Haney Box Company Limited

Haney Box Company Limited

Haney Box Company Limited was a box company that manufactured produce boxes for tomatoes, strawberries, and raspberries; it was forcibly liquidated. Its predecessor was Growers’ Box Supply Company Limited; the file states that all shareholders of this predecessor “were of Japanese race”. The file notes that Growers’ Box Supply Company Limited was incorporated in 1941 and that the Haney Box Company Limited was incorporated on 04 July 1942. It was located on 17th Avenue, Haney, BC. Its listed seized assets include real estate, six houses and buildings, a box factory, and nine greenhouses. Its other listed seized property includes greenhouse fixtures and equipment; garden tools; cooking equipment; business inventory; manufacturing equipment; office supplies and equipment; and vehicles, cars and trucks. The majority shareholder was a woman named Tazu Oka; the other listed Japanese Canadian shareholders were Shiro Oka, S. Tanaka, Masamoto Tanaka, Magoichi Odamura, Toshio Odamura, Takuma Oka, Kurahachi Yoshino, Mitsuru Go.


OrgNameHaney Box Company Limited
Custodian Identification Number12844


Custodian Case Files (1)


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