MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

Strength in members


Join MHCA and see what sets us apart.

We bring presence, profile and impact to any public policy discussion – and your business can be a part of it

The MHCA is recognized and respected in all its dealings with the public, media, stakeholders and three levels of government because it has a long history of credible and principled representation of our industry’s public policy views. Our strengths, principled advocacy, influence and achievements set us apart from others.

Our members enjoy:

Any heavy construction company, or company working with the industry in Manitoba, will benefit from membership.

Members say 6 of the biggest reasons they value the association are:

Our members are the lifeblood of the heavy construction industry. When we speak, the province and municipalities in Manitoba take note because they know we represent your views and your interests. 

Manitobans appreciate the economic impact and value of our industry, employing (directly and indirectly) about 15,000 people. 

MHCA is often referred to as the strongest lobby voice in Manitoba. Association President & CEO Chris Lorenc is quoted regularly in the media and is invited often to government chambers, advocating for the industry.

We’ve been around since 1943 and have invested 75+ years in becoming the voice and the momentum behind the industry.

Our advocacy priorities include: 

  • Pressing governments for sustainable, strategic, predictable core infrastructure budgets
  • Pressing for provincial, annual core-infrastructure budgets of $1 billion or more
  • Ensuring the MHCA’s WORKSAFELY® COR® program continues as the “Condition of Contract” standard recognized by governments
  • Pushing for core infrastructure budgets guided by 6 principles:
    • Permanent programs
    • Focused on economic growth
    • Embrace innovation
    • Harness partnerships with the private sector
    • Funded by dedicated revenue streams
    • Reviewed annually for progress and adjustment
  • Promoting procurement strategies that enable Manitoba contractors to grow capacity
  • Pressing for improved municipal and provincial procurement practices
  • Protecting access to pits and quarries

What’s in it for me?

Membership in the MHCA has many advantages and benefits. With some 400 members, we are YOUR voice in government chambers, in the media and before the public. Every member makes our voice stronger.

What MHCA members saying about our association:

As a member of the MHCA for over 30 years, the relationships that we have formed and the value the association has provided to us and our customers are invaluable. Today’s business environment requires a united voice of membership to make changes to government policy, tender processes and legislation. We feel that MHCA is this voice.

Paul Scharf

Hitrac (1974) Ltd. | Member since 1978

MHCA members receive current industry information and timely access to tenders through the weekly bulletin, and the annual directory includes current equipment rental rates. These services are essential to my business.

Calvin Edie

Edie Construction Ltd. | Member since 1978

After all is said and done, the MHCA supports our industry, and membership is just the right thing to do! We can say that after being a member for over 50 years.

Dave Cumming

Zenith Paving Ltd. | Member since 1960

The networking opportunities are very well attended by senior management and decision makers. They include individuals from all sectors of the industry that are key to my business.

Brent Pooles

WD Industrial Group | Member since 1991


Click here to join the MHCA today or call or e-mail Christine Miller, MHCA Operations Manager, at (204) 594-9053 or

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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