 1975)

Cromer 1

166

CN

1916-1917

 

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (March 1948)

Cromer 2

166

CN

1928

 

97,000

Moved from Butler (1964), traded to Manitoba Pool (1979)

Crystal City

?

CP

1927

 

 

Sold to Paterson Grain (1941)

Culross

?

CP

 

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), sold to Paterson Grain (September 1969)

Cypress River

189

CP

Before 1917

 

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (July 1928)

Cypress River

189

CP

?

 

 

Closed (2001)

Dauphin 1

199

CN

1924

 

293,000

Renovated (1968, 1980)

Dauphin 2

199

CN

1951

1955

 

Sold to Cargill (October 1980)

Decker

?

CN

?

?

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Deepdale

?

CN

1910

1911

50,000

Leased to Manitoba Pool (1926)

Deerwood

155

CN

?

-

28,000

Purchased from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), closed (31 July 1970), sold to Seedex (May 1974), demolished (October 2003)

Deloraine

982

CP

1960

1976

105,000

Opened (12 December 1960)

Dominion City

211

CP

1932

1952, 1957

110,000

Traded from Manitoba Pool (1990)

Dropmore 1

?

CN

1916

 

 

Burned (2 December 1927), rebuilt, sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Dropmore 2

?

CN

?

 

 

Bought from British America (1928), sold to Manitoba Pool (1948)

Durban

?

?

1913

 

 

Demolished (June 1929)

Dutton Siding 1

226

CN

1920

1940

55,000

Closed (30 October 1976) and dismantled

Dutton Siding 2

226

CN

? ? ?

Bought from Manitoba Pool (29 November 1971), closed (December 1976) and dismantled

Dutton Siding 3

226

CN

?

?

?

Traded from Pioneer Grain (1995), sold to Parrish & Heimbecker (?)

Eden

?

CN

1927

1940, 1941

76,000

 

Elgin

169

CN

?

?

78,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), renovated (1965), annex moved from Paterson to UGG site (1966)

Elie

572

CN

?

1959

99,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Elkhorn

?

CP

?

 

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Elma

?

 

 

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), closed (March 1964) and moved to Whitemouth where it was converted into an annex

Elva

161

CP

1916

 

?

 

Endcliffe

230

CN

1916

-

30,000

Demolished (?)

Fairfax

?

CN

?

 

85,000

 

Fairview

496

CN

1935

1940, 1953

85,000

Closed (25 April 1975) and dismantled later that year, replaced by Petrel

Fannystelle 1

572

CP

?

?

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), demolished (1981)

Fannystelle 2

572

CP

?

1970-1971

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (1968), renovated and annex moved from #1 (1970-1971)

Fort Whyte (Winnipeg)

989

CP

?

 

185,000

Destroyed by fire (11 March 2000)

Foxwarren 1

195

CP

1923

1952

144,000

Demolished (1963) and new elevator built (August 1963)

Foxwarren 2

195

CP

1902

-

 

Demolished (1963)

Gilbert Plains

207

CN

1946

1952, 1961

196,000

 

Gladstone

204

CP

1918

1957

165,000

Demolished (?)

Grandview 1

206

CN

1953

-

259,000

Opened (December 1953)

Grandview 2

206

CN

1917

1950

 

Burned (December 1959)

Graysville

?

CN

1920

1952

58,300

Demolished (?)

Greenway

190

CN

1927

1940

27,000

Closed and demolished (1971)

Griswold 1

228

CP

1940

1947

153,000

 

Griswold 2

228

CP

?

-

35,000

Bought from Manitoba Pool (1960), demolished (1980)

Gunton

219

CP

1951

-

31,000

Destroyed by fire (24 July 1951) and rebuilt (September 1951), closed (July 1984)

Hallboro

?

CN

?

 

 

Demolished (1938)

Hargrave 1

229

CP

1926

1953

59,000

Renovated (1967)

Hargrave 2

229

CP

1928

 

 

Traded from Manitoba Pool (1979), demolished (July 2014)

Hartney 1

169

CP

1917

1940

155,000

Renovated (1929), demolished (1963), new elevator (November 1963)

Hartney 2

169

CN ?   ?

