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Cereal Implements, first in self-propelled swathers

Our History: August 1986

Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd. (CCIL) started in 1940 as a co-op to market equipment and later manufacture its own. In 1973, CCIL built a large plant in Winnipeg to manufacture combines, swathers, discers, cultivators, harrows and other equipment. The decision turned out to be a poor one for the company, and it struggled for several years. In 1986 it merged with Vicon Manufacturing, keeping its former logo but renaming the company as Cereal Implements, as seen in this ad in our Aug. 14, 1986 issue. However, it continued to struggle and was placed in receivership in 1991.

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