Canadian Canners incorporated
|The following article appeared on page 1 of the 26 Mar 1903 issue of The Waterford Star|
CANNERS CONSOLIDATED COMPANY
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,
directors include: Messrs.
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
19 Mar 1903 Simcoe Reformer, page 1
It is stated with
authority that all ut two or three of the smaller
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
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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