Irving Equipment receives 40 Year Longevity Award!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018Irving Equipment is proud to be presented with a 40-year Longevity Award for their continuous membership in the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA).
Tuesday, May 22, 2018Irving Equipment is proud to be presented with a 40-year Longevity Award for their continuous membership in the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA).
Friday, May 18, 2018
L3 MAPPS successfully completes of First Article Acceptance Testing for the Integrated Platform Management System
Wednesday, May 16, 2018We are delighted to have new hires celebrating their UNB graduations this week. As they cross the stage and become UNB alumni, they also become the newest members of the JDI team.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018This year’s Bowl for Kids Sake marked the event’s ten-year anniversary with J.D. Irving, Limited – and an incredible fundraising milestone. J.D. Irving, Limited employees have now raised a total of $1,000,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) over ten years.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Kent Building Supplies has partnered New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), College of the North Atlantic (CNA), Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), and Holland College to showcase some of Atlantic Canada's top talent by having students create their own BBQ Pizza recipes!
Friday, May 11, 2018
In the past two weeks, 360 students and counting from 35 universities and colleges donned new suits and new uniforms for day one of their JDI summer work experience.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
As the Saint John river swelled to historic heights in early May, NBM Railways partnered with the city’s Emergency Management Organization (EMO) and first responders to offer evacuation support and provide sandbags to hard-hit areas in West Saint John, Grand Bay and Westfield.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018Growing up on the Mira River in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Kelsie MacLean knew she’d have a career on the water. “My grandfather fished and I was part of Sea Cadets. I wanted to be a Sea Captain,” Kelsie said.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018SAINT JOHN, NB: Irving Pulp and Paper as well as Irving Tissue on the west side of Saint John is underway with a $40 million investment with an impact across NB.
Monday, April 23, 2018Kent Homes is overjoyed to be recognized with a first-place award on the international stage by the Modular Building Institute for the second consecutive year.
Sunday, April 22, 2018Earth Day is April 22, 2018 and to celebrate, we're sharing some environmental highlights from our businesses.
Friday, April 20, 2018St. John’s, NL – The prestigious Turning the Tide Marine Industry Awards were handed out last night at the St. John’s Convention Centre in downtown St. John’s.
Thursday, April 19, 2018A new program launched today will provide 20 African Nova Scotians with an opportunity to study welding at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and secure careers with Halifax Shipyard building the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018We’re proud so many of the employees on our team generously give back to the communities we call home.
Friday, April 13, 2018
SAINT JOHN, NB: RST and Sunbury Transport of Saint John, N.B. have been recognized by Trucking HR Canada based on positive ratings regarding recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. The selection process included interviews with company drivers, owner operators and staff employees.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Congratulations to the Province of New Brunswick on the launch of the New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades network.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018At the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick’s closing campaign celebration on April 3, J.D. Irving was recognized as one of the top corporate donors in 2017, once again finishing in third spot out of 130 companies.
Monday, April 09, 2018Eighty Commerce students in Marketing Logistics at Dalhousie University participated in the annual Transportation and Logistics Case Study Competition on March 27th, 2018.
Friday, April 06, 2018Congratulations to Ashley Lui, winner of Junior Achievement New Brunswick’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
Monday, April 02, 2018Cavendish Farms FlavourCrisp® Tuscan Herb Oven Chips recently won the 2018 Product of the Year Canada™ in the frozen food category.
Thursday, March 29, 2018Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. We have built over 80% of Canada’s current naval fleet and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian Shipbuilding for over 125 years. We are the most
Wednesday, March 28, 2018Civil, mechanical, industrial, chemical, electrical, naval, forest, and software for JDI, the skills of our 1000+ engineers and engineer technologists are vital to our continued growth, modernization, and improvement. To promote the profession and showcase our team, we
Wednesday, March 28, 2018Recently the JDI team participated in the Canadian Public Policy Forum Atlantic Summit on Immigration and Revitalization. The company's forecast for the next three years (2018 2020) anticipates over 8,800 hires in Atlantic Canada. The forecast includes expected retirements,
Thursday, March 08, 2018March 8, 2018 To celebrate International Women’s Day, we put the call out to our businesses to nominate incredible women. The result? We’re sharing over 40 profiles of outstanding women across our organization.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races are a long-standing tradition in Fort Kent, Maine. Irving Woodlands, LLC is proud to sponsor the 250-mile race, the longest and highest caliber race in the Eastern United States and a qualifier for the Alaskan Iditarod Race.
Monday, March 05, 2018J.D. Irving, Limited's Woodlands Division was proud to present 10 year old Ethan Kassiram with the registration prize of a full set of ice fishing gear at the 2018 Minto Family Ice Fishing Tournament.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018On Saturday, February 24, the Faces of Fusion Awards Gala celebrated community builders in the Saint John region.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018Christine Eruokwu from Nigeria chose to study her Masters of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John in 2014.
Monday, February 26, 2018KENT Building Supplies has partnered with Atlantic University Sport to put together a contest like no other.
Thursday, February 22, 2018J. D. Irving, Limited, along with seven other partners, have begun their second year of study with the Northeast Deer Research Partnership in the forests of New Brunswick and Maine.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018One of Susan Gionet’s favourite days of the year? Delivering new books for young students at Glen Falls school in Saint John
Thursday, February 15, 2018J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are currently accepting applications for the J. D. Irving, Limited NB Scholarships at UNB until March 1, 2017. These scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year and are renewable, based on academic performance, up to four years for a total of $32,000.
Monday, February 12, 2018Bouctouche, NB: Atlantic Canada’s largest modular home and commercial building manufacturer is hosting job fairs this month for over 20 available trade jobs including:
Monday, February 12, 2018J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is connecting harvesting and trucking operators to contractors in our operations. In the next three years (2018-2020) we're forecasting nearly 100 openings for operators in New Brunswick.
Friday, February 02, 2018Congratulations to our seven team members who will be honoured on Saturday evening at the New Brunswick Chartered Professional Accountant convocation
Thursday, January 25, 2018Over the next three years, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is forecasting over 10,400 hires across the company's diverse operations in Canada and the U.S.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018Halifax Shipyard’s facility modernization and the building of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) is expected to be boost economic activity across Canada by $3.42 billion between 2013 and 2022, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018Natural Resources Magazine's third annual Industry Excellence Awards has named Jim Irving the Industry Person of the Year.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018We are looking for our 2018 New Brunswick tree planting crews to help us reach our goal of planting 17 million trees this year! This year we will also make history, planting our 1 billionth tree since 1957.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018This winter, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is pleased to welcome over 70 co-op students across our operations.
Friday, January 12, 2018Multiple air tests through the night have confirmed zero readings of butane at Irving Wallboard, Irving Paper and or Bayside Drive Offices.
Thursday, January 11, 2018Extensive testing began at Irving Paper this afternoon where butane levels were detected yesterday.
Thursday, January 11, 2018Irving Paper, Irving Wallboard and our offices on Bayside Drive remain closed as of 4:30 PM (AST) today.
Thursday, December 28, 2017Congratulations to the team at Irving Wallboard on their 10th anniversary!
Friday, December 22, 2017This holiday season, teams across our organization were busy giving back to our communities where we are proud to live and work! We want to share the spirit of giving by recognizing the generous hearts of our team members.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 19, 2017– Today the first piece of steel was cut for the Royal Canadian Navy’s third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays, at Irving Shipbuilding’s Marine Fabricators facility.
Monday, December 18, 2017Cavendish Farms has announced a $2 million donation to the University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering to support sustainable farming solutions in the agricultural industry. Engineering is a key priority of the UPEI’s INSPIRE! Campaign.
Thursday, December 14, 2017Long-time Holland College supporter Cavendish Farms recently made a $250,000 gift to Nourish, a capital campaign to enrich The Culinary Institute of Canada. This gift augmented a $1 million commitment that Cavendish Farms had previously pledged to the effort.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017JDI Sawmills Division is excited to announce New Brunswick made Christmas gift ideas available now in select KENT Building Supplies locations. Select pieces of hardwood from our Veneer Sawmill in Northern New Brunswick are being re-purposed to create top quality kitchen cutting boards. A perfect gift idea for the Holiday Season!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017Nine-year-old Sarah Daigle loves hockey, kick boxing, and cooking. The latter passion earned her a trip to Canada's capital for the Kid Food Nation Awards Gala!
Monday, December 11, 2017MAJOR MILESTONE IN CONSTRUCTION OF ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY’S FUTURE FLEET
Friday, December 08, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) would like to congratulate Dr. David MacLean on his retirement from UNB. Dr. MacLean is widely recognized as an expert in spruce budworm and a number of other areas of forest ecology – and equally known for his abilities in collaboration and organization of complex research programs.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017Congratulations to Evan Belyea and Jonathan Knight, the two New Brunswick recipients of the inaugural Lynn Irving Scholarships in the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University.
Friday, December 01, 2017Although summer at La Dune de Bouctouche has come to an end, the park has managed to have one of the best years since opening. This summer, nearly 129,000 guests came to see what the Dune and Irving Eco-Centre have to offer.
Thursday, November 30, 2017Today the Province of New Brunswick announced its plan regarding sawmills impacted by softwood lumber duties on shipments to the United States. A dedicated effort on this important file is crucial to the survival of New Brunswick’s forest products sector as we know it today.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017The 105th annual Empty Stocking Fund raised $173,853. The Telegraph-Journal’s community fundraiser is one of the oldest newspaper-sponsored Christmas appeals in Canada. The funds are expected to brighten Christmas for over 2,300 children this year
Monday, November 27, 2017This year the Irving Nature Park celebrated 25 years, but it wasn't the only milestone achieved in 2017! Staff at the Irving Nature Park would like to thank visitors for another great year. 2017 saw nearly 271,000 visitors at the park, the largest number since opening the gates in 1992.
Friday, November 24, 2017The Fort Kent Lions Club raised $11,000 after a day of passenger train rides earlier this year. All proceeds will benefit the Fort Kent, St. Francis, Frenchville and Eagle Lake communities in the area. Maine Northern Railway provided the engines and passenger cars for the ride and crews volunteered their time to support the local community.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017Design Atlantic by Chandler is one of the newest product offerings in our retail group that enables customers to order quality teamwear and customized apparel!
Monday, November 20, 2017
Grannan Street is home to many celebrations around innovation, art, and community. On Thursday, November 17, all three elements were present for the launch of SLAB – Wood from the Hood.
Friday, November 17, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to partner with Hampton High School to provide the lumber needed for their new greenhouse project.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017Veteran Block Planner, Jonathan Carson, has put his enviro-training into action and has identified several Great Blue Heron nests. The first was a single nest he found in the summer of 2016 while working in a jack pine stand in the Deersdale area.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
In 1958, an Irving pilot, helping track new road locations noticed shimmering metal in the Deersdale area of Beaverbrook Lake, NB. An investigation into the metal led to a story that no one expected.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017Skilled trades are an integral part of our business. In the next three years (2017-2019) we’re forecasting hiring over 860 skilled trades workers across our operations.
Friday, November 03, 2017Now in season 5, Mike Jardine and the Irving Equipment team are back on the island with hopes of helping the brothers crack the code and find the treasure.
Friday, November 03, 2017Congratulations Tom for leading award-winning safety!
Friday, November 03, 2017FREDERICTON, NB: Today the U.S. Department of Commerce excluded all of the Atlantic Provinces except New Brunswick in its final determination of duties on softwood lumber.
Thursday, October 26, 2017The funds will help purchased medical equipment for the PEI hospital.
Thursday, October 26, 2017Two unique co-op experiences this summer were with the communications and branding team. Emily Leet and Josh McIntyre were welcomed as the newest members of the group and jumped right in to developing video content, advertisements and employee engagement materials for digital and social media.
Monday, October 23, 2017The refrigerated building can store up to 48 million lbs. of potatoes
Monday, October 23, 2017
In 1995, the pulp mill owned by Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited invested $300 million to modernize and significantly improve the mill’s environmental performance. This investment allowed the mill to become compliant with the newly released federal emission regulations by using world-first technology.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017We asked some of our young professionals to share their career advice.
Monday, October 16, 2017The competition was fierce, but two teams emerged as champions at the 3rd annual Pulling for the United Way truck pull on September 16 in front of an energetic crowd on Main Street in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick.
Thursday, October 12, 2017Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) operates one of the finest ship repair facilities on the East Coast of North America.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017Since 2010, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has awarded scholarships to tree planters who are starting or returning to school the following year. To date, $454,500 has been awarded to full-time students who have planted trees across JDI-owned or managed lands. The 2017 season had 58 students awarded a total of $47,250.
Friday, October 06, 2017The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair focused on Atlantic salmon as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) to conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stocks.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017Bryophytes are moss or ground vegetation that grows in our forests. Growth of bryophytes in the forest is evidence of a healthy and growing forest. J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is teamed up with Université de Quebec en Abitibi Témiscamingue to sample and monitor the growth of bryophytes on JDI's freehold land. The study involves sampling every bryophyte species that are found within a designated area, which will determine favorable stands for bryophyte growth.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017Since 2013, the Pulp and Paper Division of J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has awarded 44 post-secondary scholarships to employees’ children. Recently 9 students were awarded scholarships at a ceremony at Irving Paper in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Friday, September 29, 2017The theme of this year’s National Forest Week 2017 is Our Stories, Our Future. We value the people, the partnerships and the innovation that goes into sustainable forest management. We think these stories are worth celebrating!
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Irving Consumer Products broke ground on the construction of their new $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, Georgia today at an event at the site of their future home. Joined by Mayor Robert Reichert and Charlie Gatlin, Special Projects Advisor for Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), President Robert K. Irving acknowledged the next step in the construction of the new facility.
Thursday, September 28, 2017The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is the 2017 winner of the SFI Leadership in Conservation Award. This award, announced at the SFI Annual Conference, recognizes SFI Program Participants across Canada and the U.S. who are involved in strong partnerships focused on conservation.
Friday, September 22, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has released its 2016 Sustainability Report for its Forestry and Forest Products Operations.
Thursday, September 21, 2017Every year J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) awards scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education whose parents are our valued employees. This year, 23 students whose parents work for JDI’s Woodlands Division, were awarded with scholarships to go toward their post-secondary education. A total of $23,000 in scholarships was provided this year.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017The new $360 million potato processing plant to be complete by fall 2019
Monday, September 11, 2017While some high school students were on the beach during their summer break, Colin Cormier and Christopher Fritz were busy getting a head start on their careers, learning all about building houses at Kent Homes.
Friday, September 08, 2017Earlier last month, U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced a $7.89 Million grant for a project to improve rail infrastructure in Northeastern Maine. NBM Rail Services has been awarded the contract to repair and upgrade 22 rail bridges on the Madawaska Subdivision of the Maine Northern Railway.
Friday, September 08, 2017A new website launched by scientists determined to revive Atlantic salmon stocks is detailing fish counts in the Miramichi River thanks to their network of underwater sonar cameras.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017On average J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) awards over $250,000 in educational scholarships each year. We award some of these scholarships to the children of our valued employees who are pursuing their education at a post-secondary level. Recently, seven students were awarded scholarships in a ceremony at our Saint John Head Office.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017Educators from all over the Atlantic Provinces gathered to learn more about the forestry industry and how it impacts our region. The three-day tour involved tours of local mills, private woodlot owners land and JDI freehold land, pre-commercial thinning and commercial thinning.
