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The following article appeared on page 1 of the 26 Mar 1903 issue of The Waterford Star  


Hamilton, March 20 -- Many of the leading packers of the country have consolidated their interests, and have been granted letters patent for incorporation under the name of Canadian Canners' Consolidated Companies, Limited.

The capital is $2,500,000 and the idea is to take over the factories and business of all the leading fruit and vegetable packers in the Dominion.

Over $1,600,000 of the stock is said to have already een subscribed.

The head office will be in Hamilton. Messrs. Lees, Hobson & Stephens, 
this city, are solicitors for the big concern.

The provincial directors include: Messrs.
-- David Marshall of Aylmer Canning Co., Aylmer and Hamilton,
-- W. P. Innes of the Simcoe Canning Company, Simcoe and Hamilton,
-- W. A. Ferguson of the Delhi Canning Company, Delhi,
-- A. W. Hepburn of A. O. Miller & Company, Picton.
-- Hugh Malcolmson of the Kent Canning Company, Chatham
-- Russel Bowlby of Bowly Bros., Waterford
-- F. R. Lalor of the Dunnville Canning Company, Dunnville
-- R. I. Matthews of the Lakeport Preserving Company, Lakeport,
-- W. Boulter of W. Boulter & Sons, Picton, and
-- Samuel Nesbit, capitalist, of Brighton.

It is said that great economies will be effected by the amalgamation, and consumers get better quality at a lower price.

One of the main objects will be to improve and standardize the quality of the goods throughout the country, and a school of instruction will be established, probably at Hamilton, where experts will educate and instruct processors in the most modern methods of fruit and vegetable packing.

W. P. Innes  

From 19 Mar 1903 Simcoe Reformer, page 1

A Big Canning Factory Combination

It is stated with authority that all ut two or three of the smaller 
Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Canning Factories have passed into 
the hands of a syndicate composed of the various owners.

Whether the combination will mean any change to the working of the factories is not stated. All three of the big Norfolk concerns are included.

The head office, from which everything will in future e managed, will be 
in Hamilton.

Simcoe people will have one certain matter for regret. We believe the change entails the removal from Simcoe to Hamilton of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Innes, two of Simcoe's most popular residents.

Robert L. Innes

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