high quality coveralls

SEVAEN and Chandler provide workwear to Irving Shipbuilding

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, September 18, 2023 

SEVAEN Workwear, one of Canada’s leading designers and manufacturers of workwear solutions, is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with Chandler Sales to provide high quality made-in-Nova Scotia workwear apparel to Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As part of phase 1 of this new initiative, SEVAEN Workwear has started providing custom-designed coveralls for the Halifax Shipyard trade workforce, to be rolled out starting in September 2023.

These workwear items include high visibility elements, custom embroideries, and are made from 100% cotton right here in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Chandler Sales provides design collaboration, coordination, and supply chain services to ensure inventories are effectively planned and managed. Discussions on future phases and areas of further collaboration between Chandler Sales and SEVAEN Workwear on exciting workwear and uniform developments are ongoing, and SEVAEN is in the midst of adding an additional production line and skilled operators to support the anticipated demand for its high-quality workwear solutions.  

“SEVAEN employees have been designing and manufacturing some of Canada’s highest quality workwear solutions for 40 years,” states Sean Sturge, CEO of SEVAEN Workwear.  “With a proud history of building specialty workwear solutions for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard in the past, it seems fitting that SEVAEN’s renewed strategic focus on industrial workwear launches with such an important distribution partner as Chandler Sales, and client as Irving Shipbuilding Inc.  We are thrilled to be able to bring this made in Atlantic Canada success story to life with both companies.” 

“This collaboration has been in the works for a while, and we saw an opportunity to augment Chandler’s already robust apparel offerings with a truly “local” solution provider for this workwear project” says Adam Newhouse, General Manager of Chandler Sales. “The responsiveness, manufacturing proximity, and swift turnaround times make it very easy to work with SEVAEN on this project.”  

“This initiative is another example of how Irving Shipbuilding and the National Shipbuilding Strategy are contributing to the local economy here in Halifax. We’re pleased to provide our people with high quality, locally made workwear, to keep them safe and comfortable as they proudly deliver ships for Canada,” added Jim Rennie, VP Human Resources, Irving Shipbuilding. 


About Irving Shipbuilding Inc.  

Irving Shipbuilding is Canada’s National Shipbuilder, selected in 2011 to build the new fleet of combat vessels to the Royal Canadian Navy. To date, four Arctic and Offshore Patrol ships (AOPS) have been delivered and a further two are under construction. The company is also building two variants of the AOPS for the Canadian Coast Guard before commencing the larger Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Fleet. Over $5.34 billion in investments have been made across Canada as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Our 2,300+ shipbuilders are proudly based in Halifax, N.S. and include the largest team of apprentices in Atlantic Canada. www.shipsforcanada.ca 

About Chandler Sales 


Our company was founded in 1959 in Saint John, New Brunswick as a division of J.D. Irving, Limited. Though we're now Atlantic Canada's leading business-to-business provider in the areas of Sanitation Equipment & Supplies, Apparel & Promotional Products, Office Environments, Commercial Communications, Industrial Supplies and Safety Supplies, we started out much more humbly with a focus on supplying provisions for the shipping industry. Gradually, we expanded our areas of expertise and opened branch offices to better serve customers across Atlantic Canada. At Chandler, we help Atlantic Canadian businesses grow. Our sales team is working every day to get you the products and services you need when you need them, and our selection is second-to-none. Most importantly your Chandler representative wants to be part of your team, helping you succeed every day. Whether you need a full security system, safety equipment, office furniture, sanitation supplies, or countless other business solutions, we’ve got them! Our delivery vehicles will get your order to you fast, and you are always covered by our “satisfaction guaranteed” promise. 

About SEVAEN Workwear 

SEVAEN is one of Canada's leading designers and manufacturers of foul weather gear and workwear for marine and industrial work environments. For 40 years, SEVAEN’s dedicated employees have been keeping workers safe and dry in some of the world's harshest climates.  From aprons and sleeves to bib pants, jackets, coveralls, abandonment suits, thermal solutions and more - SEVAEN Workwear relies on decades of research and customer collaboration to build high quality protective workwear.  Work in the rain?  Trust SEVAEN. 




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