“Gold Medal” for Safe Driving

Monday, July 31, 2017

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.


6th Annual Fisherman's Pow wow Honors First Responders

Monday, July 31, 2017

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.


Nearly 400 Local Contractors Work on $4.75 Million Investment at Lake Utopia Paper

Friday, July 28, 2017

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 helps NB High School Teachers build a Tiny Home for Oromocto First Nation

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kent Homes and Kent Building Supplies are proud to support New Brunswick High School Teachers in a Professional Learning Opportunity. This month, Kent Homes worked with New Brunswick High School Teachers in a hands-on project to identify the skills to teach Grade 9-12 students how to build their own Tiny Home. Kent Building Supplies also supported the build of the Tiny Home by donating the building materials. 


Good Luck to the Stanley High Buffleheads!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.


Celebrating Safe Driving - Million Milers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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!


Move Your Career Forward: Current Opportunities in IT and Finance

Monday, July 17, 2017

.D. Irving, Limited's Finance and Information Technology (IT) Divisions are hiring for a variety of positions. With nine business divisions and over 15,000 employees, IT, and accounting and finance professionals can grow their careers with diverse experience at JDI.


Celebrating Canada's Parks Day

Friday, July 14, 2017

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.


Get to Know Our Summer Students - Tree Planting Auditor

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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.