Demolished (1927)

Hilton

249

CN

1927

-

 

Closed (31 July 1966), traded to Manitoba Pool and moved to Ninette (circa 1976)

Homewood 1

252

CN

1927

1941

67,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1974)

Homewood 2

252

CN

1901

-

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1974)

Hubbell

559

CN

1938

1953

58,000

Purchased from Canada West Grain (July 1948), closed (31 July 1971), demolished (?)

Indian Springs

253

CN

1951

1940

65,000

 

Inglis

254

CP

1925

1949, 1952

79,100

 

Isabella

171

CN

1913

1940

?

Traded to Manitoba Pool (1962)

Jordan

?

CN

?

 

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Kane

?

CN

 

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Kelloe 1

233

CP

1902

-

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1960)

Kelloe 2

233

CP

1925

-

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (1941)

Kelwood 1

255

CN

1927

1940

53,000

Closed (14 December 1979) and sold to community

Kelwood 2

255

CN

?

?

?

Traded from Manitoba Pool (1971), closed (14 December 1979) and sold to community

Kenton

180

CP

1920

 

?

Sold to Lake of the Woods (31 October 1957)

Kenville

?

?

1935

 

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1949)

Killarney 1

152

CP

1953

1940

243,000

 

Killarney 2

152

CP

1916

1940

 

 

Kirkella

?

CP

 

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Lac du Bonnet 1

976

CP

?

 

129,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Lac du Bonnet 2

976

CP

 

 

 

Bought from Inter-Ocean Grain (1965)

Lavinia

172

CN

?

1940

 

Traded to Manitoba Pool (August 1962)

Leighton

?

CP

?

 

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Lenore

?

CP

?

 

 

Demolished (1928)

Letellier

212

CN

1926

1952, 1957

112,000

 

Liege

256

CN

1927

1940

 

Built by Matheson-Lindsay Grain (1927), bought from Province Elevator (1932), closed (31 July 1961)

Linklater

?

CP

1927

 

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (July 1928)

Lowe Farm

977

CN

?

 

97,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Manitou

225

CP

?

1978

52,000

Bought from McCabe Grain (March 1968), new elevator built (7 December 1973)

Manson

170

CP

1911

-

 

 

Margaret

?

CN

1926

1940, 1956

67,000

 

Mariapolis

251

CN

1948

-

53,000

Leased (1912) then leased (1926) from Manitoba government, demolished (1937) and rebuilt, demolished (1986) and rebuilt

1926

1940

 

 

Mather

151

CP

1917

1953

59,000

Traded to Manitoba Pool (1971)

McAuley

258

CP

1926

-

 

 

McCreary

201

CN

1917

1940

80,000

 

McGregor

?

CP

?

 

 

Bought from Manitoba government (1912), demolished (August 1926)

Medora

163

CP

1926

1940, 1951

131,000

 

Melita 1

162

CP

1926

1906, 1940

 

 

Melita 2

162

CP

1956

1965

119,000

Renovated (1979)

Miami

244

CN

1924

 

 

Purchased from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), sold to Federal Grain (March 1970)

Minitonas

?

CN

?

 

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1926)

Minnedosa

984

CP

1966

1967

169,000

 

Minto

?

CN

?

 

83,000

 

Moline

174

CN

1913

 

 

Traded to Manitoba Pool (1948)

Morden

988

CP

?

 

80,000

 

Myrtle

214

CN

1928

1934, 1955

102,000

Demolished (1984)

Neelin

259

CN

1928

1955

81,000

 

Neepawa

238

CP

1938

1940, 1958, 1978

152,000

Renovated (1971)

Nesbitt

191

CP

1926

1950, 1953

79,000

 

Newdale

236

CP

1925

1925, 1941

111,000

 

Newstead

990

CP

1936

 

84,000

Bought from McCabe Grain (1968), renovated and annex moved from Carroll (?), closed (30 June 1982)

Newton Siding

541

CN

1935

1951

52,000

Closed (31 July 1972)

Ninga

154

CP

1929

1955

82,000

Traded to Manitoba Pool (1979)

Norman (Oakner)

444

CN

October 1984

-

-

 

Novra

561

CN

1952

-

31,000

Closed (3 April 1980)

Oak River 1

979

CP

?

