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United Grain Celebrates 50 Years

Milestone for firm at Port of Vancouver comes amid trade war troubles

United Grain File Photo
United Grain File Photo

Vancouver-based United Grain Corporation reached its 50th anniversary in June, and the company has been enthusiastically celebrating its half-century milestone, reports The Columbian.

But while the achievement naturally lends itself to long-term discussions about the grain exporter’s next 50 years, it’s hard for those conversations to avoid a thornier short-term problem: the company is facing increasing uncertainty stemming from a protracted trade war with China.

“We don’t have the luxury to just turn off the lights for a few months while this gets resolved,” says United Grain CEO Augusto Bassanini. “That would be the end of this company.”

Read the full report here.

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