MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading defence and military magazine, CANADIAN DEFENCE REVIEW, has just released its annual Survey & Ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Defence Companies.
For 2022, CDR has named Seaspan Shipyards, its Top Defence Company and it’s the first time for the company at the #1 spot in the 18 years the survey has been published.
In commenting on the #1 ranking, Seaspan Shipyards’ CEO, Mark Lamarre said, “We are honoured to be recognized by CDR as Canada’s Top Defence Company.”
He added, “It is recognition not only of the hard work by the 2,700 talented and resilient employees at Seaspan Shipyards, but also of the outstanding efforts and commitment by our customers, federal government partners and suppliers across the country. Together, we are delivering modern and much-needed ships for Canada's Coast Guard and Navy and we are rebuilding an industry of strategic national importance.”
CDR Editor-in-Chief, Peter Kitchen, commented, “A healthy shipbuilding industry is critical to the upkeep and maintenance of a nation’s navy and Seaspan is very much a part of that as it regularly refits the Victoria Class submarines and Halifax-Class frigates of Canada’s Navy. Now, under the leadership of CEO, Mark Lamarre, Seaspan has invested in new infrastructure at its Vancouver yard and it’s set to deliver critically important supply ships under the JSS program for Canada’s Navy.”
He added, “Seaspan is now hitting on all cylinders and the federal government apparently agrees, as late last year it named Seaspan one of two yards selected to build a world class Polar Icebreaker. So, for all these reasons and for the way the company has sought to keep its workers safe during the pandemic, we feel the time is right to recognize Seaspan as Canada’s #1 Defence Company.”
This year CDR has added new blood to the survey in the form of 13 new companies showing Canada’s defence industry remains strong.
An evaluation panel consisting of CDR editorial staff and independent advisors ranked the companies based on factors such as economic impact, innovation, contribution to the nation's security, corporate integrity and support for Canada’s military.
With the publication of its annual Top 100 Defence Companies Survey & Ranking, CDR’s goal is to showcase Canada’s defence industry and all that it has to offer.