Irving Group of Companies

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The Irving Group of Companies is an informal name given to those companies owned and controlled by the descendants of Canadian industrialist K.C. Irving, namely his children J.K., Arthur, and Jack and their respective children.

Ownership structure[edit]

Many of the components of the Irving Group of Companies were established or acquired by K.C. Irving during his period of active entrepreneurship between the 1920s and the 1970s. Following his retirement to Bermuda in the 1970s, the conglomerate was operated by his three sons in much the same manner and remained relatively intact and maintained a strong vertical integration. The companies were roughly divided into similar divisions, each controlled by one of K.C. Irving's sons and their respective children.

  • James Irving (also known as "J.K.") – ownership and responsibility for J.D. Irving Limited and its subsidiaries. This conglomerate which has interests in forestry, pulp and paper, tissue, newsprint, building supplies, frozen food, transportation, shipping lines, and ship building.
  • John E. Irving (also known as "Jack") – This conglomerate has ownership of Ocean Steel, Strescon, as well as various construction, engineering, and steel fabrication companies.


J.D. Irving Ltd[edit]

  • Irving Forest Products & Services
  • JDI Integrated Logistics (formerly Irving Transportation Services)
  • Irving Retail & Distribution Services
  • Irving Consumer Products
  • Industrial Equipment & Construction
  • Atlantic Wallboard
  • Irving Wallboard
  • Gulf Operators
  • Irving Equipment (crane rental, heavy lifting, specialized transportation, pile driving and project management services)

  • Specialty Printing
  • Personnel Services
  • Protrans Personnel Services Inc.
  • Security Services
  • Industrial Security Inc.
  • Professional Sports
  • A selection of former subsidiaries

Fort Reliance Company Ltd[edit]

OSCO Group[edit]

Acadia Broadcasting Limited[edit]