J.D. Irving honors 25 team members at Dixfield Sawmill in Maine who have given company more than 712 combined years of service; Dixfield 2022 Long Service Awards celebrate employees with 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service

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January 31, 2023 (press release) –

Dixfield Long Service Awards

J.D. Irving, Limited and the Sawmills Division would like to congratulate 25 members of the hardworking Dixfield Sawmill crew, who together have given over 712 combined years of service. The Dixfield 2022 Long Service Awards took place on January 19, celebrating those with 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service. Teamwork, focus and continuous improvement are important qualities that each of these employees hold, and we are extremely fortunate to have them as part of the team. 

Award Recipients

25 Years  

Janine Archibald  

Lester Bryant  

Ronald Desroches 

Ronald Dyment  

Steve Harris  

Peter Kjenstad Jr 

David Knowles  

Michael Pelletier  

Corey Richardson  

Edmund Smith  

Jason Vaughan  

Boyd Wilkins  

30 Years  

Derek Bryant  

Gregory Clark  

George Gallant Jr 

Matthew Hebert  

Duane Kierklewski  

Patrick Martin  

Ronald Richards  

David Sawtelle  

John Vaughan  

Bryan Wilson  

35 Years  

Alton Berry  

Lawrence Smith  

40 Years  

Steve Virgin  


The Dixfield mill has grown significantly since it was purchased by J.D.Irving, Limited in 1998 and currently employs approximately 270 workers. There are a variety of jobs in the mill that range from industrial electricians, laborers, productions support, machine operators and more. Check out https://careers.jdirving.com/page/careers-in-dixfield-maine-89 for more information on available positions! 

J.D. Irving Limited and the Sawmills Division applaud these incredible employees on their long careers. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them!

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