Manitoba Business: Western Elevator Company / Western Grain Company
This company was organized around 1900 by Alexander Reid and Thomas Baker, and formally incorporated in Manitoba on 6 July 1901. Among its directors were Frank Morton Morse, William George MacMahon, and John Henry Munson.
In 1929, it was merged with the State Elevator Company, Central Grain Company, Spencer Grain Company, Beaver Elevator Company, and Western Terminal Elevator Company to form the Western Grain Company, with founding Directors of Chessman George Spencer, D. C. MacLachlan, C. I. Hall, Donald Morrison, Archibald Cumberland Reid, James Stewart, Kenneth Bowring Stoddart, Frank B. Stoddart, and Alan Holmes Williamson.
In 1951, the company and its country elevators were acquired by Pioneer Grain.
Country Elevators (Manitoba)
“Western Grain Company puts issue on market,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 January 1929, page 16.
“Western Grain names Reid as Gen’l Manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 September 1931, page 12.
John Everitt Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 December 2022