Friday, September 01, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is proud to sponsor the innovative work that the Paradigm Hyperloop team is doing.
Friday, September 01, 2017Two teams of members of the Canadian Navy Frigate HMCS Fredericton cycled around New Brunswick this August making fundraising stops in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. All proceeds from the tour go towards supporting the wishes of children diagnosed with high risk, life threatening illnesses, and severe neurological or genetic conditions in New Brunswick.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017In 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.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017The 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.
Monday, August 21, 2017Dominik Doernenburg is a recent UNB graduate who is spending this summer as a Tree Carer with one of the Central New Brunswick tree planting crews.
Friday, August 18, 2017Read the latest stories on shipbuilding progress, people, and Canada-wide investments in Irving Shipbuilding’s Community Report.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017Over 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.
Monday, August 14, 2017Halifax 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.
Friday, August 11, 2017Mullai 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.
Friday, August 11, 2017For 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.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017Macon, 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.
Friday, August 04, 2017To celebrate, we’d like to highlight some amazing people who call these provinces home and with whom we are pleased to work.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Irving Woodlands has a new website (irvingwoodlands.com)! Here are five great reasons to explore the new site.
Monday, July 31, 2017Gilles Godbout, a truck driver and owner-operator with Midland, is celebrating a very special achievement – 5 million miles accident free! He joins an exclusive club, as he is only the third person to receive this distinction. Gilles was recently honoured at the Million Mile Banquet, which recognizes Midland driving professionals who have reached milestones of accident-free driving.
Monday, July 31, 2017Hosted on Waterford Green in Miramichi, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine brought together First Nations and non-First Nations fishermen in a spirit of peace and friendship. This year marked the 6th annual Pow wow. J.D. Irving, Limited was proud to be a sponsor.
Friday, July 28, 2017Lake Utopia Paper, Limited (LUP) recently completed their annual seven-day shut down for scheduled maintenance and the installation of new equipment to improve efficiency and increase production. Nearly 400 local contractors were on site from 37 different companies. They worked together with the team of nearly 140 staff and hourly LUP employees to get the job done.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Kent Homes and Kent Building Supplies are proud to support New Brunswick High School Teachers in a Professional Learning Opportunity. This month, Kent Homes worked with New Brunswick High School Teachers in a hands-on project to identify the skills to teach Grade 9-12 students how to build their own Tiny Home. Kent Building Supplies also supported the build of the Tiny Home by donating the building materials.
Thursday, July 20, 2017This past May, high school teams from across New Brunswick competed in the Envirothon NB competition held in Fredericton, NB. For the third year in a row the Stanley High School Buffleheads were the overall champions. The Buffleheads will be heading to Emmitsburg, Maryland, July 23-29th to compete at the international level of the competition.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017With two AOPS mega-blocks moved to land level and an open house attended by more than 4,000 visitors, it is a great time to be a shipbuilder!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017Every year Midland recognizes and honours our driving professionals who have reached milestones of accident-free driving. Congratulations to our 51 “Million Milers” who received awards for their commitment, dedication and focus on safety in 2016. These 51 professional drivers have a combined 70 million accident-free miles!
Monday, July 17, 2017.D. Irving, Limited's Finance and Information Technology (IT) Divisions are hiring for a variety of positions. With nine business divisions and over 15,000 employees, IT, and accounting and finance professionals can grow their careers with diverse experience at JDI.
Friday, July 14, 2017Canada's Parks Day falls on the third Saturday of July every year and is a day to get out and explore the wonderful parks across the country! J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to have Nature Parks in Saint John and Bouctouche, New Brunswick where visitors can enjoy the great outdoors and learn about local ecosystems and habitat through free, fun and interactive programs.
Thursday, July 13, 2017Sandra Mae Watling is a second year Forestry student at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. This summer she is one of the 110 students working in J.D. Irving, Limited’s (JDI) tree planting operations. Sandra Mae is a tree planting auditor, following behind the planting crew to ensure that all trees are planted to a quality standard. The nine auditors across the company are looking for quality indicators as they check their plots. Indicators include ensuring that seedlings are spaced appropriately, planted at the correct depth and that seedlings aren’t damaged or leaning.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017The centre of any home is the kitchen. The Lodge is no different. Because of KENT's donation, the heart of the Lodge has named the dining and kitchen area the KENT Kitchen.
Friday, June 30, 2017For social media day, we’re sharing the stories that show our heart, our values of sustainability, our recognition of women in leadership and our commitment to offering students exceptional work experiences.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Running a world-class company takes world class people. And world-class people come from all over the world. Today we're celebrating cultural diversity in our organization for Multi-Cultural Day.
Monday, June 26, 2017The anti-dumping duty of 6.87% announced today by the US Department of Commerce is more tough news and will put significant pressure on New Brunswick lumber producers who are already challenged by the 19.88% countervailing duty.
Monday, June 26, 2017Every spring our forest professionals and contractors go through rigorous environment training, to ensure that they are able to spot key indicators that help us conserve unique sites and maintain the forests. Enviro-training is developed and run by our Naturalist, Kelly Honeyman and our Biologist, John Gilbert, which ensures the well-being of the environment is the number one concern throughout the training.
Thursday, June 22, 2017Saint John, NB: Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB.
Thursday, June 22, 2017Emergency Response Assistance Canada, with the help of RST, conducted a rail emergency exercise today as part of ongoing responder training in the event of an incident involving railcars or trucks carrying flammable liquids or gas.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017Toronto—A diverse mix of workers, community allies, and employers held rallies in five cities across three provinces to demand a new Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement that protects good jobs.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017Today we celebrate some amazing Aboriginal people and organizations who are partners in research, job creation as well as employees in our organization who are excelling in their own careers, and involved in mentoring the next generation.
Monday, June 19, 2017Sally and Sarah are not only some of our amazing tree planters working with the J.D. Irving (JDI) Woodlands Division this summer, they are also twins. From Hampton, New Brunswick the girls say that they do everything together, including studying Education at the University of New Brunswick, and planting up to 3,000 trees a day.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Move in and Get away ? That’s right! With the installation of your new Kent Homes Modular, Mini Home, or MicroHome product, you now receive heaps of AIR MILES®!!
Monday, June 12, 2017
Students at Samuel-de-Champlain are getting their hands dirty planting their garden of vegetables and herbs. The school's greenhouse and community garden were championed by the students themselves who wanted a learning space outdoors.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Since 2015 these rotary screw traps (smolt wheels) have been catching wild Atlantic Salmon smolt in the Miramichi River in Northern New Brunswick. These smolt will be a part of an innovative Atlantic Salmon conservation program called Smolt to Adult Supplementation or SAS
Friday, June 09, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited’s Ashland Sawmill in Northern Maine has expanded its operations with the construction of a new dry kiln. The $1.7 million dollar project was completed earlier this year as the company continues to invest in its state-of-the-art $30+ million dollar sawmill which was completed in 2014. The new kiln will mean more production and more jobs for the Northern Maine community.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017With the game-changing Light Detection and Ranging Technology JDI foresters are able to map and manage the forest, creating plans for the forest 80 years ahead.
Monday, June 05, 2017The 6th Annual Saint John Soap Box Derby recently took place on Cranston Avenue. Over 160 excited children and their chaperones, volunteers, fans, and families from schools and businesses all around the Greater Saint John area came out for the competition. Mayor Don Darling and other local celebrities joined in, climbing into a soap box car of their own!
Thursday, June 01, 2017What a difference two years can make. In July of 2015, the Irving Shipbuilding Women Unlimited program’s first class had just completed their 14-week introductory program and were about to start their 2-year welding or metal fabrication diploma programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).
Wednesday, May 31, 2017In partnership with the Department of Computer Science at University of New Brunswick Saint John, the Information Technology (IT) Division at J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) was pleased to sponsor the NB English High School 2017 Programming Contest. Competing in teams of two for the top prizes – including laptop computers with backpacks from JDI - 46 students from 13 different New Brunswick high schools participated.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Today marks the launch of Canada’s first research centre for 3D metal printing for the marine and defence industries.
Thursday, May 25, 2017When Kent Building Supplies was thinking about adding a person with an intellectual disability to their team, they didn't have any concerns about their performance. That's because Patrick O'Neil and his colleagues at the Kent Distribution Centre in Moncton, N.B. had been working with a team member who has an intellectual disability for over 20 years, with very positive results.
Thursday, May 25, 2017In 2017, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) will welcome over 650 students across our operations. From retail to shipbuilding and more. For the summer term, over 380 students, 67 of which are co-op students, have joined our operations.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017Cavendish Farms French fries were recently featured in a national series celebrating quality Canadian products.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017Chipman, NB and Truro, NS have opportunities available immediately in Sawmills and Woodlands Divisions.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017J.D. Irving Employees Raise $115, 000 Bowling for Kids Sake for Big Brothers Big Sisters Saint John!
Monday, May 15, 2017The Modular Building Institute (MBI) Awards of Distinction are offered to active MBI members who demonstrate through their projects the exceptional use of modular building techniques to grow and distinguish the industry.
Friday, May 12, 2017The province of New Brunswick is celebrating innovation week May 8 to 12. As a culture focused on continuous improvement and innovation we’re sharing some of our top innovation stories across the business from trees to shipbuilding. We are proud to partner with university and community research partners.
Thursday, May 11, 2017Cavendish Farms Restaurant Style Frites Extra Thin Gourmet Fries recently won the 2017 Product of the Year Canada™ in the frozen food category. The new product won following a nation-wide consumer vote.
Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 marks the 10th year J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) opens the tree nursery in Sussex for the annual seedling sale.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017The 250 vehicle parking lot was full at the Grand Opening of the new 58,000 foot new KENT store in New Minas, Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Mary Delaney, the store manager of the New
Tuesday, May 09, 2017Contractors required during the maintenance include Millwrights, Pipefitters, Boilermakers, and Labourers. During the peak of the shutdown 1,200 people were onsite to complete the required work. The project, valued at $13 million, sees work completed over a 10 day period.
Monday, May 08, 2017JDI thanks the hundreds of NB private wood producers and woodlot owners who made the 2016 2017 operating year a record breaking season. JDI mills bought over 860,000 cubic meters of
Wednesday, May 03, 2017This past winter (January April), J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) welcomed 82 students across our divisions including Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Irving Pulp & Paper, Irving Shipbuilding, Transportation and Logistics, and Human Resources. Josh McIntyre, marketing student at the
Friday, April 28, 2017A Statement by the New Brunswick Lumber Producers
Friday, April 28, 2017Shaping Purpose receives funding from Irving Shipbuilding, Desjardins Group, the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation for veteran’s health research program.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
It's national volunteer week, a time to honour and recognize the amazing people who use their time, energy and talents to make a difference in their communities.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017As part of our new website we showcase the recent grads making a difference as part of the JDI team.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017The 3.02% countervailing duty (CVD) for J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) announced by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) yesterday provides further support for all New Brunswick lumber producers to be excluded from these trade remedy proceedings.
Monday, April 24, 2017Within the walls of the assembly hall at the Halifax Shipyard a team of over 1,360 is hard at work building ships for Canada. Tonia Marshall is hard at work building a more diverse shipbuilding workforce.
Friday, April 21, 2017Earth Day is April 22, 2017 and to celebrate, we're sharing some environmental highlights from our businesses.
Thursday, April 13, 2017St. John’s NL: At a ceremony held today at Pier 12 in St. John’s, Rosalind Sacuta officially christened Atlantic Towing’s new platform supply vessel the Paul A. Sacuta.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017As the semester draws to a close on campus at Mount Allison University, 15 business students donned suits to present recommendations to JDI Executives for the Direct Exchange Case Competition.
Friday, April 07, 2017When Cathy Simpson saw the movie Hidden Figures with her daughter, it was the catalyst that launched the idea: show free screenings of the movie to inspire girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.)
Wednesday, April 05, 2017On Saturday (April 1st), physics, forensics, and teamwork came together with sixty girls at the Girls Get WISE Science Retreat.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017The University of New Brunswick and Kent Building Supplies are helping a small community in France celebrate its Year of Canada.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017We proudly partner with UNB on research projects, scholarships, co-op opportunities for students, guest speaking, career fairs, and hiring new graduates. Another great side to our partnership: Direct Exchange Case Competitions.
Friday, March 31, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited Saint John contributed over $86,000, going towards programs and organizations serving Saint John, Kings & Charlotte County. In addition, the Moncton-based companies contributed $118,318 to the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017Adib Samaan and Danny MacDonald are the Director of Risk Management, and a Cost Accountant for J.D. Irving, Limited, respectively. They’re also Skip and Lead on the men’s Masters curling team for New Brunswick.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017Final presentations at the end of the semester are common in university classrooms. Something uncommon, delivering a final presentation in front of executives and business leaders. For sixteen Dalhousie students, this scenario is what they've been preparing for all semester
Tuesday, March 21, 2017To promote the profession and showcase our team, below are the stories of 11 JDI Engineers, what they enjoy about their projects and what sparked their interest in the profession.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017In celebration of National Co-op Week JDI would like to showcase just a few of our phenomenal co-ops, and let them share some the experiences they have had so far this term
Monday, March 20, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with Acadia University to give students an opportunity to solve a real-life business case.
Thursday, March 16, 2017Irving Shipbuilding Inc. announced today a multi-million dollar investment to support marine innovation and commercialization in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Monday, March 13, 2017National Shipbuilding Strategy provides global growth opportunity for third-generation Nova Scotia boat builder.
Monday, March 13, 2017Sunbury is Hiring Drivers! Join our winning team of professional drivers & dedicated operational experts!
Monday, March 13, 2017Each school term J.D. Irving, Limited gives a number of students the opportunity to experience first-hand what a career might look like in their respective fields of study.
Monday, March 13, 2017Mushers from throughout North America and around the world gathered in Fort Kent, Maine on March 4th to compete in three races: the 30-miles, 100-mile, and 250-mile race.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017Through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) donated lumber to construct the Red Bull Crashed Ice Ottawa track.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re honouring some of the exceptional women who excel in their field, advance their industries, give back to their communities, and inspire others.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017The sixth annual Girls' Conference, hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University and the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice (AMI), welcomed junior and senior high school girls to campus for a day of workshops and sessions in advance of International Women’s Day.
Monday, March 06, 2017Kent Homes has recently released a new series of cottages. The 2017 Dream Builder Cottage Series is a line of homes targeting a customer that is looking for an economical cottage option.
Thursday, February 23, 2017The Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick is pleased to announce Mr. Greg Adams as the 2016 recipient of the New Brunswick Professional Forester Achievement Award.
Thursday, February 23, 2017J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are currently accepting applications for the J. D. Irving, Limited NB Scholarships at UNB until March 1, 2017.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Universal Truck and Trailer is currently seeking licensed truck and trailer technicians for locations in Saint John and Dieppe, New Brunswick.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017A new ROYALE TV campaign launched in Atlantic Canada features employees who manufacture one of Canada’s most trusted brands as voted by Reader’s Digest.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017Congratulations to our seven team members honoured at the recent New Brunswick Chartered Professional Accountant convocation
Tuesday, February 14, 2017To date, JDI Woodlands has purchased 727,300 cubic metres (m³) of New Brunswick private wood (including stumpage), which is 46% more than last year and higher than JDI’s previous record of 682,000 m³.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017The J.D. Irving Group of Companies (JDI) is pleased to welcome 82 students across our operations.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017Join our winning team of professional drivers & dedicated operational experts!
