Hall of Fame inductees
DONALD K. JOHNSON, raised in Lundar, Man., is part of the inaugural group of industry officials inducted into the Investment Industry Association of Canada's Investment Industry Hall of Fame.
Johnson was the former president of Burns Fry and vice-chair, investment banking with BMO Nesbitt Burns.
He joins three other living and four posthumous inductees:
-- Lawrence S. Bloomberg: chairman of the board of directors, BloombergSen Inc., director of National Bank of Canada and chancellor, Ryerson University;
-- Anthony S. Fell: former chair, RBC Capital Markets; and
-- L. Jacques M©nard: chair, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec, and chancellor, Concordia University.
Posthumous inductees are :
-- Pierre Brunet: former president and CEO, L©vesque Beaubien and National Bank Financial;
-- Rodolphe B. Casgrain: founder and former chair, Casgrain & Company;
-- John A. MacNaughton: former president, BMO Nesbitt Burns and inaugural president and CEO, Canada
Pension Plan Investment Board; and
-- Edward Rogers (E.R.) Wood: co-founder, Dominion Securities and founding president, Bond Dealers Association of Canada.
Richardson gets milling
RICHARDSON International is launching its Richardson Milling business at the International Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago next week.
With the acquisition of Viterra's oat and specialty grain business in May, Richardson Milling is now the largest oat miller in North America, with four processing mills in Canada and the U.S.
The ITF is the world's largest food-ingredients show, bringing together 20,000 of the top food science and technology professionals, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector.
Richardson Milling offers food manufacturers a full range of oat ingredients including oat groats, flakes, flour and bran. The product portfolio expands into further value-added ingredients such as coated whole grains and granola clusters.
Maurices enters Manitoba
MAURICES, the latest U.S. women's fashion chain to expand into Canada, is getting two stores in Manitoba ready for the fall.
The Duluth, Min.-based chain of specialty stores has a store in Kildonan Place and a store in the Shoppers Mall in Brandon that are both under construction. Each will start with a staff of about 10.
The chain already has 14 stores in southern Ontario. A store in Moose Jaw, Sask., will open before the Manitoba stores and it will be the first Maurices store west of Ontario.
The chain has 850 stores in the U.S.