Davie: a Big Shipyard with a Big Heart

Québec Chamber of Commerce awards Davie Vice-President of Human Resources the 'Biggest Heart' award for its commitment to employee welfare and the creation of a positive and work environment.

MONTREAL, June 14, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Chamber of Commerce has awarded Melissa Morrison, Davie's Vice-President of Human Resources, the 'biggest heart' award at its annual awards ceremony.

Over the past six years, Davie has introduced a raft of measures and policies which put its employees first. These have resulted in an unprecedented level of co-operation between Davie's union (part of the CSN) and the management.

Alex Vicefield, Chairman of Davie, said "Happy shipbuilders means good ships. People at Davie feel a real sense of purpose and pride and that has contributed to our ability to deliver our programs on time and to budget. Melissa has been hugely instrumental in bringing modern values and a modern management style to an often antiquated industry. Well done Melissa!"

Jared Newcombe, CEO of Davie commented, "Here at Davie, throughout all levels of the organization we are one team working towards one goal. To build the best ships and make sure everyone gets home safely to their families. Shipyards don't build ships, people do. In all my years in this industry, I have never seen such a positive working environment. Melissa and her team truly deserved this award for the time and effort they have put into making Davie a safe and pleasant place to work for everyone."

About Davie
Davie and Federal Fleet Services are part of the Inocea group. While Davie focuses on shipbuilding, Federal Fleet concentrates on obtaining contracts and on vessel rental. Davie is Canada's largest and most experienced shipyard. It is also the highest capacity shipyard in Canada, with 50% of the country's total capacity. Over the last five years, Davie generated more than 2 G$ in economic impact in Canada and employed, up until recently, directly and indirectly, over 3 000 Canadians, including 1 400 at the Lévis shipyard, in the province of Quebec. For over a century, Davie has been in charge of the construction and the repair of each major vessel class. Today, Davie is a leader in the icebreaking, LNG and dynamic positioning technologies fields, as well as in naval and other crucial shipbuilding domains. Davie is an ISO 9001:2015 (quality assurance) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management) certified company. The first replenishment ship built by Davie, the Asterix, was the first naval vessel to join the ranks of Green Marine, the most important environmental certification voluntary program for North America's marine industry.

SOURCE Davie Shipbuilding