Wednesday, February 01, 2017JDI Woodlands is currently seeking Tree Planters for the 2017 planting season in the areas of St. Leonard, Fredericton, Saint John, Kennebecasis Valley, and Sackville NB. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the
Monday, January 30, 2017Over the next year, JDI forecast over 650 student hires across operations. One of the students joining the team this summer is third year University of New Brunswick Fredericton Civil Engineering student, Kersti Lee.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017Whether you see yourself in the woods, in operations, or in an office environment; we have opportunities for you. During 2017, we forecast over 650 student hires in co-op, seasonal, and summer opportunities.
Friday, January 20, 2017
St. Francis Xavier University has selected its first two research chairs for The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government.
Monday, January 16, 2017January 16, 2017:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017National championship to take place in Fredericton in 2017 and 2018.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017Over the next three years, we are forecasting over 8,600 hires across our operations in Canada and the U.S. The forecast is the result of retirements, anticipated business growth, and normal workforce turnover.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017In 2016 @jdirvingcompany posted moments over the Passamaquoddy Bay, inside the Halifax Shipyard, behind the scenes at a university case competition, in the woods of Northern Maine, even the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016Recently, grade 10 Saint Malachy’s Memorial High School student, Brandon Eatmon was recognized for his hard work and dedication at Irving Equipment this past summer. Brandon was involved in the PALS En Route to Success Program and made some great impressions during his time at Irving Equipment.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016This holiday season, we want to celebrate the spirit of giving as our business divisions and employees lead initiatives to give back to the communities where we are proud to live and work.
Thursday, December 15, 2016Ash from JDI green energy biomass boilers provide nutrients for farmers’ fields.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016December 14, 2016 J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with the Université de Moncton to give students an opportunity to solve a real life business case. Over the
Monday, December 12, 2016Lethbridge, Alberta – Cavendish Farms is pleased to announce the expansion of its business in Lethbridge, Alberta, with the construction of a new frozen potato processing plant. Today’s approval by Lethbridge City Council for the purchase of land in the Sherring Industrial Park is the first step towards the construction of a $350 million facility, which will replace its current, aging plant.
Friday, December 09, 2016Since 2013, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has proudly participated in The New Brunswick Teen Apprentice Program (NBTAP), an industry-led apprenticeship program for grade 10 and 11 students.
Friday, December 09, 20169 Halifax Class ships refurbished on-time and under budget.
Thursday, December 08, 2016In response to a growing consumer interest toward simpler living in smaller more efficient spaces, the team at Kent Homes has launched a new line of "Tiny Homes."
Wednesday, November 30, 2016Miramichi, NB: The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick have partnered with the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) with a combined total of $4.7 million in research funding.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016Eight women, including seven who are part of the team building ships for Canada at the Halifax Shipyard, as well as an employee of J.D. Irving, Limited, helped build a new home in Spryfield, Nova Scotia through Habitat for Humanity.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016The 104th annual Empty Stocking Fund raised over $183,000. The Telegraph-Journal’s event is one of the oldest newspaper-sponsored Christmas appeals in Canada.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016Saint John, NB: Kent Building Supplies, a division of J.D. Irving Limited, has agreed to purchase the retail operations of Central Supplies of Antigonish, Nova Scotia effective December 31, 2016. Central, owned and operated by Mr. Steve Smith for 40 years, has 7 retail locations and one Truss Plant.
Thursday, November 24, 2016A five day ascent brought Garrett Dixon, Management Trainee in Sales for Midland Transport, to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and fourth highest of the Seven Summits. To compare, Mount Everest, the Earth's highest mountain, is 8,848m; Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895m.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is a proud supporter of co-op education students. To better understand the opportunities available, we feel it is important for our co-op students to get a first-hand view of our diverse operations.
Monday, November 21, 2016Since the late 1700’s, Oak Island has drawn treasure seekers from across the globe. Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina and their team have unearthed many intriguing clues on the island located off the south shore of Nova Scotia while being followed as part of a history channel reality show, The Curse of Oak Island.
Monday, November 14, 2016Meet Our Team. Over 1,300 and Growing.
Monday, November 14, 2016
In Greater Saint John and beyond, you may have spotted the PALS Kids on the Go bus taking Saint John children to and from enriching programs and activities such as PALS in the Park, sporting events and the high school PALS En Route to success work placements.
Thursday, November 10, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is proud to be continuously involved in the annual Take Our Kids to Work Day. On November 2nd, 2016, JDI welcomed over 125 grade nine students to experience diverse workplaces of our operations.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016Skilled trades are an integral part of our business. In the next three years, we’re forecasting hiring over 460 skilled trades workers across operations.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016She’s broken provincial and national swim records. She’s competed at the Rio Paralympics. She’s only fourteen years old.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016Saint John: This fall, children in the Sistema New Brunswick (NB) Saint John Centre are learning to play on brand new instruments thanks to a $25,000 donation from J.D. Irving Limited (JDI). The contribution will purchase a timpani set for the Centre’s new percussion program plus ten cellos and four double basses for the strings program.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited proudly presented a $200,000 donation to the Haut-Madawaska Medical Centre expansion. The donation will help fund additional resources for the centre including adequate space for doctors and a nurse practitioner, examination rooms and an emergency room.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016In New Brunswick, small businesses are accomplishing big things.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016First year Mechanical Technician students from New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Saint John recently visited the J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) Tissue Mill to get a first-hand view of their potential future careers as mechanical technicians.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016On Saturday one hundred members of the Deer Island, New Brunswick community came together to christen the new Deer Island Ferry built by Saint John-based Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM).
Friday, October 14, 2016This fall, runners had the opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Aroostook County, Maine while qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Irving Woodlands LLC spearheaded the sponsorship of the inaugural event which included over 400 runners.
Friday, October 14, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has made a $20,000 contribution to this year’s United Way Campaign in Saint John. The contribution of $20,000 from JDI will be given to two organizations making a difference in the lives of youth in the Saint John community; Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016RST Sunbury is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 RST Sunbury Education Scholarships. The RST Sunbury scholarship committee selected three employees’ children to receive the $1000 scholarships based on community and school involvement, academic effort, testimonials, financial need, as well as achievements and awards.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016Funding awarded to nine research projects across Canada.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016Halifax-based members of the J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) Finance group recently came together to aid Feed Nova Scotia.
Friday, September 30, 2016Community members, classmates, families and colleagues raised over $15,000 in the second annual Midland’s Pulling for United Way – Truck Pull on September 17.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016With over 60 years of operations in Maine and 1.255 million acres of forest, Irving Woodlands LLC provides a sustainable wood supply to over 20 separate businesses in the Pine Tree State.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016The Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) is a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and industry participants. The focus of CAST is saving wild Atlantic salmon before it’s too late. Today CAST is working on six science projects on the Miramichi and Restigouche rivers. Our hope is that CAST will serve as a positive partnership model for Eastern Canada’s wild Atlantic salmon rivers.
Monday, September 26, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is pleased to welcome over 65 co-op students across our operations this fall. The fall term students are some of more than 600 students the company welcomes to its operations every year.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Irving Shipbuilding was honoured jointly with Hatch (formerly Hatch Mott MacDonald) by Engineer’s Nova Scotia with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering for the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016New Brunswick Southern Railway helps raise $194,000 for St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Thursday, September 15, 2016September 12, 2016 On any given sunny Saturday morning, you can find families enjoying the Irving Nature Park. This past Saturday, families were on trails with a purpose beyond taking in some fresh air over 200 people
Thursday, September 08, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited is proudly sponsoring Canada’s youngest swimmer at the Rio Summer Paralympics, Moncton’s Danielle Dorris.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016Career Track: Not your typical entry-level job.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016The Halifax Shipyard is pleased to present scholarships to two employee’s children and one apprentice. The $1,000 scholarships, awarded to Alyssa Millar, Julia Naugler and Ryan Day, will support them in their post-secondary education.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Irving Shipbuilding and the Department of National Defence (DND) honoured the legacy of a decorated veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as steel cutting for the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, commenced.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016Before heading back to their classrooms, over 30 Atlantic Canadian educators became students for a three-day tour of forestry operations. It’s a part of the Forests Worth Knowing Teachers Tour, a program organized by the Canadian Woodlands Forum in partnership with J.D. Irving, Limited for the past fifteen years. Thirty-one educators from PEI, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick spent three days touring JDI forestry operations in central New Brunswick.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) began its tree planting program almost 70 years ago. To date, we have planted over 960 million trees – a national record in Canada.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited launched an Instagram account to showcase the interesting people, ideas, and innovation across our operations.
Friday, August 19, 2016Charlottetown, PEI Robert K Irving
Tuesday, August 16, 2016On July 27th, 2016, we welcomed our 5 millionth visitor into the park.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016Since 2013, the Pulp and Paper Division at JDI has award $35 000 to 35 students who are the children of our valued employees. Last Thursday night, this year’s round of talented students received a $1000 scholarship for their books and education.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016Atlantic Towing is growing in our Offshore Fleet and we are looking to fill the following positions, to be based in St. John’s, NL.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
A scholarship from J.D. Irving, Limited helped Chris Clark of the Kingston Peninsula, New Brunswick, pay for tuition while studying power engineering at the New Brunswick Community College. After two work terms with JDI, Chris started his career at Irving Pulp and Paper.
Monday, August 08, 2016The Purple Lesser Fritillary is one of many rare species featured in our Unique Areas Brochure. This butterfly, native to northern regions, gathers in the forests of Northern Maine in an area in which J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) conserves as a part of our Unique Areas Program.
Friday, August 05, 2016HALIFAX, NS – In the coming days the heavy lift vessel (HLV) MV Happy Sky will arrive in Halifax Harbour carrying large scale components for the construction of Atlantic Towing Limited’s two new state-of-the-art, ice-strength Platform Supply Vessels (PSV).
Wednesday, August 03, 2016Every day, students at J.D. Irving, Limited are afforded the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of real-world, important business operations.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016Ducks Unlimited Canada and J.D. Irving, Limited are celebrating their partnership in conservation at the St. George Marsh.
Friday, July 29, 2016On August 1st, people across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will celebrate their heritage and the people that make these provinces great places to live and work.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016The shop at New Brunswick Southern Railway in Saint John is busy with employees inspecting, repairing and maintaining locomotives, railcars and track equipment. It’s a place where you’d expect to see grease-stained hands, work boots and overalls, but you don’t necessarily expect to see them on a 20-year old woman.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016Every year Midland recognizes our driving professionals who have reached milestones of accident-free driving. Congratulations to our 45 “Million Milers” who received awards for their commitment, dedication and focus on safety in 2015. These 45 professional drivers have a combined 61 million accident-free miles.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016Gulf Operators Helps Lay the Foundation for a Major Infrastructure Project in Saint John.
Thursday, July 21, 2016Dieppe, NB – Midland Transport is pleased to announce a major investment at the Yarmouth International Airport with the construction of a new transportation logistics facility. The new terminal will provide an opportunity for Midland to increase its service within the Maritimes and will have a significant impact in the region.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Ayisha Corey is the newest member of the RST Industries-Sunbury Transport team. An operations' manager with the company, Ayisha is an industrial engineer and a teacher who today is currently pursuing an MBA.
Monday, July 18, 2016Surrounded by the forests of rural New Brunswick between Sussex and Petitcodiac, a team of tree planters load up their harnesses with seedling trays. It is hot and humid but the crew of eleven young men are upbeat; they sing and laugh together as they plant trees - quite literally planting roots in their new home province.
Monday, July 11, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited, the Irving Nature Park (INP), and the Irving Eco-Centre: La Dune de Bouctouche invite you to join us in enjoying your summer at the award-winning Irving Nature Park on Sand Cove Road in Saint John, New Brunswick and at the Irving Eco-Centre in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Both of our parks are hosting fun filled events for the whole family all summer. Click here for information on both our parks, and to view the full schedules of events in Saint John and in Bouctouche.
Monday, July 11, 2016This summer children in community centres, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses and First Nations communities will participate in Shipbuilding Summer Camps. The six camps are supported by the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence, a partnership of Irving Shipbuilding and NSCC. The program is being delivered by SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University.
Monday, July 11, 2016Congratulations to the Sobey Executive MBA graduates of 2016! J.D. Irving, Limited sponsored seven employees pursuing their EMBA while growing their career with JDI.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Our university and college partners produce excellent graduates who become leaders in our organization.
Monday, July 04, 2016Orono, Maine: Over 580 runners from 25 different U.S. states and two Canadian provinces left the start line at the University of Maine to compete in the second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K race.
Monday, July 04, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited’s (JDI) tree improvement program started almost 40 years ago.
Thursday, June 30, 2016Happy Social Media Day!
Monday, June 27, 2016HALIFAX, NS – June 27, 2016 – The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), in partnership with Irving Shipbuilding Inc., released today the results of a Marine People Partnership report intended to inform the development of a sustainable national marine industry workforce.
Monday, June 27, 2016Deadline July 22, 2016!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016Students from Glen Falls School in Saint John were inspired by the process of making toilet paper, and their inspiration eventually led them to tour the Irving Tissue plant in Dieppe. The grade four class was learning how to ask scientific questions, which encouraged their interest in the process of making toilet paper.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) Program Route to Success is offered at the high school level for students attending St. Malachy’s Memorial High School. This is a four-year pilot program where ninth grade students are selected by the faculty to participate, beginning in their 2nd semester of grade 9.
Monday, June 20, 201620 NEW job openings at our Dixfield Sawmill for Laborers and Machine Operators.
Monday, June 20, 2016In the coming week, grade twelve students across the province will be donning caps and gowns to celebrate their graduation from high school. For three New Brunswick students, there will be something extra to celebrate: they are receiving financial aid from J.D. Irving, Limited to pursue the next step in their education.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016Peterborough, Ontario – June 14, 2016— GE’s Marine Solutions business in Peterborough, Ontario is completing one of the first milestones of the company’s 7-year contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc., (ISI) to provide electrical power, propulsion systems, installation and commissioning services for six ice-capable Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Monday, June 13, 2016The Skills Canada Competition wrapped up this week in Moncton. JDI is so proud to be a premier sponsor of the event that gets Canadian youth excited about careers in the trades. To recap the national competition, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite moments from the past week.
Monday, June 13, 2016As the prime contractor to build Canada’s Surface Combatants (CSC), Irving Shipbuilding supports today’s announcement that Canada will be moving forward with an existing warship design for CSC vessels.
Friday, June 10, 2016HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Irving Shipbuilding Inc. announced today a new funding commitment of $2 million in partnership with the Nunavut Arctic College for an applied research project with a northern focus.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016The opening ceremonies for the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition took place on Sunday, June 5th at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in New Brunswick.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016The sun was shining for the 200 excited children and their chaperones, volunteers, fans, and families from schools and businesses all around the Saint John area. 31 competitors each had a loyal 5-person pit crew who were all excited to get their vehicles across the finish line in the 5th Annual Saint John Soap Box Derby, presented by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGNB) Saint John Branch. The Derby is a key source of funding for the “PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) in the Park Program” hosted in partnership with the Lily Lake Pavilion, PALS, and Anglophone School District – South. In total approximately 1400-1600 students participate in the “PALS in the Park” program each year.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016JDI is excited to be a sponsor of the 2016 Skills Canada Competition at the Moncton Coliseum.
