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    Rebranding to Ontario Shipyards see more

    Hamilton- For more than thirty-five years, the name “Heddle” has been synonymous with hard work, determination, perseverance and the “mettle” it takes to fix and build ships in Canada. It is important to respect and understand the past in order to ensure a successful future. On January 1st, 2024, Heddle Shipyards became Ontario Shipyards to reflect the next phase of our company’s growth and future success.

    “We must never forget where we have come from, but it is important to always be forward-thinking and strive for a better future,” said Shaun Padulo, President and CEO.

    “The rebranding of our company to Ontario Shipyards marks a significant shift. It is a poignant signal that our company will activate and harness the capacity, capabilities and output of Canada’s industrial heartland to build and fix ships. We will always maintain the core values that have made us successful – Ontario Shipyards is Where Water Meets Mettle.”

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     January 04, 2024
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    Market conditions and the availability of skilled labour has temporarily stopped work see more

    THUNDER BAY — Ontario Shipyards, formerly known as Heddle Shipyards, has idled its Thunder Bay plant.

    Ted Kirkpatrick, director of business development and government relations, told The Chronicle-Journal that they have decided to temporarily idle operations at its shipyard largely due to market conditions and the availability of skilled labour.

    "Despite these challenging conditions, we remain committed to revitalizing Ontario's shipbuilding and ship repair industry, including in Thunder Bay," Kirkpatrick said, adding their organization has no plans to divest from the Thunder Bay shipyard and will remain committed to the city community.

    "We continue to actively pursue a number of high-potential shipbuilding opportunities for the Thunder Bay Shipyard, and we still see the Thunder Bay shipyard as playing a key role in supporting shipbuilding activities in Ontario and across Canada."

    He said they are confident that the situation they are facing is temporary and plan to bring shipbuilding back to the city in the "not-so-distant future."

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     April 17, 2024