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Shur-Gro celebrates 50 years

12.04.2018 05:00
By: Mattheew Higgs

Celebration planned for tonight

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Shur-Gro Farm Services Ltd. will be celebrating 50 years in the community on Thursday.

A celebration is planned at the Victoria Inn Grand Salon starting at 5:00pm, with the dinner at 6:00pm.

Founder Ron Helwer says it's to celebrate their loyal customers.

"We are a small company, so we try our best to stay close and stay in touch through all the seasons." said Helwer.

Founded in 1968, Ron Helwer has continued to build the business into thirteen locations around Manitoba.

The company was originally a fuel and fertilizer business, but can now be called a multi-branch agricultural input company.

Shur-Gro acquired Munro Farm Supplies Ltd. in 1990 and a controlling interest in South East Seeds Inc. in Niverville and Dugald in 2017.

The year 2018 is also a a milestone year for Munro Farm Supplies Ltd., marking its 60 years in business.

South East Seeds is also celebrating it's 10th year.