The work which began on April 28 will be completed on May 8th and involves numerous trades including boilermakers, millwrights, welders, pipefitters, electricians, instrumentation specialists, as well as bricklayers.
appreciate the skill and experience of these local contractors and tradespeople
who are crucial to sustaining the pulp in Saint John," said Mark Mosher Vice President of Pulp and Paper Operations
for J.D. Irving, Limited."This
maintenance shut is vital to maintaining a safe, efficient and reliable mill
but is also improtant for the impact on many other businesses and communities
Brunswick in terms of the jobs and spin-offs
this work brings. These contractors are part of a supply chain that
includes 1700 businesses throughout NB that provide goods and services to our
forest products operations."
"Large industrial plants like the pulp mill here in Saint John are the bread and butter of companies like ours and many others working on the pulp mill site this week," said Howard Constable, Lorneville Mechanical."We have 227 employees on site this week and our sister company Master Mechanical has already received work employing 80 people as the big modernization project gets underway at the pulp mill. Lorneville Mechanical has grown its business and jobs because of the forest products industry here in New Brunswick. We have brought workers home from the west because of jobs like this."
In the meantime, preliminary work – including pile driving, site preparation and foundation work - has begun as part of the $450 million modernization announced on March 13th, 2014.