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MHCA pursues prompt payment with MTI

The MHCA is asking Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure for a discussion about prompt payment.

“We are asking questions, given that industry members continue to experience lengthy delays in payment on MTI contracts,” MHCA President & CEO Chris Lorenc said.

The province introduced Bill 38 – The Builders’ Liens Amendment Act in March this year, to ensure payment moves expeditiously to all involved in infrastructure projects.

While MTI and Manitoba Hydro were not caught under the Bill’s provisions, due to time constraints and legislative complexities, the province has committed to ensuring both government entities comply with the rules, once the bill is passed. MHCA and others in the industry have asked that the obligation be formalized within contracts issued by Hydro and MTI.

Recent communications with provincial offices indicated substantial improvement has been made reducing a payments backlog at MTI.

“We appreciate the recent work by the department. The impression among industry members is that some invoices continue to take too long to be approved and we want to address any systemic issues there,” Lorenc said.

He said he has asked MTI for further background on the issue.

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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