Monday, May 30, 2016The Donnie Dwyer ballfield in Saint John, New Brunswick will see upgrades this spring thanks to the help of Gulf Operators.
Friday, May 27, 201632 teams from J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) participated in this year’s Bowl for Kids event for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). Bowl for Kids is an annual event that raises much-needed funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, hosted annually at Fairview Bowling Lanes in Saint John.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is proud to present UNB Fredericton student Nicolas Deslongchamps with this year’s JDI Accounting Incentive Award. Nicolas is currently completing his third and final work term. He will be starting his fourth year of university in September, where he will graduate with a double major in Accounting and Economics. He plans to pursue a CPA designation after graduation.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016Irving Shipbuilding and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction & Response Network (MEOPAR) are providing $305,000 in support of a University of Calgary research project on marine environmental observation, prediction, and response plans for Canada’s Arctic.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016Irving Woodlands LLC supports STRIVE - a community-based organization that serves teens and young adults with developmental disabilities throughout the State of Maine.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is pleased to welcome approximately 340 summer students across our operations this summer.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016Our Top 8 Stories from the $198 Million Project
Wednesday, May 11, 2016Wolfville: Each year for the last six years, Acadia University professor Paul Callaghan has challenged his second year business students with a JDI case competition. Students are given a real business problem and work in groups to present recommendations and solutions to JDI executives and recruiters.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited’s (JDI) tree nursery in Sussex is open to the public for its tenth annual seedling sale.
Monday, May 09, 2016Irving Shipbuilding and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction & Response Network (MEOPAR) are providing $186,000 in support of a University of Ottawa research project on the future of Arctic shipping routes.
Thursday, May 05, 2016J.D. IRVING, LIMITED BECOMES MAJOR PARTNER WITH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN NEW BRUNSWICK
Wednesday, May 04, 2016Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 4, 2016: A collaboration of ten industry, government, and Indigenous partners announced today the launch of an education and apprenticeship program to create job opportunities for 20 Indigenous students in metal fabrication. The program, offered through the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus in Dartmouth, offers successful students the unique opportunity to build a lasting career in shipbuilding at Irving’s Halifax Shipyard.
Monday, May 02, 2016On April 6, 2016, Midland Transport presented Food Depot Alimentaire with the keys to a 2011 Freightliner 5-tonne straight truck as a donation to the non-profit organization. The truck will allow Food Depot Alimentaire to continue to provide support to people in need in southeastern New Brunswick.
Monday, May 02, 2016Thank you and best wishes to our Winter Co-op Students! This past winter (January-April), we welcomed 68 students across our divisions including Irving Pulp & Paper, Transportation and Logistics, Irving Shipbuilding, Communications, Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology.
Thursday, April 28, 2016Halifax - Today Fleetway and Irving Shipbuilding announced a $15 million contract to Halifax-based company Bluedrop Training & Simulation for the design of the training and simulation software for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016DOAKTOWN, NB: The JDI team at the Doaktown Value Added Center is excited to announce the launch of a new product line this summer. To meet growing consumer demand, the mill will start producing rough sawn board stained to give a weathered "barn board" look.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016Irving Shipbuilding and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction & Response Network (MEOPAR) are providing $137,600 in research support for Memorial University of Newfoundland. The funding is focused on the creation of an effective monitoring of marine plastics which will guide future responses to this important pollution issue.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016Antigonish, NS: The Operations Management class at St. Francis Xavier University joined the over 3,800 students in Atlantic Canada who have competed in JDI Case Competitions over the past 8 years. Students are given a real business problem and work in groups to present recommendations and solutions to JDI executives and recruiters.
Monday, April 25, 2016On Thursday, April 14th Kim Powell, Production Planner for Irving Paper, was recognized by the City of Saint John as an outstanding volunteer. Kim was nominated by Jennifer Walsh, second grade teacher at Prince Charles School. As part of the PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) program, Kim has been reading to Jennifer’s students at Prince Charles School every Friday afternoon for the past 14 years.
Friday, April 22, 2016Watch our Earth Day 2016 video below to see our environmental conservation, and reductions in fuel, water, energy, emissions in action at a variety of J.D. Irving, Limited companies.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick honoured Mr. Robert Irving with its Champion of Literacy Award at its third annual Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Literacy Dinner on April 11 in Fredericton.
Monday, April 18, 2016HALIFAX: J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with Dalhousie University to give students an opportunity to solve a real-life business case.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016J.D. Irving Group of Companies, have signed on as a Premier Sponsor at Canada's only national, multi-trade and technology event for skilled trade and technology students and apprentices in Moncton, NB, on June 5-8, 2016.
Monday, April 11, 2016ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA – St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, NS, and Irving Shipbuilding are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic, Marine and Security Policy, an initiative that will lead to valuable research in international maritime security and oceans transport.
Monday, April 11, 2016SAINT JOHN, N.B: J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) Woodlands Division has set an all-time record for wood purchases from private woodlot owners, producers, and marketing boards in NB.
Friday, April 08, 2016Dr. Casey Hubert is using $113,228 of research funding from Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) and Irving Shipbuilding to gather and study genetic information from marine microbes off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Monday, April 04, 2016Julien Raby currently works out of the same office at Irving Equipment that he sat in as an engineering co-op student in 2005. Since then, he has become a full-time Planning Engineer and the sole pilot of the Irving Equipment drone. Julien realized the advantages of using a drone on the job at Irving Equipment to improve project efficiency and service to customers.
Monday, April 04, 2016Saint John, NB: JDI Woodlands Division is looking to partner with trucking contractors for long-term opportunities in JDI's Chipman and Sussex operations in New Brunswick.
Monday, March 28, 2016Dr. Adam Fenech is using his $252,000 research funding from MEOPAR and Irving Shipbuilding to investigate the impact of climate change on coastal communities.
Monday, March 28, 2016Fleetway team recruits at Marine Institute’s Career Event; connects with 45 students.
Monday, March 28, 2016Engineering Month is an annual celebration encouraging students to consider engineering as their chosen career path. Over 500 events across Canada will expose students to different engineering professionals and disciplines.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016Moncton: J. D. Irving, Limited contributed $100,411.16 to the Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick United Way 2015 Campaign.
Monday, March 21, 2016Manac Inc. ("Manac"), a North American leader in the design and the manufacture of specialty trailers, and Universal Truck and Trailer expand on their already successful dealership agreement
Friday, March 18, 2016Dalhousie’s Management Career Services recognized J.D. Irving, Limited as Atlantic Employer of the Year for co-op students and new graduates.
Thursday, March 17, 2016JDI forecasts hiring over 650 students in 2016.
Thursday, March 17, 2016Canadian owned Irving Shipbuilding rejects the recent outrageous comments made by Davie’s conglomerate CEO Alex Vicefield from his headquarters in Monaco. The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) is widely recognized as a robust, open, and fair procurement strategy that is working for Canada.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016SAINT JOHN, NB: Phase 2 of the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill Modernization project is about 95% complete in Saint John, NB. The new digester equipment and technology is on schedule for commissioning and start-up over the next few weeks.
Monday, March 14, 2016JDI is proud to share new stories of our employees in the next wave of the company’s “I’m With JDI” campaign which began March 14 in New Brunswick.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
For world-class business, we need world-class people. JDI is proud to have these excellent leaders as part of our team. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re honoring some of the exceptional women who excel in their field, advance their industries, and give back to their communities.
Monday, March 07, 2016On February 23, 2016 the first year Power Engineering class from NBCC Saint John visited the J.D. Irving, Limited Pulp and Paper Mill to receive a tour of the mill and gain insight into their future careers as power engineers.
Monday, March 07, 2016
Pat Harknett, Midland’s Vice President of Human Resources, was recognized as Woman of the Year at the first Atlantic Gala for Women in Transportation. As part of Pat’s work to encourage women to become part of the transportation industry, she is a national committee member of an organization that promotes women in transportation with Trucking HR Canada called “Women with Drive.”
Monday, February 29, 2016Irving Woodlands, LLC is proud to once again sponsor the 24th Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog 250-mile Race. It is the longest and highest caliber race in the eastern United States and is a qualifier for the Alaskan Iditarod race.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016Over 18 pallets of diapers and tissue products have been donated to refugee families in Saint John and Moncton. On Friday, Midland Transport volunteers delivered 14 pallets to the YMCA Welcome Centre for refugees. All the products are donated by Irving Tissue and Irving Personal Care.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. are pleased to announce the recipients of $1.8 million to support nine new ocean research projects that align with MEOPAR’s aim to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate and respond to marine risk. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. partnered with MEOPAR to contribute $1 million toward the call.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016OTTAWA - J.D. Irving, Limited and Dr. David Miller of Carleton University will be honoured among Canada’s top researchers this evening by Governor General David Johnston.
Monday, February 15, 2016Sussex, NB: Forester Grant Steeves of the JDI Sussex Woodlands office has discovered a rare plant population on JDI-managed Crown Land near Havelock, New Brunswick.
Friday, February 12, 2016On February 10, MLA David Coon made statements in the NB Legislature regarding our company that have no basis in fact. As an elected representative, we believe he has a responsibility to support jobs from sustainable forest sector businesses and suppliers. The majority of these 1700 enterprises are small businesses – located across New Brunswick. At least one of these businesses is located in Mr. Coon’s riding.
Thursday, February 11, 2016JDI is proud to offer a $3000 per year financial award and paid work term, all on the way to your professional accounting designation. Recipients will have the opportunity to get to know our top team of professionals within JDI Finance, and gain very valuable experience through exposure to diverse businesses within the organization.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) congratulates nine of our team members who will be honoured at this year’s New Brunswick Chartered Professional Accountant convocation.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016JDI forecasts hiring 650 students across operations in co-op, internship, and summer positions in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018, JDI forecasts over 2,000 student positions.
Friday, January 29, 2016This past week, CBC ran several misleading stories regarding the Mid Shore Patrol Vessels built by the dedicated men and women of the Halifax Shipyard. We want to set the record straight.
Friday, January 29, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are currently accepting applications for the J. D. Irving, Limited New Brunswick Scholarships until March 1, 2016. These scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year and are renewable based on academic performance until graduation.
Thursday, January 21, 2016The company is hiring for various positions including both skilled trades and professionals in its New Brunswick operations.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016Over the next three years, we are forecasting almost 7900 hires across our operations across Canada and in the US. The forecast is the result of retirements, anticipated business growth and normal workforce turnover.
Monday, January 18, 2016JDI Woodlands is currently seeking tree planters for the 2016 planting season in the areas of St. Leonard, Fredericton, Saint John, Kennebecasis Valley, and Sackville. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the January 29th deadline.
Monday, January 18, 2016J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) pleased to welcome 68 winter co-op students throughout our operations this winter term.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016With the full moon falling on the weekend, we’ll have plenty of light as we travel to Sheldon Point via snowshoes. Members of the local chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society will have their telescopes set up for viewing. Bring a flashlight in case the moon ducks behind some clouds, a mug for hot chocolate, and of course, snowshoes.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016Cynthia Léger from Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick has worked on projects at Kent Homes as a summer student over the last three years and has been awarded the Modular Building Institute (MBI) Canadian Foundation $2500 annual scholarship. Léger is a 4th year civil engineering student from Université de Moncton (U de M).
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with Natural Resources Canada, Carleton University, and Environment and Climate Change Canada on a 5-year songbird habitat research project on JDI land in Northern New Brunswick.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016Saint John: Gulf Operators is pleased to host field trips to the Bald Hill Quarry for children from local schools in the Saint John and surrounding area. Six classes from schools in the area visited the quarry this year to learn about our operations and the importance of aggregate rock. Over 400 children have attended the quarry since the tours began in 2006.
Monday, January 04, 2016Moncton, N.B. – Current and future students of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) in Dieppe will benefit from a recent donation of two engines by Universal Truck and Trailer (UTT).
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Through partnerships with local universities and colleges, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) demonstrates an ongoing commitment to developing the skills of today’s students. As we continue to grow our workforce, we are proud to provide students with practical, rewarding co-op work-term experience.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015Sackville, N.B.: J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with Mount Allison to give students an opportunity to solve a real-life business case. Over the past eight years, JDI has sponsored IT, Finance, Supply Chain, and Marketing case study competitions. Our eight university partners include: Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Université de Moncton, Mount Allison University, Saint Francis Xavier University, and the University of New Brunswick (both Fredericton and Saint John Campuses). To date, over 3,800 talented students have participated.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015Twenty-two associates greeted customers at the new KENT store opening in Tracadie, New Brunswick. Before the grand opening, the associates hosted a contractor night for seventy-seven contractor customers who visited the store for a tour.
Monday, December 21, 2015In the spirit of the season the elves at JDI have been busy making the holidays brighter. From all of us at JDI, best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015Moncton, NB: J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with l'Université de Moncton (U de M) to offer its first ever Direct Exchange marketing business case competition.
Friday, December 04, 2015This week, the CBC released a sensational story insinuating a connection between the sudden leave of absence of Dr. Eilish Cleary (New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health), a study of glyphosate, and two companies in New Brunswick. CBC presented an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory as fact. The 500+ comments from listeners and viewers indicate that many believed the CBC story to be true. It is not.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015Petitcodiac Regional School receives a donation that puts the most current technology in every classroom.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015HALIFAX, NS: Ann Mellema, Director of Program Governance, has been honoured by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
Thursday, November 26, 2015Irving Shipbuilding remains confident that the Canadian Government will build the complete combatant package of ships at Halifax Shipyard. The men and women of Irving Shipbuilding appreciate Prime Minister Trudeau's firm commitment to building ships in Canada, expressed when he visited the shipyard this past April.
Thursday, November 26, 2015The Special Olympics Truck Convoy took place on September 19 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This international event celebrates the trucking industry while also raising funds for Special Olympics athletes. The convoy occurs in 24 states and 4 provinces, making it the World’s Largest Truck Convoy and, to date, has raised over $113,000 for the Special Olympics.
Thursday, November 26, 2015Did you know that our Unique Areas Program voluntarily conserves almost 1,200 sites to date?
Tuesday, November 24, 2015As part of J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI)’s continued commitment to the Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS) program, JDI employees volunteer their time helping children in their local community. A group of ten J.D. Irving, Limited employees spend their lunch hour every Tuesday and Thursday helping serve lunch to the children of Prince Charles School in partnership with Boys & Girls Club of Saint John.
