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E.S. Fox Ltd. Awarded $2 Million Contract for Irving Pulp & Paper Modernization. Employment for over 70 in Saint John and St. Antoine N.B.

(SAINT JOHN, NB):  E.S. Fox Ltd. of Saint John has been awarded a contract of over $2 million as part of the Irving Pulp & Paper modernization announced in March of this year.

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Work began on June 15 and will continue to mid-December as the company undertakes the design, fabrication, delivery, site installation, and testing of modular utility racks. The racks are comprised of a structural steel frame with long pipe sections and will connect the existing facilities with the new continuous cooking plant at Irving Pulp & Paper in Saint John.

The project will involve seven company employees and 25 additional trades workers including ironworkers and pipefitters.

Almost 40 additional jobs will be generated by E.S. Fox Ltd. through subcontract work:  at Lenron Transport in Saint John (for delivery of finished modules from the fabrication shop to the pulp mill), as well as Titan, located in St. Antoine, NB who will employ 30 people in steel fabrication for the project.

“Forest products manufacturers have been a mainstay of jobs for our company for 60 years.  The modernization of the pulp mill is the largest single site contract for our company and will sustain employment for about 40 people,” said Steve Doyle, Area Manager for E.S. Fox Ltd.

“As a New Brunswick company, we are committed to using qualified local suppliers in the $450 million pulp mill modernization underway in Saint John,” said Mark Mosher, Vice President of Pulp & Paper at J.D. Irving, Limited.  “To date we have issued over $15 million in local contracts to New Brunswick companies and expect to issue a similar amount by September.” 

About E.S. Fox Ltd.
Established in 1934, E.S. Fox Limited is a privately owned Canadian multi-trade constructor and fabricator providing single-source solutions for the industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) construction markets.

E.S. Fox Ltd. maintains full-service regional offices in Saint John, New Brunswick and Edmonton, Alberta as well as strategic locations throughout Ontario.  The company performs construction services in the areas of piping, sheet metal, HVAC, iron working, steel erection, boiler making, mill righting and rigging, electrical, instrumentation, and controls.

With main fabrication facilities situated in Edmonton, Alberta, Saint John, New Brunswick, and Port Robinson, Ontario, E.S. Fox Ltd. has a strong company-wide focus on health and safety and protection of the environment. The company is recognized as a people-first, socially responsible contractor.

Over the years, E.S. Fox Ltd. has established a reputation for high quality workmanship, efficiency, and operational flexibility as well as timely project completion.

Steve Doyle 
Area Manager, E.S. Fox Ltd.  
Phone: 506-721-2382

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