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Where
Water Meets
Mettle

Heddle Shipyards operates the largest number of shipyards and dry docks in Canada. We have been in continuous operation since 1987 and we are expanding.

Mettle (met·tle) is defined in the dictionary as “the ability to meet a challenge or persevere under demanding circumstances; determination or resolve.” What we do is not easy, but we employ a crew of hard-working men and women that have the mettle to do what needs to be done to solve our clients’ challenges.

Heddle Shipyards is WHERE WATER MEETS METTLE.

 

Health and Safety

Safety is Heddle Shipyards’ most important project every day.

Our corporate values reflect the importance of our employees’ safety and their wellbeing: Everyone goes home to their families at the end of their shift – EVERYONE GOES HOME. Period.

Heddle Shipyards continues to provide quality and efficient repair and maintenance services to the domestic and international vessels that trade the Great Lakes. With ship repair and service facilities in various locations around the Great Lakes, Heddle Shipyards is able to react to our clients needs. Peace of mind for ship owners and efficient repair services are vital to the fluidity of the St Lawrence Seaway system and as traffic volumes through the system grow, we will look to Heddle to help service the commercial vessel fleet.

Bruce Hodgson, St Lawrence Seaway Management Corp, Director Market Development
 

About Us

Heddle Shipyards employs hard working Canadians who have the knowledge, experience and mettle to service our clients. Our goal is to become known as the most reliable provider of ship repair services in Canada and a meaningful partner in the shipbuilding industry.

Heddle Shipyards has operated shipyards in Canada for over 30 years. Our success is based on our commitment to safety, hard work and innovative thinking. With facilities across the Great Lakes and East Coast, Heddle Shipyards is on course to be recognized as the most reliable provider of ship repair services in Canada. We strive to exceed industry standards for quality, health and safety and build meaningful and consistent relationships with our customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

 

Services

Heddle Shipyards utilizes a combination of highly skilled people and unique equipment/assets to provide Vessel Lifecycle Services, specialized Heavy Industrial Fabrication Services and Project Support Services.

Founded in 1987, Heddle Shipyards is a leading ship repair and heavy industrial fabrication service provider. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, the company operates three major shipyards on the Canadian side of Great Lakes and several facilities on the East Coast of Canada. 

 

We currently employ between 100 and 250 skilled tradespeople depending on the season. We are growing and continuing to hire at all levels.

Latest News

Heddle Shipyards awarded the CCGS Amundsen Vessel Life Extension

Heddle Shipyards has been awarded the vessel life extension of the Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker, the CCGS Amundsen ushering in a new era of growth and stability for the storied Port Weller Dry Docks.

Heddle Continues to Strengthen Core Business on the Great Lakes

Heddle Shipyards has divested from our operating entity on the East Coast, Heddle Marine Service (NL) Inc.

Chi-Cheemaun

Thunder Bay Shipyard Secures the Dry Docking and Refit of the MS Chi-Cheemaun

It was a summer of progress and excitement for the Heddle Shipyards and Fabmar Metals team in Thunder Bay.

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Careers

Heddle Shipyards strives to be a preferred employer in each of the communities where we have operations.

We are building a workplace culture on the foundation of employee engagement and satisfaction. We understand that employees want to be valued, respected and heard.