Saturday, November 21, 2015HALIFAX, NS: In October 2014 Irving Shipbuilding was asked by the Royal Canadian Navy to propose an interim refueling and resupply capability. We assembled an international team of naval and commercial shipping experts to tackle the problem. This included my own experience as a former Vice Admiral in the United States Navy responsible for all ship design, construction, maintenance and conversion in a Navy of almost 300 ships and submarines.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015Irving Nature Park named Top Attraction at Hospitality Saint John Tourism Awards.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015In 2005, after completing a Bachelor of Engineering at Université de Moncton, Karl Le Gal joined the team at J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) at the Saint Léonard Sawmill. A native of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Karl was thrilled to find a rewarding career so close to home.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015Cavendish Farms has introduced three new varieties to their line of FlavourCrisp products. The next time you are grocery shopping, keep an eye out for Herb and Garlic, Fiery Cajun, and Crispy Classic in the frozen food aisle!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is proud to be a part of Take Our Kids to Work Day. This nation-wide initiative is put on by The Learning Partnership every year during National Careers Week. Take Our Kids to Work Day gives ninth grade students from schools across Canada the opportunity to shadow their parent or guardian at the workplace to learn about potential future career options.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015Our newest wave of TV ads focus on the careers of J.D. Irving, Limited employees such as Sean Thomas, Electrical Apprentice in the Electrical and Instrumentation shop of Irving Tissue in Saint John, and the NB education that set him on course for a rewarding career.
Monday, November 09, 2015Every year Midland recognizes and honours our driving professionals who have reached milestones of accident-free driving. Congratulations to our 48 “Million Milers” who received awards for their commitment, dedication and focus on safety in 2014. These 48 professional drivers have combined for 64 Million accident-free miles.
Thursday, November 05, 2015November 2 to 8 marks Skills Canada’s National Skilled Trades and Technology Week.
Monday, November 02, 2015Ten women from Irving Shipbuilding have teamed up to build a new home with Habitat for Humanity in East Preston, Nova Scotia this October. The Women Build initiative is part of Habitat for Humanity’s global campaign that brings women together with the goal of helping families in need of affordable home ownership.
Monday, November 02, 2015Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four (4) scholarships to talented UNB students on the Saint John and Fredericton campuses.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015Governor Paul R. LePage presents Irving Woodlands, LLC with the prestigious 2015 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award. This prestigious award recognizes people or organizations that stand above their peers to further forestry, forests, or forestland conservation in the state of Maine. Started by the Maine TREE Foundation in 2004, it is the only award in Maine that recognizes stewardship of the working forest.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015Over sixty New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) department heads from campuses across the province met in Dieppe this month to discuss a growing partnership with J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI).
Monday, October 26, 2015Atlantic Towing Limited of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is providing marine tug and barge services to the Cape Sharp Tidal project. Cape Sharp Tidal is a multi-phase project with plans to grid-connect a 4MW demonstration tidal array in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy in the coming months.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015Our newest wave of TV ads are focused on the careers of J.D. Irving, Limited employees and the NB education that set them on right course for a rewarding job; Sean Thomas, Irving Tissue Saint John; Michelle Boyer, Irving Paper; and Roger Dupuis, Kent Homes.
Thursday, October 15, 2015A native of Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Daniel Thibodeau began working with J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) in the summer of 1995 as a student labourer at the St. Leonard Sawmill in northwestern NB. Twenty years later, he is now the Production Planner/Shipping Superintendent at the same sawmill. Through JDI, he has been able to further his education and advance his career, all while staying close to home.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015As an integrated value chain, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) relies on sustainability, not only for a healthy environment, but to support a strong economy.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
CCNB has been a valued partner for decades, training our future workforce and building the skills of our current employees.
Friday, October 09, 2015Bird Studies Canada and JDI volunteers enhance critical nesting habitat for the endangered Piping Plover by removing over 350 kg of waste from New Brunswick’s Bouctouche dune.
Friday, October 09, 2015Dianne Godfrey and Chantal O’Brien are proof of the life-changing relationships that come from the Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS) program.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015The current phase of the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill Modernization project is approximately 87% complete. The new equipment and technology is on schedule for commissioning and start-up by March 2016. The project is part of a $450 million modernization – the largest pulp mill investment in Canada since 1993.
Thursday, September 24, 2015The Children’s Forest, the newest addition to the Irving Nature Park, has been a hit among the park’s 250,000 visitors this year.
Monday, September 21, 2015St. George, NB: Lake Utopia Paper has completed a successful nine-day maintenance and modernization project. At peak, the $20 million project (September 7-16) involved 326 contractors on site working on maintenance and capital improvements to the mill and paper machine
Monday, September 21, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited is pleased to welcome 49 co-op students across our divisions this fall.
Monday, September 21, 2015Did you know… New Brunswick today is about 85% forest.
Monday, September 14, 2015This year, JDI hired over sixty university and college graduates from the class of 2015 in our New Brunswick operations.
Monday, September 14, 2015Not only does September mark back to school for students, it also means Career Fair season for JDI. Our Talent Acquisition Team is visiting university campuses across the Maritimes to speak to students about co-op and summer internship opportunities at JDI.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015Hundreds of employees gathered in the new Assembly Hall at the Halifax Shipyard to celebrate the start of production of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS) for Canada. Delivery of the first HMCS Harry DeWolf-class ship is expected in 2018.
Monday, August 31, 2015
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) hired more than 600 students this summer. Over half of those students worked at the 42 Kent Building Supplies stores across Atlantic Canada.
Monday, August 31, 2015When Jono McLaughlin first heard about the Irving Shipbuilding contract to build the next generation of ships for the Canadian Navy, he didn’t think he would be involved. But today he is part of the Accuracy Control team at Irving Shipbuilding. His team is a vital part of quality assurance and helps regulate the accuracy of the entire shipbuilding process by analyzing data at every stage of construction.
Thursday, August 27, 2015Irving Shipbuilding is hosting a hiring fair at the Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre on Wednesday, September 2nd. Visit us between the hours of 2PM and 8PM to discover the exciting opportunities presently available at our state-of-the-art facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Monday, August 24, 2015Over 1,000 contracted workers – the majority from over 30 companies that operate in New Brunswick - are on the job at Irving Pulp & Paper and Irving Tissue near Reversing Falls in West Saint John this week. These workers are in addition to the team of 350 people employed at the Irving Pulp & Paper mill, and 110 people employed at Irving Tissue.
Monday, August 24, 2015The Irving Nature Park in Saint John, New Brunswick is part of the largest study ever undertaken on bird migration in Canada.
Monday, August 24, 2015Through partnerships with local universities and colleges, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) continues to grow our workforce and provide practical work experience for students. This summer, we welcomed 76 students in the areas of information technology, finance, communications, sales, engineering, and human resources.
Monday, August 17, 2015JDI Project Manager Mark Fitzpatrick credits partnerships and planning to the ongoing success of the $450 million pulp mill modernization.
Monday, August 17, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited’s (JDI) Woodlands and Sawmill Divisions welcomed 11 students from three universities and one college into their operations this summer to give them an inside look at the opportunities within our company.
Monday, August 17, 2015Through our award-winning Unique Areas program, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) continues to encompass biodiversity and habitat conservation within the forests we own and manage. We are currently conserving 1183 sites for birds, mammals, fish, lakes, wetlands, plants, reptiles, and invertebrates.
Monday, August 10, 2015Shipbuilding Summer Camp is supported by the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence, a partnership of Irving Shipbuilding and Nova Scotia Community College.
Monday, August 10, 2015This past week, 41 of our J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) summer co-op students from the Saint John area got an inside look at our Sussex Sawmill and Tree Nursery.
Monday, August 10, 2015JDI has partnered with New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Miramichi Campus to grow NB's forest contractor and operator workforce.
Friday, July 31, 2015After more than 1 million person hours of work at the $350 million Halifax Shipyard modernization, the count-down is on for production of the 1st Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) and we’re hiring! We're looking for experienced welders, pipefitters, ironworkers and marine fabricators and we have 70 openings for professionals – supply chain, engineering, IT and finance
Friday, July 31, 2015
Education is the key to the future of our young people, and JDI is helping employee families build their futures together. On average, the company awards over $250,000 in student scholarships each year. All high school graduates pursuing further education in university, community colleges or training institutions are eligible.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015Saint John, NB – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued its preliminary decision to impose countervailing duties on Canadian imports of supercalendered paper.
Monday, July 27, 2015New Brunswick today is made up of approximately 85% forest. A healthy forest community starts with environmentally certified, well-managed forests, cared for by more than 150 forest professionals.
Monday, July 27, 2015As part of J.D. Irving, Limited’s (JDI) award-winning Unique Areas Program, we work to conserve our forests as well as the wildlife that lives within them.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015Halifax, N.S. – A dozen students entering shipbuilding-related trades at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) this fall have been awarded the first-ever Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence bursaries.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015SAINT JOHN, NB: J.D. Irving, Limited remains focused on modernizing the Doaktown White Pine Sawmill confirming that mill construction is forecasted for 2016.
Thursday, July 16, 2015The Moncton YWCA begins a new chapter with the launch of the TransitionElle capital campaign, a campaign with a goal of raising $1.85 million to complete the Jean E.S. Irving YW Centre for Women and Children in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Today (July 10), 19 women celebrated the first milestone in a pilot program between Women Unlimited, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) and NSCC.
Thursday, July 09, 2015We’re hosting our third hiring fair at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, July 15.
Thursday, July 09, 2015Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM), based in Saint John, NB is building a new, 24-car ferry for Deer Island. It will replace the John E. Rigby ferry in the fall of 2015.
Friday, July 03, 2015Together, J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick presented the first JDI NB Scholarship Award to 18-year-old Jacob Wall of Waasis, New Brunswick.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015We’re hosting a hiring fair at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday, July 8. Visit our Human Resources team between 9AM and 8PM in the Miskanaw Ballroom and Fireside Room at MacDonald Island Park, 1 C.A. Knight Way.
Friday, June 26, 2015J.D. Irving Limited’s (JDI) partnership with Natural Resources Canada's Canadian Forest Service has led to the commercial development of advanced tree breeding, field testing and seedling production techniques.
Friday, June 26, 2015The Memorial University Marine Institute website features the story on Nautical Science student Tevin Plummer as the first recipient of Atlantic Towing’s newly established scholarship.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015The first piece of steel for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) Program at Irving Shipbuilding was cut at an official ceremony on June 18 at Marine Fabricators in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Friday, June 19, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) would like to congratulate the winners and participants of the 15th annual Envirothon NB challenge. Envirothon is New Brunswick’s largest high school environmental science competition.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015Watch video of Grand Lake Timber Modernization on YouTube or Vimeo
Friday, June 12, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) congratulates Deborah Fisher and Erica Lane – this year’s recipients of the Saint John YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Education, Training, and Development.
Thursday, June 11, 2015MEOPAR is calling on researchers across Canada to submit a proposal for our Fourth Call for Research Proposals. Irving Shipbuilding is generously contributing $1 million of this $1.5 million call. Irving Shipbuilding’s funding is pursuant to its Value Proposition obligation under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, whereby Irving Shipbuilding is committed to spending 0.5% of contract revenues with the aim of creating a sustainable marine industry across Canada. This Fourth Call will fund a number of multi-year projects that align with MEOPAR’s overall goal of improving Canada’s ability to observe, predict, and respond to marine hazards.
Thursday, June 11, 2015J.D. Irving Limited (JDI) congratulates the 154 long serving and retiring employees recently celebrated at our long service awards event. Together they represent over 4,200 years of combined service in our Pulp and Paper Division.
Friday, June 05, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) will be hosting a hiring fair between 9AM and 8PM on June 16 at the Holiday Inn in Dartmouth, NS. We are looking to hire 250 qualified applicants in the roles of: Red Seal Welders, Pipefitters, and Marine Fabricators in our Shipbuilding operations.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015Twenty four-year-old Nick Bartlett from St. Andrews, NB is the 5th recipient of the annual J.D. Irving, Limited Accounting Incentive Award. The third-year business student from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John (UNBSJ) campus received a $3,000 award payable towards his education. Nick has also received an accounting work term position with the JDI Finance team in Saint John.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015100 tree planters, 60 minutes, over 53,000 seedlings planted. It takes a great team to break a world record and that is what the J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) crew did near Sussex on May 20th, 2015. The previous Guinness World Record of trees planted in one hour was set in 2012 in India where 40,000 trees were planted.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015Irving Shipbuilding (ISI) congratulates our long service award recipients and retiring employees at the Halifax Shipyard.
Monday, May 25, 2015CTV host Mercedes Stephenson and participants in the panel, along with CTV's online story, suggested that "Quebec's Davie Shipyard will be granted the contract." However, Irving Shipbuilding understands that the Government has not yet fully evaluated all industry proposals and has not determined which proposal will be selected.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited’s tree nursery in Sussex is open to the public for its ninth annual seedling sale.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015On top of J.D. Irving, Limited’s (JDI) volunteer commitment to the Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS) program, this year we topped our personal best and raised $100,850.62 during the annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser, with all funds donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters Saint John. This year’s total was the highest total to date!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015JDI is pleased to welcome 76 co-op students to the summer term of work experience across all of our divisions in our operations.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015Woodstock, NB: Atlantic Truck & Trailer Parts is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new operations in Woodstock, N.B. today. The new business, located at 205 Tamarack Street, Beardsley Road, Woodstock, N.B. is a full service supplier of parts to heavy-duty truck and trailer customers.
Thursday, May 14, 2015Here at J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) we are making big investments with our new Pulp Mill Modernization. This project is one of the many ways JDI is providing jobs for local contractors and great experiences for new and long serving engineers on our team.
Thursday, May 14, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) congratulates all Envirothon Nova Scotia participants for their great contribution to this year’s competition.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
HALIFAX, N.S. We appreciate Council’s support at today’s meeting. We know there are still procedural issues to be dealt with and respect the process. The Mayor was committed to a transparent discussion and we support this.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015Royale launches a more user-friendly website with many new features to enjoy.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015Moving forward doesn’t mean moving away. At J.D. Irving, Limited we are committed to growing great careers and leadership opportunities.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015Best wishes to all JDI co-op students as you return to school.
Friday, May 01, 2015SAINT JOHN, N.B.: Irving Pulp & Paper is pleased to announce five new contracts for Saint John businesses, totaling over $640,000. The contracts are part of the 24-month Phase 2 modernization of the west side pulp mill at Reversing Falls. The pulp mill investment is the largest in Canada since 1993 and is focused on installing a new digester to replace the existing 14 digesters, as well as new wood chip handling and screening. The estimated 609,000 person hours for this project is equivalent to 300 direct construction jobs and 150 indirect construction jobs. Upon completion in Q1 2016, the mill will achieve reduced air and noise emissions as well as improved operating efficiencies. Engineering for Phase 3 – a $250 million investment – is currently underway.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015Between 2015 and 2017, we are forecasting over 7800 hires across all of our operations in Canada and the United States. Our newest round of TV ads focuses on diverse career opportunities throughout our organization.
Friday, April 24, 2015Kent Homes has created a sleek, elegant design for their new modular home.
Thursday, April 23, 20151. We’ve increased our voluntary conservation sites in the forests we own or manage to 1155 in 2014 … and counting.
Friday, April 17, 2015
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) celebrates National Volunteer Week and recognizes its many employees who are making a difference in the community. JDI recognizes the key role that it must play in developing and improving the quality of community life.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with Acadia University to give students an opportunity to solve a real-life business case. Over the past seven years, JDI has sponsored IT, Finance and Supply Chain case study competitions. Our eight university partners include: Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Université de Moncton, Mount Allison University, Saint Francis Xavier University, University of New Brunswick, both Fredericton and Saint John Campuses. To date, 3800 talented students have participated.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015Before 2017, we are forecasting over 7800 hires across all of our operations in Canada and the United States. Our newest round of TV ads will focus on diverse career opportunities in our Transportation and Logistics (road, rail, and sea) Division, leadership development with JDI-sponsored MBA programs, and fast-paced career tracks for young professionals.