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Oak River 2

979

CP

?

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Oak River 3

979

CP

1960

 

 

Traded from Manitoba Pool (1974)

Oakburn

542

CN

1933

1949, 1967

138,000

 

Oakville

185

CN

1956

1917, 1961

193,000

 

Ochre River

?

CN

1916

 

 

Destroyed by fire (15 April 1921) and not rebuilt

Otterburne

543

CP

1935

-

26,000

Bought from Northern Elevator (1918) and rebuilt (June 1935), closed (July 1971) and demolished (April 1972)

Penrith

?

CP

?

 

 

Demolished (1957)

Petrel

210

CN

1975

-

150,000

Replaced elevators at Fairview and Wellwood

Pipestone 1

167

CP

1927

1952

55,000

Renovated (1967-1968)

Pipestone 2

167

CP

?

 

 

Traded from Manitoba Pool (4 April 1979)

Plum Coulee 1

992

CP

?

?

110,000

Bought from McCabe Grain (September 1968), annexes demolished (1979, 1980)

Plum Coulee 2

992

CP

?

1977

206,000

Bought from Manitoba Pool (1972)

Plumas 1

203

CN

1949

1952

144,000

Renovated (1976), annex from Tenby (1977)

Plumas 2

203

CN

1926

-

 

Destroyed by fire (28 December 1974)

Plumas 3

203

CN

1898

-

 

Bought from Western Canada Flour Mills (June 1940)

Portage la Prairie 1

232

CP

1962

 

120,000

 

Portage la Prairie 2

232

CN

?

 

138,800

Bought from McCabe Grain (March 1968)

Rackham

?

CN

 

 

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Rathwell 1

545

CP

1927

1940, 1941, 1958

128,300

Destroyed by fire (22 August 1941), rebuilt (October 1941)

Rathwell 2

545

CP

 

 

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (September 1969)

Red River (Winnipeg)

231

CN

?

 

115,000

 

Renwer

546

CN

1934

1950

67,000

Closed (30 April 1977)

Reston

166

CP

1959

1953

?

New elevator (10 August 1959) replaced an earlier one, demolished (c2001)

Rhodes

?

CP

?

 

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Riding Mountain

547

CN

1937

1940

50,000

Destroyed by fire (31 October 1936) and rebuilt, closed (31 July 1972) and demolished

Rignold

232

CN

1938

1955

82,000

 

Rivers

176

CN

1957

1980

74,000

New elevator replaced Wheatland (1957)

Roland 1

549

CN

1938

1941

112,000

 

Roland 2

549

CN

1895

-

 

 

Rorketon

550

CN

1924

 

52,000

Closed (August 1980)

Rosebank 1

244

CN

1923

1953

106,000

Renovated (1970)

Rosebank 2

244

CN

?

?

?

Purchased from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), demolished (1980)

Rossendale

551

CN

1913

1940, 1953

52,000

Closed (1975), sold for demolition (1977)

Rufford Siding

175

CN

1910

1940

 

Closed (30 April 1968), demolished (April 1971)

Russell

240

CP

1925

1953

112,000

New elevator built and old elevator became annex (1963)

St. Claude

552

CP

1927

1952

109,000

Annex made from former Ogilvies elevator traded from Manitoba Pool (1960)

Ste. Anne

986

CN

?

1972

55,000

Bought from McCabe Grain (March 1968)

Ste. Rose 1

200

CN

1946

1955

91,000

Destroyed by fire (22 September 1962)

Ste. Rose 2

200

CN

1912

1956

 

 

Shoal Lake

234

CP

1928

1953

120,100

 

Shoal Lake

234

CP

1983

 

 

Opened (3 May 1983)

Shoal Lake

-

CP

2000

-

?

