The 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.
Veteran 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.
Two 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.
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.
The 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.
Since 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.
The 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.
Bryophytes 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.
Since 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.
The 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!
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.
The 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.
Every 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.
While 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.
Earlier 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.
On 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.
Educators 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.
Two 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.
In 2017 J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) will be welcoming over 650 students across our operations. This summer we had the pleasure of having over 380 students join us from 31 post-secondary institutions throughout Canada. These students had the chance to experience our divisions firsthand, and garner a better understanding of what their future careers might look like.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to welcome Neil Thompson as the Irving Woodlands, LLC. Professor of Forestry. A University of Maine System graduate, Thompson is no stranger to the diverse woodlands of Maine.
Over the past 60 years the commitment to planting the future forest has never wavered. We've planted almost one billion trees since 1957, a national record in Canada. This summer, with the help of 110 tree planters we planted 16.5 million trees across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
Halifax Shipyard recently completed the assembly of the midsection (Mega Block 2) of one of the Canadian Navy's future ships. Irving Equipment (IEQ) was contracted to transport the major sections of the Royal Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) from the Assembly Hall to dockside for future outfitting on the Halifax waterfront.
Mullai Manoharan has been working at Maritime Innovation Limited - the new research lab in Sussex - since 2015, shortly after he graduated from his Masters of Science at Dalhousie University. This past July, on Canada’s 150th birthday, Mullai found out that his permanent residency was granted.
For the third summer, students from age 5 – 14 participated in Shipbuilding Summer Camps with SuperNOVA. Supported through the Irving Shipbuilding Nova Scotia Community College Centre of Excellence, the camps are designed to teach children about how ships are built, who builds them, principles like buoyancy, propulsion, electricity, and ocean sciences.
Macon, Georgia – Irving Consumer Products is pleased to announce the expansion of its United States business operations with the construction of a new $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, Georgia. The new plant will create over 200 jobs and allow the company to double its ThruAir Dry capacity, increasing it by 75,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 15 million cases.
Gilles 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.
Hosted 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.
Lake 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.
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.
This 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.
Every 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!
.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.
Canada'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.
Sandra 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.
For 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.
The 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.
Every 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.
Emergency 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.
Today 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.
Sally 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.
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.
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
J.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.
The 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!
What 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).
In 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.
When 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.
In 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Cavendish 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.
Contractors 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.
This 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
Shaping 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.
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
Within 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.
When 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.)
We 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.
J.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.
Adib 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.
Final 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
The 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.
JDI 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
Over 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.
Whether 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.
Over 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.
In 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.
Recently, 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.
Lethbridge, 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.
Miramichi, 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.
Eight 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.
Saint 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.
A 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.
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.
Since 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.
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.
J.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.
Saint 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.
J.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.
First 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.
This 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.
J.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.
RST 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.
The 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.
J.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.
On 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.
September 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
The 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.
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.
Before 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.
Since 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.
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.
The 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.
HALIFAX, 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).
The 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.
Every 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.
Dieppe, 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.
Ayisha 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.
Surrounded 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.
J.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.
This 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.
Orono, 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.
HALIFAX, 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.
Students 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.
PALS (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.
In 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.
Peterborough, 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.
The 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.
As 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.
HALIFAX, 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.
The 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.
32 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.
J.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.
Irving 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.
Wolfville: 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.
Irving 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.
Halifax, 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.
On 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.
Thank 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.
Halifax - 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.
DOAKTOWN, 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.
Irving 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.
Antigonish, 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.
On 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.
J.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.
ANTIGONISH, 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.
Dr. 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.
Julien 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.
Engineering 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.
Canadian 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.
SAINT 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.
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
On 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.
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.”
Irving 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.
Over 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.
The 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.
On 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.
JDI 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.
J.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.
Over 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.
JDI 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.
With 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.
Cynthia 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).
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.
Saint 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.
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.
Sackville, 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.
Twenty-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.
This 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.
Irving 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.
The 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.
As 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.
HALIFAX, 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.
In 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.
Cavendish 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!
J.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.
Our 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.
Every 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.
Ten 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.
Together, 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.
Governor 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.
Over 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).
Atlantic 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.
Our 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.
A 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.
The 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.
St. 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
Not 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.
Hundreds 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.
When 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.
Irving 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.
Over 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.
Through 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.
J.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.
Through 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.
J.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.
After 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
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.
Halifax, 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.
The 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.
We’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.
J.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.
MEOPAR 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.
J.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.
J.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.
Twenty 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.
100 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.
CTV 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.
On 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!
Woodstock, 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.
Here 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.
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.
SAINT 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.
Between 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.
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.
J.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.
Before 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.
Installation 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.
Tek 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.
Andy 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.
On 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.
RST 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.
Sustainable 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.
The 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.
Irving 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.
J. 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.
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.
Irving 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.
In 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.
J.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.
Another 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.
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.
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.
Nautical 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.
SAINT 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.
The 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.
Since 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.
The 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.
For 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.
ARC 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.
NEW 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.
Sunbury 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.
Today 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.
JDI 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.
Halifax, 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.
(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.
July 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.
Kent 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.
(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.
Sussex 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.
Halifax, 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.
SUSSEX, 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.
SUSSEX, 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.
Atlantic 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.
Saint 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.
J.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.
SAINT 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.
FORT 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.
Saint 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.
Saint 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.
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.
As 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.
J. 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.
Irving 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.
The 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.
Custom 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.
Recent 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.
Irving 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.
The 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.
During 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.
Today, 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.
J.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.
One 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.
We 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).
St. 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.
New 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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,"
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations 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.
On 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.
Irving 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.
Mr. 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.
New 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.
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.
Spryfield, 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.
June 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.
Recognized 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.
Halifax, 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.
Atlantic 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.
Eastern 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.
Saint 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.
Eighty-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.
(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.
Seventy-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.
Bouctouche, 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.
Halifax 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).
At 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.
After 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.
Kent 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.
At 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.
Irving 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).
KENT 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.
Halifax 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.
Students 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.
J.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.
Dr. 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.
During 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.
National 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.
The 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.
Every 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.
Irving 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).
Lone 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.
During 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.
Today’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.
The 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.
The 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.
Atlantis 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.
Lee 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.
The 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.
The 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.
J.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.
On 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.
J.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.
Kent 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.
Irving 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.