Monday, April 06, 2015
95,000 person hours of construction work to date from Saint John Contractors.
Monday, April 06, 2015New positions available at the Dartmouth Marine Facility as we get ready to cut steel on September 1, 2015.
Thursday, April 02, 2015We have a lot to be excited about at JDI, including 7800 hires planned before 2017 across all of our operations in Canada and the United States.
Friday, March 20, 2015Installation of a new 25-tonne crane has begun in the new assembly building – the “Ultra Hall” - at Halifax Shipyard. The new crane has a span of 56 meters, is faster, and capable of lifting smaller pieces. It arrived at the Port of Halifax’s Richmond Terminal on Tuesday, March 10, and was delivered to the shipyard by Mills Heavy hauling of Halifax. Installation of the new crane is expected to take approximately three weeks.
Friday, March 20, 2015Irving Nature Park has partnered with Bird Studies Canada to install a Motus Wildlife Tracking System at the Park.
Friday, March 20, 2015Tek Steel of Fredericton is one of 26 contractors and suppliers in the Capital region that have secured over $5.5 million of work at the Pulp Mill modernization project in Saint John and the Grand Lake Timber Mill expansion in Chipman. The projects are part of JDI's $513 million investment to strengthen the forest sector and sustain jobs in New Brunswick.
Friday, March 13, 2015
KENT donation helps the IWK build world-class Neonatal Care.
Friday, March 13, 2015Andy Gill of Fredericton is a New Brunswick Community College graduate. He works as a red seal sprinkler systems installer with B&G Sprinklers in Moncton. Today he’s working at Canada’s largest Pulp Mill Modernization project since 1993 - currently underway in Saint John.
Thursday, March 12, 2015On February 5, 2015, Universal Truck and Trailer (UTT) received Daimler Elite Support Certification at their location in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Daimler Trucks North America launched the program in 2012 for Freightliner® and Western Star® dealerships that demonstrate best practices in truck maintenance and repairs, as well as top quality customer service.
Thursday, March 05, 2015RST driver Robert Pratt is the 2014 APTA Driver of The Year. This prestigious award is presented by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) to Maritime drivers who exemplify the industry’s best in safety excellence, service, and reliability.
Thursday, March 05, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is a reforestation leader in Canada; and each summer hundreds of students from across the Maritimes are hired as tree planters.
Thursday, March 05, 2015JDI expects over 500 co-op, internship, and summer positions to be filled this summer.
Friday, February 27, 2015Sustainable forest practices across JDI-managed lands in northern Maine and northwest New Brunswick has led to a significant increase in the Snowshoe hare population – a major source of food for the Canada lynx.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are currently accepting applications for the JDI NB Scholarships until March 1, 2015.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015The 23rd Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Race begins this weekend in Fort Kent, Maine. Mushers from throughout North America and around the world will be competing on March 2-5 in three races: the 30-mile, the 60-mile, and the 250-mile.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
JDI Integrated Logistics - A proud member of JDI Career Track.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
JDI forecasts over 7800 HIRES between 2015-2017.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015Irving Shipbuilding in partnership with Women Unlimited will provide education funding and job opportunities to 20 women who will participate in the welding and metal fabrication programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015Come and meet us at one of several career fairs this month.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015Irving Tissue to award two $10,000 cash prizes to sustainable school projects in annual Trees Rock® Contest!
Monday, February 02, 2015J. D. Irving Pulp & Paper Division has achieved top quartile safety performance in 2014 while surpassing its all-time production record (2013). The Division includes the three Saint John facilities: Irving Pulp & Paper Mill, Irving Tissue, and Irving Paper as well as Lake Utopia Paper near St. George, New Brunswick which produces corrugated medium for packaging.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Irving Woodlands, LLC and Irving Forest Products Inc. has been recognized for its dedication to Aroostook County through its investments in the region. The company received the Business of the Year Award, presented by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce this month in Presque Isle, Maine.
Friday, January 23, 20153,600 Jobs across Canada Generated from Irving’s NSPS Commitments to Date.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce that applications for the JDI NB Scholarships are now being accepted until March 1, 2015.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015Stella’s Circle announced today that Atlantic Towing Limited is making a generous gift of $50,000 to support the creation of an Employment Training Centre in St. John’s, NL.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015Irving Woodlands, LLC has developed a long-term vision for the Fish River chain of lakes (Long Lake, Mud Lake, Cross Lake, and Square Lake) in northern Aroostook County. It addresses ecological resources, working forests, recreation, economic development, and regional planning around the lakes.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited is a proud supporter of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO). The orchestra is made up of 83 young musicians from 15 communities across New Brunswick.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited is pleased to welcome 49 co-op students across our divisions this winter.
Friday, January 16, 2015In a technical briefing with media in Ottawa this morning, representatives from Public Works Government Services Canada, the Canadian Navy and Irving Shipbuilding provided an overview of the Arctic Offshore Patrol ship program including the ship’s design and capability, the number of ships to be built and the construction schedule.
Friday, January 09, 2015J.D. Irving, Limited's investment in the future of the forest sector has generated 175,000 person hours of work and 175 orders of goods and services in 29 New Brunswick communities to date, with more to come.
Friday, January 09, 2015Sam Shen graduated from UNB Saint John's MBA program in 2009 and immediately began his career at J.D. Irving, Limited in the Supply Chain Division.
Friday, January 09, 2015Another milestone has been reached for Irving Shipbuilding's Ultra Hall Production Building, which is under construction at Halifax Shipyard. On November 4, 2014, video camera drones captured the first day of installation of two new bridge cranes, which will be used to lift large blocks and mega modules during ship assembly. Each crane will lift up to 200 tonnes.
Monday, December 29, 2014
NEW ANNAN, PEI – Cavendish Farms has reported the detection of sewing needles in potatoes harvested in 2014. The needles were detected during the course of normal production of French fries at our New Annan Plant #1 on Prince Edward Island on December 27 and 28, 2014.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014Most of the land JDI owns or manages in New Brunswick is open to the public for recreational use over the winter months. This includes snowmobile trails.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Irving Shipbuilding’s donation of $500,000 to the IWK Healthcare Foundation has helped refurbish the Berman Zebrafish Lab in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The newly enhanced lab is actively researching various treatments for cancer and blood disorders in children.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014Nautical Science student Tevin Plummer is the first recipient of Atlantic Towing’s newly established scholarship, in partnership with the Marine Institute at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014At J.D. Irving, Limited, we understand the importance of giving back - through charitable donations, sponsorships, and the many efforts of our dedicated employee volunteers.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Best wishes to all co-op students as you return to school.
Monday, December 15, 2014J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to sponsor Symphony New Brunswick’s Christmas Concerts this week in Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014SAINT JOHN, NB. – Gardner Electric of Saint John has been awarded a $1.3 million contract from Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited to supply and install all of the lighting and electrical building services for the current Pulp Mill Modernization project underway in West Saint John.
Friday, December 05, 2014The annual Cavendish Farms Grower Banquet honouring the top potato growers was held recently in Charlottetown, PEI. The Top Grower for the 2013-2014 crop was the Schurman family of Dunk River Farms in Summerside, PEI.
Friday, December 05, 2014Since the ground breaking earlier this fall, 227 truckloads of concrete have been delivered to the Grand Lake Timber Expansion Project in Chipman, NB. So far, 1,645 cubic metres of concrete have been poured by Econocrete of Fredericton as the foundations for the new production line take shape. The $23 million project includes a new mill infeed, a new debarker, stud line, and trimmer, as well as new stackers for the lumber.
Friday, December 05, 2014JDI's team of forestry professionals help New Brunswick woodlot owners make the most of their woodlots, customizing plans to meet each landowner’s individual requirements.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014Congratulations to our long service award recipients and our retiring employees at Halifax Shipyard. We thank you for many years of dedicated service.
Monday, November 24, 2014Your wish is our command when it comes to building your new home; and this fall, we’re granting even more dreams for our customers.
Monday, November 24, 2014The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today announced the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates. The Halifax-class modernization/frigate life extension (HCM/FELEX) is a $4.3 billion program to upgrade and enhance the existing fleet. The program has remained on budget and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014Students at Nashwaak Valley Elementary School celebrated the grand opening of their new outdoor classroom earlier this month in Durham Bridge, New Brunswick.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014Cavendish Farms is delighted to receive the 2014 Greener ND Award from the North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association (NDSWRA).
Friday, November 14, 2014Watch time-lapse video of J.D. Irving Pulp & Paper Mill Modernization Project.
Monday, November 03, 2014For the third year in a row, a driver from Midland Transport, Limited placed first overall in the Atlantic Truck Driving Championship, hosted by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association on June 7, 2014 in Masstown, Nova Scotia.
Monday, October 27, 2014ARC Towage, Atlantic Towing's joint venture, signed contracts with Netherlands shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group in July 2013 to build four tugboats. The new building contracts are the result of a special joint venture established to provide gas terminal berthing services for a significant energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago. The first Tug, an ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) 2810, arrived in Trinidad earlier this month, while the second vessel is expected to arrive the first week of November.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014NEW ANNAN, PEI – Cavendish Farms is cooperating fully with the RCMP investigation regarding foreign metal material found in recently harvested (2014) potatoes from a local Island farm. On Thursday, October 2, 2014 foreign metal material was detected during the course of a normal production run of French fries at our New Annan Plant #2 on Prince Edward Island.
Friday, October 10, 2014Sunbury Transport is proud to be recognized as a leader in environmental performance. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the company with the SmartWay Excellence Award, which recognizes organizations that advance technology and operations while reducing freight emissions. Only 11 of Smartway’s 3000 partners received this award, making Sunbury rank in the top one percent for superior environmental focus.
Friday, October 10, 2014National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Drives Economic Development Across Canada.
Saturday, October 04, 2014On Saturday, October 4, J.D. Irving, Limited celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the official grand opening of its Grande Riviѐre Sawmill in Saint-Leonard, New Brunswick.
Thursday, October 02, 2014Today Irving Forest Products marked the official opening of the new state-of-the-art Ashland Sawmill in Nashville Plantation, Maine. During the construction phase, over 84 Maine businesses provided in excess of $17 million in goods and services to the project, employing over 50 people on site during peak construction.
Monday, September 29, 2014JDI Career Track is a leadership development program that advances new university graduates to senior management levels. It is a three-year, accelerated career path for students who demonstrate potential, drive, and determination.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014Further to recent media reports regarding Crown wood exports from New Brunswick, a few important facts have not been reported and need to be considered.
Wednesday, September 03, 20143,000 Jobs across Canada Generated from Irving’s NSPS Commitments
Monday, August 18, 2014Corporate Services at J.D. Irving, Limited is proud of its employees’ children’s achievements and supports their continuing education and academic accomplishments.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014Last Steel Truss Installed on Irving Shipbuilding’s New Production Building.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014This summer, $1,000 IPP Division scholarships were presented to 8 deserving students who are studying at universities and community colleges throughout the Atlantic region.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014JDI assists NB Power and communities to clean power lines and clean up.
Friday, July 11, 2014Halifax, NS: Cody McGregor, son of Rodney McGregor, Halifax Shipyard Machinist, and Lydia Hayward, daughter of Jonathan Smith, Halifax Shipyard Welder, were the first two recipients of the Irving Shipbuilding Scholarships. Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding, presented the $1,000 post-secondary scholarships at the company's quarterly employee information meetings.
Thursday, July 10, 2014(SAINT JOHN, NB.) – Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. (B&W Canada) announced today that it has received an order from Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited to design, fabricate and field erect a pulp discharge tank at the West Side pulp mill site in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Monday, July 07, 2014July 7 through July 12, 2014, over 200 people from First/Emergency Responders along the New Brunswick Southern railway (NBSR) including RST, NB Emergency Measures Organization, Saint John Police Department, Fire Departments (Saint John, Grand Bay Westfield, Welsford, Kennebecasis Valley, Fredericton Junction) and Transport Canada participated in tank car safety training sessions held in Fredericton Junction, Grand Bay Westfield, and Saint John.
Thursday, July 03, 2014Working Model with Aboriginal Groups Shows Signs of Success in Matching Skills to Opportunities.
Monday, June 23, 2014Kent Homes, located in Bouctouche, NB, is a proud partner of a community-focused mentorship program called Place aux Compétences (PAC). Now in its third year, the program has a 93% success rate - giving local high school students an opportunity to learn valuable in-class training and on-the-job skills in various construction and carpentry trades, as well as grow self-esteem and confidence.
Monday, June 23, 2014SAINT JOHN, NB: E.S. Fox Ltd. of Saint John has been awarded a contract of over $2 million as part of the Irving Pulp & Paper modernization announced in March of this year.
Monday, June 16, 2014JDI is pleased to welcome 31 new university and community college graduates to full-time positions within its New Brunswick operations.
Friday, June 13, 2014Unifor represents thousands of forest industry workers in NB in communities large and small in New Brunswick. Read their statement issued on behalf of their membership.
Friday, June 06, 2014(DIEPPE, NB) – After four weeks of voting by Canadians from coast to coast, Nashwaak Valley School in Durham Bridge, NB will have the chance to bring its outdoor learning space to life as the winner of the 2014 MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge competition. As the school to receive the most votes, Nashwaak Valley has won a $20,000 outdoor classroom from MAJESTA, along with expert consultation from Tree Canada and outdoor learning curriculum support from Focus on Forests.
Friday, May 30, 2014Halifax, NS: Today the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) officially designated the Halifax Shipyard’s Graving Dock as a National Historic Civil Engineering Site.
Friday, May 23, 2014Sussex N.B. – Seventy-six grade one students from Sussex Elementary School were digging into their lessons on Friday morning to celebrate Arbour Day. The children from the four grade one classes taught by Mrs. Drury, Ms. Goss, Mrs. Hughson, and Miss Morris helped plant three hardwood trees on the school grounds at 25 Duke Street.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014Halifax, NS: The ninth and final Canadian Coast Guard Hero-Class Patrol Vessel, also known as a Mid-shore Patrol Vessel, was launched the morning of Saturday, May 17th from Halifax Shipyard in honour of Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard (May 2, 1980 - May 17, 2006). Each of the nine vessels in the program was named after fallen personnel from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Coast Guard, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Canadian Forces who performed heroic acts during their service.
Friday, May 16, 2014SUSSEX, NB: Today federal, provincial, and J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) officials announced a new $3.2 million state-of-the-art laboratory in Sussex. The facility will be operated by Maritime Innovation Limited, a division of JDI. Building of the 7200-square-foot facility will begin in late May and will generate 36 direct and indirect construction jobs. Once completed, the new laboratory will create two new jobs over the next two years (in addition to the current three) and at least five additional jobs over the next four to five years. The new facility is part of a more than $5 million investment initiated in 2011 to commercialize new tree improvement techniques. Included in this total is a direct investment of $2.1 million by the company.
