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CCWG & Coronavirus

Written by CCWG Thursday, March 19, 2020

CCWG and Coronavirus - update 

Dear Family, Friends, Loyal Customers and Staff,

We all know too well the effects that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has had on 
our communities across the country and around the world. We have been closely monitoring statements from the national and provincial Chief Medical Officers and other Government officials and conducting our business operations accordingly.
 
Our company has already implemented significant steps to minimize the health and safety risks to both our staff, customers whilst still servicing customers. We have invoked social distancing policies as well as increased cleaning and sanitization of our facilities and equipment. We have also made available easy access to hygiene products at all of our locations.  
 
Customer access to our retail stores will be restricted. The Real Wool Shop will be closed effective immediately until further notice, but some staff will be retained to process phone and online orders. Phone orders can also be picked up at the branch locations. Online orders will continue to be shipped as per our usual business practice. 
 
Carleton Place Livestock Supplies, Head Office Administration and the Wool Grading Warehouse will continue to operate under our usual hours of business, but public access will be controlled at all locations.
 
We will continue to accept wool deliveries but on a consignment basis only, advance payments will not be issued until further notice. Please contact the CCWG branch or wool depot to book a delivery appointment. 
 
Our staff is doing a fantastic job under such difficult conditions. We believe we have a good game plan for the present situation. We do not anticipate any interruptions in customer service. We thank everyone for their support and co-operation. We will continue to monitor and assess on a day-by-day basis and respond accordingly if the situation changes. Our goal is the best option for the health of our customers, communities, friends, families and loved ones.  
 
To receive up-to-date information, please call our locations, visit our websites, Follow Us on Facebook or Instagram. Links are below. The situation is certainly moving fast and this is currently the best method to be made aware of any changes.
 
We thank you for your loyalty, patience and understanding during this difficult time.
 
Please stay healthy and safe!
 

Thank you,

Eric Bjergso,
General Manager

 
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
www.wool.ca 

CCWG Livestock Supplies – Carleton Place
https://wool.ca/page/shop-our-online-stores
https://www.facebook.com/ccwgcarletonplace

Premier Choix Agricole - CCWG Livestock Supplies – Saint Hyacinthe
https://www.premier-choix.ca
https://www.facebook.com/premierchoixagricole

CCWG Livestock Supplies – Cookstown
https://www.facebook.com/CCWGCookstown

CCWG Livestock Supplies – Lethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/CCWGLethbridge

The Real Wool Shop:
https://realwoolshop.ca
https://www.facebook.com/RealWoolShop

 

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Wool Growers thrive amid global downturn

Written by Tom Van Dusen Friday, January 17, 2020

The century old woolgrowers'  co-op has seen sales rise even as global demand has dropped.

Carleton Place - Although it depends on an international market which has been experiencing “rough ride”, Canadian Co-Operative Wool Grower continues to post warm and fuzzy numbers. 
“Wool prices have been quite volatile which has created chaotic conditions for mills and de-valued inventories,” says CCWG General Manager, Eric Bjergso. “European processors have reported consumer demand has dropped by more than 20 per cent due to trade and economic uncertainty.”
Within this context, in the last fiscal, CCWG recorded gross sales of more than $11.5 million representing an increase of 11.2 % over the previous fiscal while achieving net income of $514,135 from all business operations.
In terms of wool production, a 9.7 % increase was recorded.
Profitablility was up at CCWG retail locations across the land to the tune of9.7 % over the previous discal year; as a result of the respectable numbers, the board of directors once again authourized a dividend payment o 7% to all shareholders.
 
During the 2019 Annual General Meeting, CCWG’s Eric Bjergso (centre) mingles with representatives of Briggs & Little Woolen Mills of New Brunswick which has been doing business with the co-operative for more than 70 years.
 

Download the full story by Tom Van Dusen

 

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101st Annual General Meeting

Written by CCWG Friday, November 1, 2019

CCWG 101 year logo

The 101st Annual General Meeting of the 

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited 

October 19th 2019

Old Orchard Inn & Spa, 153 Greenwich Rd South, Greenwich, Nova Scotia B4P 2R2

2018 Wool Certificate of Merit Winners

2019 Wool Industry News

101st Shareholder Annual Report

Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd at CCWG AGM in NS

Left to right: Mike Little, Leah Little, Eric Bjergso, Brenda Little, John Little
The Littles from Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd in New Brunswick attended the 101st CCWG AGM in Greenwich, NS.
CCWG and Briggs & Little have been doing wool business together for over 70 years.  John Little gave an interesting presentation on the history of Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd. 

 
1st Annual CCWG National Sheep Industry Award
National Sheep Industry Award presented to Brian Greaves
Warren L. Moore, CCWG Director Alberta South presents Brain W. Greaves with the 1st Annual CCWG National Sheep Industry Award in recognition of excellence in contributing to the sheep industry in Canada.
 
Shearers from Atlantic Canada recognized for their long-time service to the sheep industry were as follows: 

Sarah Nettleton, Valdis Peterson, Brian Trenholm

Jonathan Wort accepts the long-time shearing certificate on behalf of  Sarah Nettleton. 

 

 Amber Peterson accepts the long-time shearing certificate on behalf of her father Valdis Peterson. 

 

John Little of Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd presents the long-time shearing certificate to Brian Trenholm.
 
Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager presents John Little, Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd with a certificate of appreciation for being a valued partner in the Canadian wool industry.
John also received a limited-edition wool blanket from the MacAusland Woolen Mill in PEI.
 
Staff & Director Retirement Presentations
Donna Zeman – Executive Director, Carleton Place
Lee E. Sexton – CCWG Director, Saskatchewan North
Brian W. Greaves – CCWG Director, Manitoba

 

Left to right :
Lee E. Sexton, retiring CCWG Director Saskatchewan North; Nathan Pappas-Barabe, Wool Grader; Ward Harden, CCWG Director Saskatchewan South

Left to right :
Morgan A. Moore, CCWG Director Manitoba; Brian W. Greaves, retiring CCWG Director Manitoba; Nathan Pappas-Barabe, Wool Grader 

 

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CCWG Director Elections Results 2019

Written by CCWG Friday, July 5, 2019

For more infomation on our Board of Directors, please visit https://wool.ca/page/board-of-directors

  • Alberta North / Nord - John D. Woodburn - (acclaimed 2 year term 2020-21)
  • Saskatchewan North / Nord - Arlette Seib - (acclaimed 2 year term 2020-21)
  • Manitoba - Morgan Moore - (acclaimed 2 year term 2020-21)
  • Ontario West / Ouest - Allan E. Ribbink - (acclaimed 2 year term 2020-21)
  • Québec East / Est - Vacant
  • Atlantic - Ruth Mathewson - (acclaimed 2 year term 2020-21)
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