The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors, crawler tractors, and self-propelled farm implements. Each sheet describes the specifications and features a lubrication diagram for a particular make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is loose-leaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1970 to 1980, with one sheet produced in 1985 indicating the UFA Co-op products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual. The binder was designed and produced by UFA Co-op.
The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors and self-propelled farm implements. Includes a sheet containing specifications and lubricating diagram for each make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is looseleaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1980 to 1985, and includes one sheet produced by UFA Co-op giving the names of its products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual.
The file contains pamphlets promoting tourism in High Level, Fort Vermilion, and La Crete; letter from a La Crete employment-seeker; analysis of potential farm supply business in High Level; analysis of agricultural potential for Improvement District No. 23; surveys of business conditions in the area; letter from the economic development officer; and report by Farm Supply Division Manager Jim Shindler.
The file contains statistical analyses of farm store business in the Lac La Biche area; news clippings and published reports on economic conditions in the district; analyses of agricultural activities; estimates of populations, trading area populations, retail trade, and agricultural statistics of UFA Co-op trading areas (ca. 1980); lists of local businesses; soil capability map; map of the town of Lac La Biche; annual report of the regional economic development program (1981); financial statement of the Town of Lac la Biche (1980); information on the village of Plamondon.
The file includes a petition from residents, statistical analysis on Farm Supply trade from neighboring communities, narrative report on business posibilities, survey map of the town, photographs of Southern Alberta Co-op store and UFA bulk petroleum plant, correspondence.
The file contains a pamphlet promoting economic development in Medicine Hat, statistical analysis of potential farm supply business, petition from local farmers requesting a farm supply store, analysis of the petition, financial statement of Medicine Hat Co-op Ltd. (1979), correspondence and notes regarding potential sites, subdivision plans, and photos of UFA Petroleum Agency.
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The file consists of certificates presented to recognizing his completion of training seminars for sales and service of farm implements and machines; and certificates issued by United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative recognizing ten years' service, completion of first aid and CPR training, and completion of the Feelings Customer Service Excellence Module.
John Lee, a sales representative specializing in farm implements and machinery, was an employee of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative from 1978 until 2004 or later. During the latter part of his career with UFA Co-op, he was based in the Calgary corporate office and worked as a Member Relations Representative.
The file consists of one page of notes, dated October 6, 1981, apparently by UFA Co-op Treasurer Jim Johnson, on Co-op Implements' requirements for refinancing, and the possible alternatives, and related excerpts from minutes of a 1981 UFA Co-op Board meeting.
Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd., also known by its trade names CCIL and Co-op Implements, was founded in 1940 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, by representatives of most of the major agricultural producers' and consumers' co-ops of the Prairie provinces. In its first few years it was mainly involved in raising capital and recruiting members, and by 1944 it acquired a manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Within a few years it was manufacturing a comprehensive line of farm implements, including tractors, combines, swathers, headers, balers, plows, cultivators, grain drills, and snow blowers. It also began to develop an extensive system of sales-and-service outlets called depots, and developed a sideline of trading in used farm machinery. In the 1970s it began to experience financial difficulties requiring refinancing from federal and provincial governments, co-ops, and credit unions. In 1985 it was forced to scale down the network of depots and sell the manufacturing rights to Vicon BV, a Dutch-owned multi-national farm implement manufacturer. The Co-op Implements brand name apparently continued to be used until 1990. The depot network ceased operating in the early 1990s and the Co-op was struck off the register of companies in 1997. United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., as one of the firms that contributed capital, participated in its Advisory Committee and its Annual Meetings. Usually UFA Co-op's Treasurer acted as its liaison.