Friday, May 16, 2014SUSSEX, NB: Today federal, provincial, and J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) officials announced a new $3.2 million state-of-the-art laboratory in Sussex. The facility will be operated by Maritime Innovation Limited, a division of JDI. Building of the 7200-square-foot facility will begin in late May and will generate 36 direct and indirect construction jobs. Once completed, the new laboratory will create two new jobs over the next two years (in addition to the current three) and at least five additional jobs over the next four to five years. The new facility is part of a more than $5 million investment initiated in 2011 to commercialize new tree improvement techniques. Included in this total is a direct investment of $2.1 million by the company.
Friday, May 16, 2014Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) announced today that it has secured a new ten (10)-year firm contract, plus a total of 15 years of options at the Charterers’ discretion, with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) for four new state-of-the-art Platform Supply Vessels operating out of St John’s, NL. The first ships for the contract will be delivered in 2016 and will join Atlantic Towing’s current fleet of eight offshore support vessels in Atlantic Canada. The new contract means 100 new jobs at Atlantic Towing’s offshore fleet home port of St. John’s, NL.
Thursday, May 15, 2014J.D. Irving, Limited’s tree nursery in Sussex is open to the public for its eighth annual seedling sale.
Monday, May 12, 2014Saint John, NB: Jonah Tremblay graduates from UNB Fredericton with an Electrical Engineering degree this spring, and he already has a full-time job lined up at JDI. Jonah, who was a co-op student at Irving Paper, says the experience of JDI teamwork and the attention to timelines and budgets helped him prepare for the Canadian Engineering Competition earlier this spring in London, Ontario.
Monday, May 12, 2014J.D. Irving, Limited has been a proud sponsor of Envirothon NB, the largest bilingual high school environmental education competition in the province, since it began in 2000. At this year’s competition, hosted at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on May 4-5, 2014, the Lady Spartans team from St. Stephen High School were the victors among thirteen teams from eight schools.
Monday, May 12, 2014New Brunswick's new Forest Policy: Setting the Record Straight.
Monday, May 05, 2014SAINT JOHN: Over 750 contracted workers - most from over 30 companies that operate in New Brunswick - are on the job at Irving Pulp & Paper and Irving Tissue by Reversing Falls in west side Saint John. These workers are in addition to the team of 340 people that work at the Irving Pulp & Paper mill.
Monday, April 28, 2014A donation from Irving Woodlands, LLC assists researchers in the woods.
Thursday, April 24, 2014FORT KENT, ME: La Cloche de Fer (The Iron Bell) is a comprehensive fundraising campaign that began in January 2012. A joint effort of the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the UMFK Foundation, it has exceeded its $3 million target, raising over $5.7 million for endowed scholarships, alternative energy capital projects, and academic stewardship.
Monday, April 21, 2014Saint John, NB: Twenty-year-old Alex Simpson from Rothesay, New Brunswick is the recipient of the J.D. Irving, Limited Accounting Incentive Award. The third-year business student from University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus received a $3,000 award payable toward his education and an accounting work term position with JDI Finance in Saint John.
Monday, April 21, 2014Saint John, NB: Construction work is now underway for the largest pulp mill investment in Canada since 1993. The $450 million modernization project at Irving Pulp & Paper in Saint John will involve a total of 1.2 million person hours of construction work over the next 48 months.
Monday, April 14, 2014Further Increases Expected as Mill Modernizations Completed.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
$32 million in funding, land donated in Atlantic Region for conservation
Monday, April 07, 2014
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) announced today that it will invest $16.8 million in northern New Brunswick, creating 45 new jobs and 9 construction-related jobs. The investments are being made in the forests JDI owns in NB as well as in upgrades to its sawmills in St. Leonard and Kedgwick.
Monday, April 07, 2014
April 7, 2014: Career Fair in Rural New Brunswick Students from Chipman, Cambridge Narrows, and Coles Island learned about career opportunities with JDI at a job fair last week.
Monday, March 31, 2014As Atlantic Towing, Limited (ATL) continues to grow its fleet, the recruitment team has been busy building its future workforce. Earlier this month, ATL participated in the annual Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Marine Institute Career Fair. ATL presented early job offers to nine students: four students from the nautical science program and five marine engineers.
Monday, March 31, 2014E&I Engineering of Fredericton, NB has been awarded a 12 month contract valued at $1.2 million as part of the Irving Pulp & Paper modernization that was announced in Saint John on March 13, 2014.
Friday, March 21, 2014J. D. Irving, Limited has decades of commitment to sustainable forest management. Over time, these efforts have grown to include research and conservation of a broader range of plants, animals and whole forest communities at different scales - from individual forest stands up to large landscapes. The complexity is enormous – ensuring healthy, diverse forest ecosystems as well as jobs for New Brunswickers.
Friday, March 14, 2014At events today in Chipman and Doaktown, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) announced $38 Million in investments to modernize the company’s sawmills in Chipman and Doaktown.
Thursday, March 13, 2014Irving Pulp & Paper will invest $450 million in a two-phased modernization program of the west side pulp mill. It is the largest investment in a pulp mill in Canada since 1993. The project will generate 1.2 million in person hours of construction work over two phases – equivalent to a total of 600 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. The pulp mill investment involves no provincial or federal government funding.
Monday, March 03, 2014The 22nd Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races took place this past weekend in Fort Kent, Maine. Mushers from throughout North America and around the world competed March 1 to March 4 in three races: the 30-mile, the 60-mile, and the 250-mile.
Friday, February 28, 2014Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM), based in Saint John, has entered into a partnership with the provincial government to build a new, 24-car ferry for Deer Island. It will replace the John E. Rigby in the spring of 2015.
Friday, February 21, 2014Recent media coverage regarding deer habitat was lacking with respect to current population data and the science that guides best practices. As the only full-time wildlife biologist employed by a forestry company in NB, and having worked in the forests of NB for over 40 years, I can tell you that habitat for deer is a priority (one of many) for almost 140 forestry professionals as part of sustainable forest management in New Brunswick.
Monday, February 17, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014Irving Consumer Products (ICP), part of J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI), is congratulating Christie Lawrence, a recent graduate from Mount Allison University (MTA) for her winning design of Irving Consumer Products’ latest tissue box.
Thursday, February 06, 2014The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, along with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, today announced that two new tasks with a potential value of $53.5 million have been authorized for the construction of the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). These two tasks are part of the definition contract awarded to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in March 2013.
Monday, February 03, 2014Irving Shipbuilding, Inc. (ISI) is currently recruiting for management and staff positions at Halifax Shipyard.
Monday, January 27, 2014Elementary school students from across the United States participate in the Scotties (U.S.) Trees Rock video contest. The contest is held by Irving Tissue Inc. in partnership with American Forests.
Monday, January 27, 2014During the month of February, J.D. Irving, Limited will be represented at seven Career Fair events across three provinces. Students in PEI, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick will have the opportunity to meet with the talent acquisition team and other representatives from JDI to learn about summer and co-op positions.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014Today, Eastern Maine Railway Company partnered with Springfield Terminal Railway Company to bid for the Maine portions of the Maine Montreal and Atlantic (MMA) rail line. In the end, the trustee went forward with a single buyer of the entire MMA railway line (Maine, Quebec, and Vermont track). We look forward to working with Fortress Investment Group of New York as they assume operation of the MMA railway.
Monday, January 20, 2014A team of 195 employees at Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM) are serving customers around the world with new markets in certified natural gas (CNG) assemblies.
Monday, January 20, 2014Sixty-Six recalled employees started work at Halifax Shipyard last week. The recall comes in the wake of the arrival of HMCS St John’s and the M.T. Havelstern.
Monday, January 13, 2014J.D. Irving, Limited is pleased to announce the winners of the Direct Exchange Case Competition for Masters Students, for the first time in the area of Information Technology.
Monday, January 13, 2014Canadian Family Magazine has chosen Cavendish Farms Old Fashioned Hashbrown Potato Patties as the favourite homefries/hashbrowns in the 5th Annual Canadian Family Food Awards.
Monday, January 06, 2014RST and Sunbury are looking for truck drivers and owner operators.
Monday, December 23, 2013Selected KENT stores across New Brunswick have been hosting members of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) this month.
Friday, December 20, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited’s Information Technology Division has great career opportunities right here in Atlantic Canada. This dynamic team delivers technology solutions across ten different industries, providing you with the opportunity to apply your business and IT skills with a company focused on continuous improvement and strategic IT.
Monday, December 16, 2013The community of Kedgwick in northern New Brunswick will be celebrating its centennial in 2015. J.D. Irving, Limited has partnered with the community to assist with their celebration plans.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013$175M Invested to Date in Preparation to Build Canada’s New Combatant Fleet
Monday, December 09, 2013JDI Integrated Logistics is currently seeking business graduates to join the Logistics Development Program in January 2014.
Monday, December 09, 2013Maine Northern Railway’s Polar Express helped the Kiwanis Club of Presque Isle, Maine raise funds for the community on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
Monday, December 02, 2013One hundred and forty business people from Greater Saint John gathered at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise terminal in the city on Wednesday, November 27 for a shipbuilding supplier awareness event, “Navigate the Wake of Opportunity”. The event was sponsored by Enterprise Saint John, True Growth 2.0 and Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Monday, December 02, 2013Irving Nature Park won the Trip Advisor Best Attraction Award at the Hospitality Saint John Tourism Award Ceremonies held on November 7 at the Lily Lake Hatheway Pavilion.
Monday, December 02, 2013$20,000 outdoor classroom up for grabs in the fourth annual MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge Competition
Sunday, December 01, 2013We commend the RCMP, as well as the police services in Ontario, for their diligence in protecting Canadian interests. Lloyd's Register Canada Ltd. is a supplier to Irving Shipbuilding on the Definition Contract for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), the first set of vessels under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
Monday, November 25, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited in Moncton has developed an innovative program to attract the best university students to start their careers at JDI.
Monday, November 25, 2013
J.D. Irving, Limited congratulates the Empty Stocking Fund for its most successful fundraising broadcast ever in its 101-year history!
Monday, November 25, 2013St. George Power has recently modernized its dam at the mouth of the Magaguadavic River in Charlotte County, New Brunswick. The former stop log gates at the old dam site have been upgraded with three new hydraulic steel gates.
Monday, November 18, 2013New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR) and New Brunswick's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDOTI) are working together to create a Canadian version of the US Rail Safety for Emergency Responders course.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Irving Woodlands LLC was proud to sponsor the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine’s 59th annual Forestry Field Day, which was held in September in Vassalboro, Maine. Miriam Ladd and her husband, the late Abbott Ladd of Belgrade, Maine were honoured as the Outstanding Tree Farmers of the year.
Friday, November 08, 2013
UNB Fredericton recently held the faculty awards dinner for its Computer Science Programs. Dean’s List students and winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries, and other awards were honoured at the dinner, which was sponsored by J.D. Irving. Limited.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Each November during National Career Week, Grade 9 students across Canada have the opportunity to spend one day at work. On November 6, many Grade 9 students who are children of JDI employees will experience firsthand some of the career options that JDI offers by job shadowing a parent, guardian, or volunteer.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Dartmouth, N.S. - Clean Nova Scotia is expanding their restoration work beyond freshwater habitat and into marine coastal environments through the launch of the Atlantic Reef Ball Program. The program creates habitat for marine life in shallow coastal waters by placing cement structures known as Reef Balls on the ocean floor.
Monday, October 21, 2013
The Fredericton Direct Charge Co-op was awarded a community greening event and a BBQ celebration for winning the 2013 MAJESTA Co-op “Growing Together” Contest. Officials from MAJESTA, Co-op, and Tree Canada kicked off the celebration this month with a ceremonial tree planting at the Co-op store located in Fredericton.
Monday, October 21, 2013
SAINT JOHN, NB: ARC Towage - a new joint venture company involving Atlantic Towing Limited of Saint John, NB, Reyser, a subsidiary of Spanish Bergé group that manages business related to tug and port services, and Coloured Fin of Trinidad and Tobago announced today that they have been awarded a 10 year contract to provide terminal berthing services for a significant energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago, beginning in January 2015.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Effective November 1, 2013, customers will earn Air Miles reward miles for purchases of trucks, trailers, parts or service at Universal Truck and Trailer (UTT). UTT will be the only heavy truck and trailer dealership in New Brunswick to offer the Air Miles Reward Program.
Friday, October 11, 2013
KENT's new location in Charlottetown offers many unique features built into the new store’s design. • Year-round greenhouse • Drive-through warehouse • Window and door storage facility • Three-acre yard with pole barn storage • Contractor and PRO PASS service "Our contractor business is very important to us, and we wanted to make sure this store was going to be designed for the contractor’s needs, as well as the homeowner’s," said store manager Jim Power.
Monday, October 07, 2013
The Atlantic Willow, a tugboat owned by Atlantic Towing, will be at Shelburne Ship Repair during the fall season for routine drydocking work. A couple of additional commercial projects will also keep the skilled tradespeople at Shelburne Ship Repair busy this season. All three projects will require a total of up to 60 tradespeople to complete. The Atlantic Willow, built by Irving Shipbuilding at its East Isle Shipyard location in PEI, was commissioned in 1998. "We're continuing to aggressively bid on commercial and repair projects for all of our facilities," said Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding. "We'll work hard to secure work for all of our locations to help us maintain more of our skilled trades people here within our workforce," McCoy said.
Monday, September 23, 2013
The Learning Partnership honoured Mr. J.K. Irving, Chairman of J.D. Irving, Limited with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to the youth of New Brunswick at a Tribute luncheon in Saint John on September 13, 2013.
Monday, September 23, 2013The sixth in a series of Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels was launched at Irving Shipbuilding's Halifax Shipyard last week. Several very special guests attended.
Monday, September 23, 2013Halifax, NS: Irving Shipbuilding confirmed two new commercial ship repair contracts for Halifax Shipyard today; contracts that will require up to approximately 140 hourly employees.
Monday, September 23, 2013
J.D. Irving, Limited is pleased to celebrate this year's National Forest Week as it pays tribute to the vital contribution of forest workers and professionals involved in managing all aspects of the forest. This year’s theme is "The Greenest Work Force”.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Halifax, NS, September 18, 2013: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s priority is to deliver real value to Canadians by designing and building good quality, affordable ships that will protect and serve Canadians for many years to come. In doing this Irving Shipbuilding has committed $300 million to develop the most modern shipyard in North America – all at no cost to the Federal Government. This investment will ensure we ready ourselves and do the right things now to facilitate a successful 30-year run of re-equipping Canada’s Navy. Irving Shipbuilding is fully committed to doing this in a fair, open and transparent manner.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Employees at J.D. Irving, Limited head office participated in our annual PALS School Supply Drive for the students of Prince Charles School.
Monday, September 16, 2013The Atlantic Salmon Federation is hosting a <workshop> on September 18-19, 2013.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Saint John, NB: J.D. Irving, Limited has contributed $2 million to Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick’s Medical Research Campaign to establish the first endowed occupational medicine research chair in Canada.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Best wishes to all co-op and summer students as you return to school.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Nature Conservancy of Canada and J.D. Irving, Limited Find Rare Plant at Risk of Extinction in New Brunswick
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Halifax, NS: Irving Shipbuilding announced several contract awards today for Nova Scotia and Canadian suppliers as part of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program, a 2-year engineering and construction investment to prepare the company’s facilities to build Canada's future combatant ships. Site preparation and preliminary construction is well underway, with major demolition and construction to begin soon. To date a total value of $127.7 million in contracts have been awarded.
