HURON BAY CO-OPERATIVE INC.

March 07, 2005 09:34 ET

Dundalk FS Branch Becomes Part of Huron Bay Co-op


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MARCH 7, 2005 - 09:34 ET

Dundalk FS Branch Becomes Part of Huron Bay Co-op

TEESWATER, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 7, 2005) - Dundalk FS branch
became part of Huron Bay Co-operative Inc. last week. The farm supply
store and agricultural input centre was part of the Simcoe District
Co-operative Services group.

The centre becomes the tenth service location for the Teeswater-based
co-operative.

"We welcome the customers of Dundalk to our co-operative," says Jeff
Hurst, general manager of Huron Bay Co-op. He adds that some Ontario
co-operatives are working together to realign service areas and FS
stores and centres, and that this transition is part of that
restructuring. "It makes a lot of sense that Dundalk FS becomes part of
Huron Bay Co-op due to the similar agricultural practices in Dundalk and
Huron Bay Co-op areas. Dundalk is also close to Huron Bay Co-op's
traditional trade territory."

Hurst and Simcoe District Co-operative CEO Glen Vanderhaeghe issued a
letter to customers and members this week about the change, and noted
that it should not cause any disruption to customers. Staff members at
Dundalk FS become employees of Huron Bay Co-operative.

Overseeing Dundalk and Markdale branches of Huron Bay Co-operative is
Dave Rogers, branch manager.

Hurst encourages customers of the Dundalk FS branch to join Huron Bay
Co-operative. Lifetime Membership is $15, and members can make an
optional member loan of $500 which pays dividends annually.

Huron Bay Co-op is owned by about 1,400 members and employs 60 fulltime
staff members, and about 50 part-time and seasonal workers. It serves
Bruce County, west Grey and north Huron Counties. The co-operative is a
member-owner of GROWMARK, Inc., a regional wholesale supply co-operative.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Huron Bay Co-operative Inc.
    Jeff Hurst
    General Manager
    (519) 367-2657/(519) 392-6862
    jhurst.huronbay@fssystem.ca