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New Book Examines History Of United Grain Growers

A Winnipeg author has recently published a book looking at The Rise and Fall of United Grain Growers.
Paul Earl says he's been working on the book since 2004.
"The book tells the story of the company from 1906, when it was formed, through to 2007 when it disappeared," he explained. "The last third of the book actually examines the business of why it was sold and what happened."
Earl talked about a highlight from the book.
"I think the biggest challenge was coming up to the 1990's, when the whole grain handling system had to be rebuilt because it was very much out of date. That's when they sold shares to raise the money and it was quite a successful move for them and quite an innovative move."
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