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.