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Georgian College Students and Members of the Marine Club Visit Heddle Shipyards

It is no secret that both the shipping and ship repair industry in Canada face an uphill battle when it comes to attracting skilled men and women to our industry

The Port Weller Dry Docks has a Bright Future

Take a drive down Lakeshore Road towards Lock One on the Welland Canal, and you will be greeted by sight not seen since in many years

25 years of services

Heddle Shipyards has come a long way in the thirty plus years that we have been in business

Steeltown & Johnny Blonde

Being part of a vibrant community like the city of Hamilton means more than just fixing ships on the waterfront

M.V Clearwater conversion

As a busy summer draws to a close and the preparations for winter works begin to take place, Heddle Shipyards is looking forward to an active fall with a number of large and exciting project on the horizon

Heddle Shipyards awarded dry-docking and refit of the CCGS Limnos

After a banner winter at Heddle Shipyards that saw a record number of vessels float through our yards, there is no slowing down as we get ready for the dry-docking of the CCGS Limnos in June

Heddle Shipyards hires new VP of People and Culture, Patricia Reles

With big growth comes big challenges, but none too big for our new Vice President of People and Culture: Patricia Reles

New build ice breaking hull completed at Heddle Shipyards Hamilton yard

It was with great pride that on June 4th, Heddle Shipyards delivered its most recent new build project, the Kearl Lake small ice breaking hull

Expansion of project management team with the hiring of Alicia Nash

As Heddle Shipyards continues to grow and take on bigger and more complex projects, the building up of our project management department has become an increasing priority

Heddle Shipyards awarded major refit of the CCGS Pierre Radisson

Normally with winter works having long finished and most of our commercial partners firing on all cylinders, the action around the shipyards starts to taper off


May 4th, 2020

HEDDLE SHIPYARDS – COVID 19 UPDATE

As the global situation concerning COVID 19 continues to develop, the health and safety of our employees, suppliers, customers and their families remains our top priority. To date, no Heddle employee has tested positive for COVID 19. We will continue to keep our people informed on any developments through postings and information sessions. Also, we will provide regular updates on our social media accounts because townhall sessions are no longer possible. We will continue to react to this changing situation taking guidance and direction from Provincial and Federal health and government officials.

Heddle Shipyards has been deemed an essential service. We are an important service provider to the marine industry which is a vital lifeline to the Canadian economy. To date, no Federal or Provincial recommendation to cease business operations has been issued and Heddle Shipyards intends to remain operational until such a recommendation is made. Our business and the re-delivery of our customers vessels remains critical to ensuring the health of trade and commerce in Ontario and Canada. Our business also supports the livelihoods of our people and so we are doing everything that we can to stay open without compromising safety. We will evaluate this decision daily as the situation evolves.

Heddle Shipyards has implemented a number of policies and procedures to protect our people, suppliers and customers. These initiatives include:

  1. The creation of a COVID-19 Response Team
  2. Enforcing Screening measures (i.e. questionnaires, infrared temperature scanning and
    interviews) for anyone entering one of our shipyards.
  3. Hiring dedicated personnel to disinfect high traffic areas in the shipyards continuously.
  4. Educating and enforcing physical distancing.
  5. Educating and encouraging increased personnel hygiene
  6. Communicating our new policies and procedures to all employees

Heddle Shipyards is continually monitoring the situation and is responding to new information on an hourly basis. We will continue to adapt to new directives from public health officials and escalate preventative measures as the circumstances change.

Shaun Padulo
President Heddle Shipyards