Wenner-Gren, Axel

WENNER-GREN, Axel (1881–1961), was a wealthy Swedish entrepreneur who made a fortune manufacturing vacuum cleaners and refrigerators and owned a variety of enterprises worldwide. He was also highly controversial because of his alleged Nazi sympathies during WWII. In 1956 he became interested in the resource potential of the ROCKY MT TRENCH in northern BC. His new subsidiary Wenner-Gren BC Development Co signed an agreement with W.A.C. BENNETT's government promising to build a pulp mill and a...

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