Monday, August 19, 2013
ASHLAND, MAINE: J.D. Irving, Limited Sawmills Division announced today that it will invest $30 million in a new state-of-the-art Softwood sawmill at Ashland (Nashville Plantation), Maine. During the construction phase, the new facility will employ up to 50 people at peak. Once the mill is operating, 60 permanent jobs will be created.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Eterne Award recognizes company’s environmental stewardship.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Kent Homes is the first builder in Atlantic Canada to deliver ENERGY STAR certified homes.
Monday, July 29, 2013Congratulations to Charlene Stoddard for achieving the top certification award in Canada by the Canadian Payroll Association. Charlene received the award at the CPA National Conference in Vancouver in June. Charlene was also recognized recently for achieving the highest standing in the Atlantic Region.
Monday, July 29, 2013The Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton, NB is getting closer to their fundraising goal thanks to a significant corporate donation from JDI and Royale Tissue™, a J.D. Irving, Limited company.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013On July 15th, 2013, following a full operational review, we issued several operating bulletins to both our US and Canadian operations that will further safeguard the public and our employees. These changes are compliant with the changes announced by Transport Canada yesterday.
Monday, July 22, 2013Irving Tissue Inc., maker of Scotties® (U.S.) facial tissues and major employer in Fort Edward, New York, has announced a contribution of $100,000 to the nearby Glens Falls Hospital Foundation in support of the C.R. Wood Cancer Center.
Monday, July 15, 2013The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently recognized J.D. Irving, Limited for its many years of support of our important land conservation projects in this region.
Monday, July 15, 2013Mr. James D. Irving, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Irving Shipbuilding Inc, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin M. McCoy as President of Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Mr. McCoy will assume his new role on August 6, 2013.
Monday, July 08, 2013New Brunswick Southern Railway helped celebrate 100 years of rail service at the Sussex Train Station this past Canada Day. An NBSR passenger train took over 200 passengers on a two-hour trip to Moosehorn, NB and back as part of the celebration.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Shelburne Ship Repair has landed a contract that will employ 40 people over the next several weeks. The refurbished and modernized yard welcomed the CCGS Ann Harvey to its Marine Railway on Friday, July 5. The vessel is in for its routine annual maintenance and repairs. Twenty-four additional people will be hired to complete the job.
Monday, July 08, 2013Spryfield, NS: Several JDI employees from the Truro Sawmill volunteered their time and skills to help build a house for a Spryfield family of four. The JDI sawmill also donated most of the lumber for the Habitat for Humanity project.
Friday, June 28, 2013MAJESTA and CAVENDISH FARMS team up with local residents to support local families in need.
Monday, June 24, 2013June 24, 2013 (Saint John, NB): Twenty-one-year-old Justin Robichaud from Saint John, New Brunswick is the recipient of the J.D. Irving, Limited Accounting Incentive Award. The third-year business student from l’Université de Moncton received a $3,000 award payable toward his education and a co-op accounting position with JDI Finance in Saint John.
Monday, June 17, 2013Recognized as a Top Employer of Youth by the Conference Board of Canada, JDI provides valuable work experience that allows students and JDI managers the opportunity to identify potential full-time employment with the company.
Friday, June 14, 2013Halifax, NS – The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the largest private conservation project ever in Atlantic Canada. NCC has acquired 5,077 acres (2,055 hectares) of significant habitat in the Tusket River Headwaters area of Digby County, Nova Scotia. A news conference was held today with funding partners to help celebrate this major achievement.
Friday, June 14, 2013
We respect the decision issued today by the Supreme Court of Canada. We will be reviewing the decision and have no further comment at this time.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013Atlantic Towing, Limited (ATL) has purchased a new state-of-the-art Anchor Handling Offshore Supply vessel from JAYA, and is expected to take delivery of the vessel during the first quarter of 2014. Atlantic Merlin will generate twenty-four new jobs to crew the new ship.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013Eastern Maine Railway (EMR) - operator of Maine Northern Railway - has completed an agreement to purchase the 28 mile line between Madawaska and Van Buren (known as the Van Buren Subdivision) from the Montreal Maine and Atlantic (MMA) Railway. All regulatory approvals are in place and the transaction closed yesterday afternoon (June 10, 2013). The purchase also includes acquisition of the international bridge that crosses into Canada to St. Leonard, with connections to the CN line.
Friday, June 07, 2013Saint John NB: J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has collaborated with the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick to produce a comprehensive first-of-its-kind report on the carbon balance of JDI woodlands and forest products operations.
Monday, June 03, 2013Eighty-eight employees, representing over 4,524 years of skill and contribution to the business, received long service awards at the celebration. Also recognized were 75 employees who are retiring from the company.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013(Old Town, Maine—May 28, 2013): Aroostook Resources Inc., part of the JD Irving Group of Companies, has chosen Maine engineering and natural resources consulting firm James W. Sewall Company of Old Town to develop a new mineral resource estimate for Aroostook County’s Bald Mountain mineral prospect.
Monday, May 27, 2013Seventy-seven KENT associates greeted and served hundreds of customers within the first few hours of the grand opening celebration. Earlier in the week, the associates hosted a contractor night for over 100 contractor customers who visited the store for a tour as well as a commemorative tree planting in honour of the late Floyd Raynes, a long-time contractor sales associate.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013Bouctouche, NB – Kent Homes, Atlantic Canada’s leading provider of modular homes and commercial modular space solutions is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Outland Camps to build 100 dorm rooms and the employee entertainment complexes for the Manitoba Hydro Bipole III Converter Station project site near Gillam, Manitoba.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013Halifax NS -- More than 530 potential suppliers from across Canada gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 for Irving Shipbuilding’s AOPS Supplier Development Session. Invitations were sent to the almost 2,000 companies included on Irving Shipbuilding’s online supplier registry with the goal of ensuring potential suppliers were informed of business opportunities within the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) Program, the first set of combat vessels to be built under the federal government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
Monday, May 13, 2013At JDI we have a lot to be excited about, including the 6500 hires planned before 2015. Our campaign will introduce you to the people and opportunities at JDI. The campaign begins today in the New Brunswick market and will extend to other markets where we operate (and will be hiring!) over the next few months.
Friday, May 10, 2013After six weeks of voting by Canadians from coast to coast, Island View School’s dream of teaching and learning outdoors has come true as the winner of the 2013 MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge competition. As the winning school, Island View takes home the grand prize of a $20,000 outdoor classroom from MAJESTA, expert consultation from Tree Canada to help bring their classroom to life and outdoor learning curriculum support from Focus on Forests.
Friday, May 10, 2013Kent Homes of Bouctouche, New Brunswick was presented with the Residential Energy Efficiency Champion Award by Premier David Alward at the fifth annual Premier's Awards for Energy Efficiency ceremony on May 9, 2013 in Fredericton.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013At an announcement held today at the IWK Health Centre, Kent and Irving Shipbuilding announced a $1 million donation to support a state-of-the-art neo-natal care intensive care unit as well as ground-breaking research in the treatment of childhood blood disorders and leukemia.
Friday, May 03, 2013Irving Shipbuilding Inc. sponsored an event on May 2, 2013 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to recognize those who won the peace during World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. More than fifty veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic were honoured at the gala dinner, which was organized by the Naval Association of Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
Friday, May 03, 2013KENT Building Supplies has awarded the contract for a new distribution centre to Maxim Construction, an employee-owned company based in Atlantic Canada. Work started this month on the 385,000 square-foot building located off the TransCanada Highway near Moncton.
Monday, April 29, 2013Irving Nature Park (INP) will be opening its gates to vehicles on May 1, 2013 for its 21st season. Some of the structures within will be getting a bit of a facelift.
Monday, April 29, 2013Halifax Shipyard recently hosted a tour for 75 women taking the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) program called "Women Unlimited". The group visited the shipyard to learn more about employment opportunities in the shipbuilding industry.
Friday, April 26, 2013Students from St. George Elementary School are digging into their lessons today – quite literally - as they plant trees to celebrate Arbour Day. Two classes of grade one students helped plant three hardwood trees on the school grounds at 118 Brunswick Street. Their fellow grade one students across the Anglophone South School District also spent some class time this week learning about the value of planting trees.
Monday, April 22, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) salutes National Volunteer Week and its many employees and their families who are making a difference in the communities where they live and work. JDI recognizes the key role that it must play in developing and improving the quality of community life. Each year the company keeps that commitment with allocations of both human and financial resources to support employee volunteers who give their time to contribute to their community.
Monday, April 22, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) marks Earth Day every year by celebrating its employees’ day-to-day commitment to reducing the company’s environmental footprint.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation received a generous contribution of $150,000 from Atlantic Towing this afternoon. Wayne Power, Vice President of Atlantic Towing and Sean Leet, General Manager of Atlantic Towing were joined by Geoff Davis, Chairman of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation to make the announcement.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has acquired Atlas Truss of Richibucto, New Brunswick.
Monday, April 15, 2013JDI is recruiting harvesters and truckers for New Brunswick and Maine forestry operations.
Monday, April 08, 2013During the one-week book drive which was organized by David Ladouceur of CAW Local 1, employees were asked to bring in gently used children's books. The donated books were collected at drop-off points in the shipyard's reception area and lunch rooms. Over 400 books were collected.
Monday, April 08, 2013National Wildlife Week raises awareness about the importance of wildlife, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity throughout Canada. To celebrate the week, people are encouraged to go outside and discover the biodiversity in their neighborhood.
Monday, April 01, 2013The Bridge, a magazine published by the Marine Institute at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, recently published a feature story about women in the workforce at Atlantic Towing.
Monday, April 01, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is partnering with several Maritime universities to provide students with an opportunity to solve a real-life business case.
Monday, March 25, 2013Irving Shipbuilding recently confirmed a new contract for Shelburne Ship Repair.
Monday, March 18, 2013Helping to grow the “ReStore” revenues.
Monday, March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013: Atlantic Towing's newest and largest vessel is making waves with coverage in international trade magazines.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Kent Homes is currently building over 200 dorm-style bedrooms for a workers’ camp at an offshore oil and gas development in Bull Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Third annual MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge competition is calling on Canadians to vote for their favourite school and enter for a chance to win $10,000.
Monday, March 11, 2013Every spring the Department of Transportation places weight restrictions on public roads due to the “spring break up”, which is when the frost is coming out of the ground. During this time we like to remind private woodlot owners that our mills are still buying private wood.
Monday, March 11, 2013A team of engineers and operators at Irving Equipment (IEQ) are helping assemble a 1300-tonne stacker at the Port of Belledune in Northern New Brunswick.
Thursday, March 07, 2013Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
Monday, March 04, 2013Lone Oak, Texas: Third-grader Sarah Shreve’s teachers at Lone Oak Elementary School had never heard her speak – until a couple weeks ago. Sarah made a comment just after she found out that she had won a national video contest.
Monday, March 04, 2013During the last couple of years, Oceanic Consulting Corporation, part of the J.D. Irving Group of Companies in St. John's, NL, completed several test campaigns for Dockwise, a world leader in the heavy marine transport industry, based in the Netherlands. The test campaigns were performed on the Dockwise Vanguard, the largest heavy-lift vessel in the world.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013Today’s briefing by Canada reaffirms that the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) process continues to move forward. Our focus is on meeting the current federal schedule to cut steel on the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships in 2015 which was confirmed again today, while at the same time completing our estimated $300 million shipyard investment to realize the long-term, generational opportunity that NSPS provides.
Monday, February 25, 2013The 21st Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races begins this weekend in Fort Kent, Maine. Mushers from throughout North America and around the world will be competing on March 2-5 in three races: the 30-mile, the 60-mile, and the 250-mile.
Monday, February 25, 2013Construction of the new KENT store in West Saint John is well underway, with its grand opening expected this spring.
Monday, February 25, 2013The MV Leif Ericson is a commercial ferry that travels between North Sydney, NS and Port aux Basques, NF, named in 2001 to mark the 1000th anniversary of Norse explorer Leif Ericson’s arrival in the New World - nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus.
Monday, February 18, 2013JDI Dragon Boat teams help raise funds for new eye laser equipment for St. Joseph's Hospital
Monday, February 18, 2013Harbour seals are familiar winter residents of Irving Nature Park’s shores on the Bay of Fundy. They are known as “sea dogs” because of their expressive, dog-like faces and barking cry.
Monday, February 18, 2013Cavendish Farms potato plants in New Annan, PEI and Jamestown, North Dakota were recently recognized as the top two French fry suppliers for WENDY'S in North America.
Friday, February 15, 2013Atlantis Resources Corporation, a world-leading marine energy company, has been awarded a $5 million grant by the Canadian Government’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) fund towards a 1+ megawatt tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013Working with local cross country ski and snowmobile clubs to safely enjoy trails on the lands we own or manage.
Monday, February 11, 2013Irving Tissue has partnered with American Forests in the Scotties (U.S.) Trees Rock video contest for elementary schools across the United States.
Monday, February 11, 2013Lee Price of Saskatoon always had a dream of raising his family in the Maritimes. Today he is living that dream as a recent hire at NB Southern Railway (NBSR) in Saint John. He, his wife Elyse, and their four children moved from Saskatchewan last fall to settle into a new job and a new home in Saint John.
Monday, February 04, 2013We are currently seeking [tree planters] for the 2013 planting season in Chipman, Sussex, Quispamsis, Moncton, and Sackville, NB.
Sunday, February 03, 2013The J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies lead the way at the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation's last and most successful Rally of Hope in 2009. JDI’s contribution has helped the hospital make significant advances in technology that will benefit our tiniest patients.
Sunday, February 03, 2013The American Kestrel is one of 18 raptor species that J.D. Irving (JDI) Woodlands looks out for and protects on the 5.5 million acres (2,023,000 hectares) of forest land that we manage across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Maine.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) continues to invest in and build its business with the skills of great employees. Between now and 2015, the company will require over 6500 new employees as a result of retirements, turnover, and consideration of current growth forecasts.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013On January 23, 2013, Cystic Fibrosis Canada Scotia Chapter presented Irving Shipbuilding employees, CAW Local 1, and management with a plaque to honour their fundraising efforts over the past five years.
Monday, January 21, 2013J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to support the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) as a concert sponsor for "[Outlaws & Oboes]" - a musical collaboration with the award-winning country band The Divorcees, on Sunday, February 24 at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John.
Monday, January 21, 2013Kent Homes has signed an agreement with East Coast Catering Limited to deliver over 200 dorm-style bedrooms by early March 2013 to the offshore oil and gas development at Bull Arm in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Thursday, January 17, 2013St. John´s NL: At a ceremony held today at Pier 11 in St. John´s, Premier Dunderdale officially christened the Atlantic Kestrel, operated by Atlantic Towing Limited.
Monday, January 14, 2013We are pleased to have 14 co-op university students across our divisions this winter. Two of them are returning students.
Monday, January 07, 2013Irving Paper has a new target to beat in 2013 as it ends 2012 with record-breaking production. The team of over 300 employees pulled together to make 408,214 tonnes of quality specialty grade paper. While production has increased, the team has worked hard to reduce the mill’s impact on the environment.