J.D. Irving planning new Atlas Structural Systems plant in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, that will manufacture roof, wall and floor systems; project received rezoning approval and is expected to be completed in July 2022, will create 30 jobs

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January 17, 2022 (press release) –

J.D. Irving, Limited has announced plans for a new Atlas Structural Systems plant for Grand Falls, New Brunswick. The plant will manufacture roof, wall, and floor systems, creating 30 new jobs. 

The Town Of Grand Falls today approved the application to rezone the 88 Powers Road Kent Building Supplies location in Grand Falls, enabling it to be converted into the Atlas Structural Systems manufacturing facility. Construction for this plant is planned to begin in June 2022 and expected to be completed in July 2022.  

A new Kent Building Supplies store will be moved to the former Grand Cinema 3 location in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Upon completion, all Kent staff will be moved from the previous location at 88 Powers Road to the new location. 

“The new Atlas facility will help support housing and community growth in Atlantic Canada, while our new Kent Building Supplies location will serve the area’s building and renovation,” says Michael Simms, Vice President of Retail for J.D. Irving, Limited. “It’s the right move to ensure we meet our mission to be the best source of home improvement products for Atlantic Canadians.” 

A new Kent Building Supplies store will be moved to the former Grand Cinema 3 location in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Upon completion, all Kent staff will be moved from the previous location at 88 Powers Road to the new location. 

 About Atlas Structural Systems 

Atlas is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in the design and manufacture of pre-engineered structural systems for commercial and residential construction projects in Eastern Canada. Our integrated roof, wall, and floor systems offer proven quality and provide a great deal of benefits and value. 

About Kent Building Supplies 

For 45 years, Kent has provided the service, knowledge, and products our customers need to accomplish their building and renovation goals. We currently operate 48 retail locations, and we employ over 3,600 associates in communities across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. 

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