Opened (27 July 2000)

Shortdale

553

CN

1933

1940, 1955

82,000

 

Sifton

209

CN

1917

1950

90,000

Destroyed by fire (26 June 1926), bought North Star elevator to replace (1926), new elevator and old elevator converted to annex (1957), old elevator-annex demolished (1971)

Silverton 1

241

CN

1917

1963

99,000

Renovated (1963), sold to Manitoba Pool (1974)

Silverton 2

241

CN

1908

1918

-

Traded from National Grain (1946) for Solsgirth, demolished (1963)

Sinclair

222

CP

1927

-

 

Traded to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Solsgirth

197

?

1924

-

 

Traded to National Grain (April 1946) for Silverton

Somerset 1

554

CN

1928

1940

50,000

Renovated with new annex (1977)

Somerset 2

554

CN

?

 

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (April 1981)

Souris 1

227

CP

?

 

320,000

Bought from McCabe Grain (March 1968)

Souris 2

227

CP

1961

 

 

Bought from McCabe Grain (March 1968)

Sperling

184

CN

?

1959

128,000

Purchased from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), renovated (1967), demolished (?)

Strathclair 1

235

CP

1925

1957

119,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1974)

Strathclair 2

235

CP

?

 

 

Bought from Pioneer Grain (1969), sold to Manitoba Pool (1974)

Swan Lake 1

216

CN

1925

1940, 1955

102,000

 

Swan Lake 2

216

CN

?

 

 

Traded from Manitoba Pool (1971)

Swan Lake 3

216

CN

?

 

 

Bought from Manitoba Pool (1974), destroyed by fire (1988)

Tenby

202

CN

1917

1954

67,000

Closed (October 1977), annex moved to Plumas, sold to Cargill (1978)

Terence

?

CN

1917

 

 

Closed (July 1954) and demolished

Treherne

188

CP

1927

1959

113,000

Traded to Manitoba Pool (1990)

Underhill

556

CN

1903

-

 

 

Valley River

?

CN

1912

 

 

Sold to British America (July 1940)

Virden

182

CP

1916

-

93,000

Moved to new town site and renovated (1964)

Vista 1

243

CN

1934

1949

105,700

 

Vista 2

243

CN

?

 

 

Bought from Northern Elevator (1940), demolished (May 1947)

Vista 2

243

CN

?

 

 

Bought from Manitoba Pool (October 1968)

Wassewa

?

CN

 

 

 

Purchased from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959)

Wellwood

246

CP

1919

1940, 1955

90,000

Closed (25 April 1975) and dismantled, replaced by Petrel

Westbourne 1

557

CP

1938

1940

78,000

 

Westbourne 2

557

CP

1951

 

 

Moved from Cawdor (1964), demolished (1990s)

Wheatland

176

?

1905

?

?

Bought (1924), destroyed by fire (September 1957) and rebuilt at Rivers

Whitemouth

981

CP

?

 

59,000

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (1959), annex brought from Elma (1964), facility closed (July 1979)

Woodnorth

?

CN

?

 

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Sources:

The First Fifty Years: A History of United Grain Growers Limited by R. D. Colquette, Winnipeg: The Public Press Limited, 1957.

Annual Reports, United Grain Growers Limited, MSS 76, Boxes 30-31, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

“UGG appointment,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1979, page 57.

“UGG appointment,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 1983, page 47.

“UGG appointment,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1991, page 13.

“Allen re-elected UGG head,” Russell Banner, 17 November 1992, page 11.

“Explosive blaze guts landmark elevator,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 March 2000, page A1.

“UGG ribbon set for snipping,” Brandon Sun, 22 July 2000, page 5.

“Agricore shuts down elevators temporarily,” Brandon Sun, 3 January 2001, page 1.

United Grain Growers Limited Fonds, MSS 76, Box 54, File 16, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

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