A History and Memories of International Harvester Canada 1903-1985
About the book
This fascinating book chronicles the history of a great Canadian company and the part they played in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks, construction and agricultural equipment in Canada. In addition to a comprehensive history of the company, you’ll experience personal stories from key people who helped shape International Harvester Canada into the major market force it was between 1903 and 1985 before it morphed into Case IH.
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About the Authors
Brian was born, raised and educated in Southern Manitoba. As a child and youth, Brian enjoyed farm life, particularly working with horses and tractors. The love of farm machinery led him a 40 year career in the Farm and Construction Equipment business with International Harvester and Case IH. He began working for International Harvester in 1959, and his career included Sales, Marketing and Human Resources in several Canadian Cities as well as Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; and Racine, Wisconsin.
Along the way, Brian developed a keen interested in history, and became an avid collector of IH trucks, tractors, and the 82 series of Cub Cadets.
Larry was born and raised on a farm near Mount Hope, Ontario, that has been in his family for over a century. Early in his career, Larry worked at International Harvester’s Hamilton District Office, and in 1962 he left the company to join O’Neil’s Farm Equipment in Binbrook. In 1971, he and his wife bought the dealership. Throughout the years, he developed a keen interest in antiques, which evolved into a wide variety of International Harvester collectibles: memorabilia, manuals, literature, promotional materials, refrigeration, Cub Cadets, tractors, and trucks.
Warren was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He joined International Harvester in 1960 as a collector for the Motor Truck Branch. In 1963, he became involved in the Credit Department, which evolved into the International Harvester Credit Corporation, and this became his career focus. Through the years, Warren spent time in the Payline Construction Equipment business as a Manager of a company-owned retail dealership. He also developed several operational and training materials for IHCC.