Committed to Continuous Improvement

You look for a disciplined approach to business management that delivers consistency, cost savings and higher standards. We are committed to finding new ways to improve the quality of service we deliver to you.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) has a long standing ISO 9001 Quality Management System accreditation. We also implemented and continue to foster a continuous improvement certification program that focuses on our key processes which uses the latest in Six Sigma/Process Improvement tools. We also use LEAN principles to eliminate waste, ensuring we have efficient and effective procedures to enhance customer satisfaction.

ISI has a formal management system designed to bring clarity, focus and results while engaging employees to reach common goals. It allows us to put more emphasis and attention to developing people and improving processes as opposed to problems. It is both a short and long term approach to leading for results. Improvement is pursued relentlessly daily by process improvement teams implementing PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) and through step changes led by certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts. 

ISI operates a Process Improvement Group including employees from a range of departments, represented by all levels of the organization including tradespeople, who were tasked with identifying areas for improvement, analyzing performance and implementing solutions. The group is seeded with 6-Sigma Black and Green Belt qualified engineers

ISI was the first ship repair and new build organization to have implemented a Balanced Scorecard system for management reporting and driving continuous improvement. This systematic approach allows us to constantly trim schedules and costs without jeopardizing quality, health, safety or environmental performance

Our attention to health, safety and environmental excellence is recognized as being world-class and has been commended by clients such as ExxonMobil and SeaRiver.


Our facilities meet a wide range of internationally-accepted standards too including:

  • ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System
  • Canadian Welding Bureau W47.1 for steel
  • Canadian Welding Bureau W47.2M for aluminum

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI)- Your first call for east coast shipbuilding, conversion, fabrication and repair – (902-423-9271)

Irving Shipbuilding - Integrity, Customer Service and Pride propel every project we undertake.