In 2017 J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) will be welcoming over 650 students across our operations. This summer we had the pleasure of having over 380 students join us from 31 post-secondary institutions throughout Canada. These students had the chance to experience our divisions firsthand, and garner a better understanding of what their future careers might look like.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to welcome Neil Thompson as the Irving Woodlands, LLC. Professor of Forestry. A University of Maine System graduate, Thompson is no stranger to the diverse woodlands of Maine.
Over the past 60 years the commitment to planting the future forest has never wavered. We've planted almost one billion trees since 1957, a national record in Canada. This summer, with the help of 110 tree planters we planted 16.5 million trees across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
Halifax Shipyard recently completed the assembly of the midsection (Mega Block 2) of one of the Canadian Navy's future ships. Irving Equipment (IEQ) was contracted to transport the major sections of the Royal Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) from the Assembly Hall to dockside for future outfitting on the Halifax waterfront.
Mullai Manoharan has been working at Maritime Innovation Limited - the new research lab in Sussex - since 2015, shortly after he graduated from his Masters of Science at Dalhousie University. This past July, on Canada’s 150th birthday, Mullai found out that his permanent residency was granted.
For the third summer, students from age 5 – 14 participated in Shipbuilding Summer Camps with SuperNOVA. Supported through the Irving Shipbuilding Nova Scotia Community College Centre of Excellence, the camps are designed to teach children about how ships are built, who builds them, principles like buoyancy, propulsion, electricity, and ocean sciences.
Macon, Georgia – Irving Consumer Products is pleased to announce the expansion of its United States business operations with the construction of a new $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, Georgia. The new plant will create over 200 jobs and allow the company to double its ThruAir Dry capacity, increasing it by 75,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 15 million cases.