MGEX celebrates 130th anniversary

by World Grain Staff
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — In conjunction with the 130th anniversary of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. (MGEX), the company will hold a celebration and auction on Dec. 2.

Numerous unique and valuable MGEX items, some dating back more than a century, will be available for bid in both live and silent auctions.

The 130th Anniversary Celebration and Auction will be held on the historic trading floor which dates back to 1902 when the first of three current grain exchange buildings was erected at the corner of South Fourth Street and South Fourth Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

The main building housed the trading floor, the central location where producers, processors and millers would gather to trade wheat, oats, corn and other commodities. The cash market trading occurred on unique cash tables where sellers would show potential buyers the various grains being offered. Some of these tables, the first of which was placed on the floor in 1902, are among the historical items up for auction. For a complete list of live and silent auction items, visit www.mgex.com/history.html.

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