Charles A. Graham became president.

GWG promoted its excellent working conditions and relationship between management and labour.

The Alberta government established an advisory committee to determine the minimum wage, maximum hours and proportion of apprentices allowed.

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Founders A.E. Jackson and A.C. Rutherford ceased to be shareholders, and GWG advertised for additional shareholders.

GWG introduced the Blue Diamond high-backed overall for railway workers.

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Alberta introduced its Act to Provide a Minimum Wage for Women.


GWG ran a series of advertisements targeting specific 'neighbouring' industries in Alberta.

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Sales throughout Western Canada grew to $1.4 million.

GWG built a two-storey addition on the north side of the Edmonton plant.

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A fire at the factory caused extensive damage but operations resumed quickly in the addition and in a satellite location


GWG purchased the building and added a fourth storey with a metal mansard roof.

GWG was the first manufacturer in Canada to use pre-shrunk denim, 17,000 garments annually.

GWG was used as an example to the Alberta government commission established to investigate the 48-hour work week: "...the Edmonton Company was the first on the continent to establish the eight-hour day and forty-four hour week."

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GWG promoted its 'Made in Alberta' products.

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The Cowboy Kings brand was introduced.

GWG's mackinaw department operated out of the Tilley Press Ltd. building at 9616 - 101A Avenue.

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