Heddle to attend CANSEC in Ottawa at EY Centre May 31-June 1
Company to offer facilities and services to defence contractors for repair & maintenance work on Royal Canadian Navy Ships
Hamilton, May 26, 2017 – Richard Heddle, President and Chief Operating Officer of Heddle Marine Service Inc. is pleased to announce that the company will be attending CANSEC, Canada largest defence and security trade show at the EY Centre in Ottawa from May 31- June 1.
“As new members of CADSI, (the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries), our objective is quite simple,” said Heddle. “We will be offering our facilities and services to major defence contractors for the repair and maintenance of Royal Canadian Navy ships.”
“In the past year,” said Heddle, “our company has acquired two world class shipyard facilities with historical links to the Royal Canadian Navy. The Thunder Bay Shipyard and Port Weller Dry Docks have played major roles in the story of Canada’s shipbuilding and ship repair industries. We hope to restore the yards to their former positions of prominence by offering them to the prime and tier one defence contractors that are awarded in-service support contracts for Royal Canadian Navy Ships,” he added.
Richard Heddle also announced that the company has engaged the services of David Pratt & Associates (DP&A) to provide government relations, communications and marketing support. “We are very pleased to have David and his team on board as we seek to capture new business,” said Heddle. “They know Ottawa very well.”
The company has a strong track record of performing work for both the federal and provincial governments in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. The Canadian Coast Guard is one of Heddle’s largest clients and Parks Canada entrusted Heddle with the recent repairs and upgrades to the historic HMCS Haida – the world’s last surviving World War II vintage Tribal Class destroyer.
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