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Arbour Day Grows Environmental Awareness in Grade One Students

Friday, May 23, 2014

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.

 

Hero-Class Ship Launched by Irving Shipbuilding in Honour of Captain Nichola Goddard, First Female Canadian Soldier Killed in Combat in Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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.

 

NEW $3.2 MILLION RESEARCH LAB TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN SUSSEX, N.B.

Friday, May 16, 2014

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.

 

New $3.2 Million Research Lab to be Constructed in Sussex

Friday, May 16, 2014

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 Secures Big Offshore Supply Vessel Contract – 100 New Jobs

Friday, May 16, 2014

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.

 

JDI Engineer and his UNB team win Top National Engineering Prize

Monday, May 12, 2014

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.

 

St. Stephen High School Lady Spartans Win the 14th Annual Envirothon NB Competition

Monday, May 12, 2014

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.

 

Fact vs Fiction

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Brunswick's new Forest Policy:  Setting the Record Straight.