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Construction, for some, can be intimidating because it is big, noisy and full of heavy equipment. For others, the heavy equipment is what drew them to the industry.

“There’s no reason a woman couldn’t hop in a loader and drive it as well as men can.

“You don’t start with 10 years of experience. You have to start somewhere and you have to be kind to yourself when you start.”

Samantha Line, lab technician, Munro Group’s Lilyfield Quarry

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Jamie Maytwayashing, loader operator, Bituminex Paving, underground division

Jamie Maytwayashing was drawn to heavy construction because his dad worked in the field. Maytwayashing started small, as a skid steer operator before moving into heavy construction and now drives a loader.

“I just enjoy being in a machine, being on my own.”

It was always his goal to operate heavy equipment and in his current job, he found the crew helped him find his feet, get comfortable with heavier equipment and greater responsibility. Now, Maytwayashing is showing others how to work onsite.

To those who are intimidated at the thought of breaking into the industry for a career, Maytwayashing’s message is go for it:

“Just get out there and do it. Be confident in yourself and your abilities.”

Interested in talking to someone about your future in heavy construction? Call us at 204-947-1379.

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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