My dad told me I would be an engineer, like him. That curiosity has landed me where I am today in my career. UNB got me started with a great engineering program and now I work on huge, complex projects.

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Thirty years’ ago I studied accounting at NBCC. I’ve seen a lot change in 30 years, but not the level of continuous training and education that’s offered here. Thirty years’ of growth with one company. You can still do that. 

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In my mid-thirties I decided I wanted to leave my career. I went back to school and enrolled in the Power Engineering program at NBCC. I’m glad there was a company ready to welcome me to the team. 

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I liked the idea of being close to home after high school. So when a friend told me about the apprenticeship program at NBCC, I was in. I’m still learning every day – from my mentors and co-workers here at the mill. It’s a great fit.
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Growing up, I had a passion for architecture and design… So finding the career I wanted, at Kent Homes, was perfect. I lead a great team of people. We’re a close-knit group – it feels like home here. My family thinks so too.
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I started here as a student, and now I’m working with our HR team. I connect great people with the right careers. I love playing a part in bringing, and keeping, the best and brightest here in New Brunswick.
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Family matters, and mine is on the East Coast. I knew I wanted to raise my family here. And it’s good to know that whether I’m in the office or the mill, I’m strengthening communities where we work… and live.
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After 17 years away, I wanted to come home to New Brunswick. Now, I lead an HR team focused on finding and developing great people, including 200+ summer students, every year. This is where careers grow and I love being a part of that.
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Joining the New Graduate Program at JDI Logistics was an easy decision. Now I have a fast-paced career, here at home. I’m embarking on a career that can go anywhere with a company that can, well, go anywhere.
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I worked in forestry, and a few years ago, I was up for a new challenge. JDI supported me in this transition. Now they are supporting me through my MBA so I can continue to make big moves – in my career and on the sea.
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It’s empowering to lead a growing business and to work with a great crew. And doing it in New Brunswick means I can raise my kids in a great community and enjoy quality time with my family. And I know our crew gets to make it home every night too.
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I moved from Mali to study civil engineering at Université de Moncton. And once I was here, I quickly realized I wanted to stay. Now I work on innovative projects with a wonderful team, designing new homes in a place that feels like home.
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After backpacking abroad, I was ready to come home to a rewarding career. I worked with JDI when I was in university and realized the career opportunities were endless. So it was a natural fit. The skills I have and the job I love can take me anywhere I want to go.
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After university, I moved to Calgary. When my niece was born, I realized I didn’t want to be the uncle she saw once a year. I took a job with JDI and quickly realized it was a career. I was even supported through an MBA.
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  • Im a pipefitter bye trade from ga.i would like to know who has the contract for the site in macon ga.or phone number i have 12yrs construction. Exp plese contact me im Chester. My phone

    Asked on August 9, 2017 at 1:28pm

    Good afternoon Chester,


    Thank you for your interested in our new plant in Macon, Georgia


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  • I am a rail fan (former dairy employee) from Ontario. I first visited St Leonard, NB in 2007 to photograph the MMA with a load of timber originating from Maine and delivered to the Irving Mill via a set of practical / interesting trackage. With all the changes in rail ownership lately, I am wondering which rail transportation services JDI utilize and, in particular, the mill at St Leonard? Thanks to all! Glenn Cherry, Hagersville, ON

    Asked on January 22, 2017 at 10:20pm

    Hi Glenn,

    Thanks for your email and interest in our railway operations.

    Here is a link to the map of our rail operations and connections to other carriers.

    In 2013, we purchased the 25 mile Van Buren Sub Division from Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway.

    The line which connects with affiliate Main Northern Railway (MNR) at Madawaska, ME. and CN Rail at Saint-Leonard, NB. was an important addition to the NBM Railway system.

  • What kind or trees do you plant after you cut them trees down? Do you plant a variety or just one type? Do you plant only soft wood or only hard wood? Do you only plant trees that grow fast or do you plant any kinds of trees? do you plant the exact amount of trees that you cut down or do you plant more or less?

    Asked on January 15, 2017 at 5:56pm

    Thanks for your interest in J.D Irving. We are happy to provide some information on the questions you are wondering about.

    What kind of trees do you plant after you cut them trees down? Do you plant a variety or just one type?

    We have 6 primary softwood species that are used to re-plant our clear cuts (White Spruce, Norway Spruce, Red Spruce, Black Spruce, White Pine, and a small amount of Jack Pine)

    Do you plant only soft wood or only hard wood?

    We only plant soft wood species. Hardwood regenerates naturally and we rely on several types of NON clear-cut harvesting that promote natural regeneration of hardwood species. For example in ares that are dominated by hardwood species we would cut narrow strips only removing a small percent of the mature trees. This allows for natural Hardwood to begin to grow underneath the remaining trees. There will also be some percentage of hardwood that will naturally regenerate within our planted areas over the life cycle of the stand. Today, in New Brunswick there is more hardwood than 50 years ago

    Do you only plant trees that grow fast or do you plant any kinds of trees?

    We have a tree improvement program at JDI to ensure we are planting very healthy trees with the best possible potential. We have achieved this mostly through collecting seeds from healthy, natural tress across the region and using those seeds to grow our seedlings.

    Do you plant the exact amount of trees that you cut down or do you plant more or less? 

    Every year we are growing more wood than we harvest. Sustainable forestry means we harvest 2% or less of the land each year.


  • How long would it take to reforest an acre of clear cut land and be able to seel the mature wood?

    Asked on January 13, 2017 at 10:28am

    The time it takes a stand to reach maturity is mostly a function of how intensively the stand is managed and how good the soil is.

    For example a clear cut allowed to naturally regenerate and simply left to grow may take upwards of 70 years to reach maturity. 

    A clear cut that is planted with high quality seedlings, released from competition at age 2 or 3 and at age 10-12 (i.e mechanically cleaned with a brush saw to allow more space and light for growth) ‎has the potential to produce trees 6-12 inches in diameter, and approximately 18-30 feet tall in 22-25 years and be ready to clear cut again at age 35-40.