The many benefits of our businesses, measured and reported

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is an important private sector engine for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, the state of Maine and Fort Edward, New York region. 

We recognize that sustainability goes beyond safeguarding the environment, to providing secure employment to thousands of men and women, and delivering economic benefits to the communities where our operations are located.

Every year, JDI researches and reports our economic impacts in communities in which we have company operations or integrated forest products business, using a third party consultant.


Our annual Economic Impact reports highlight:

  • Direct impact - measures the value added to the economy from J.D. Irving, Limited that is attributed directly to the sector's employees, the wages earned, and the revenues generated.
  • Indirect impact  - measures the value added that the "direct impact firms" generate within the economy through their demand for intermediate inputs or other support services. 


New Brunswick:
In New Brunswick, JDI has facilities in 26 different New Brunswick communities across nearly two dozen subsidiaries. These subsidiaries operate in a mix of industries including: road and rail transportation, wood products manufacturing, other consumer goods manufacturing, modular homes manufacturing, industrial equipment leasing and services, engineering services, building supplies and agricultural supplies.

Nova Scotia: In Nova Scotia, JDI has facilities in 13 different Nova Scotia communities across more than a dozen subsidiaries. These subsidiaries operate in a mix of industries including: shipbuilding, road transportation, wood products manufacturing, other consumer goods manufacturing, industrial equipment leasing and services, engineering services, building supplies and agricultural supplies. 

Prince Edward Island: In Prince Edward Island, JDI has facilities in nine island communities across nine subsidiaries.  These subsidiaries operate in a mix of industries including: shipbuilding, road transportation, frozen foods manufacturing, industrial equipment leasing and services, engineering services, building supplies and agricultural supplies.

Newfoundland & Labrador: In Newfoundland & Labrador, JDI has facilities in five different Newfoundland & Labrador communities across five subsidiaries.  These subsidiaries operate in a mix of industries including: offshore supply services, ocean towing services, engineering services, truck transportation as well as wholesale and retail trade.

Maine: In Maine, JDI has facilities in six communities around Maine.  These subsidiaries operate in a mix of industries including: forestry & logging, manufacturing, rail transportation and agriculture supplies and services.  

New York: In Fort Edward, New York, JDI's tissue mill directly employs 310 full-time equivalent workers and supports another 408 throughout the state economy through indirect and induced effects. 

JDI Forests: In addition, JDI operates an efficient and integrated forest products business with operations in two Canadian provinces (NB, NS) and two U.S. states (Maine & NY).