Founded in 1943, The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) is the recognized voice of the heavy construction industry in Manitoba. Guided by our vision and mandate, we promote sustainable municipal infrastructure development, sustained investment in core infrastructure, and seamless, multi-modal transportation systems.  The MHCA also runs and supports the WORKSAFELY Education and Training program.

Learn more about MHCA by reading our President’s message.


  • The MHCA continues to demonstrate active participation at the regional and national levels. Past Chair Barry Brown recently received the CCA Person of the Year Award! Click here to watch Barry’s acceptance video and see the full story here.
  • The Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate (HEOC) Program provides students from industry a virtual experience on Manitoba’s heavy machinery. Click here to watch the full video.
  • Liberal Party leader Rana Bokhari announced at today’s Breakfast with the Leaders series event that the Liberal Party will commit to strategically invest in infrastructure, reduce taxes and empower municipalities to make their own budget decisions – click here to read the full news story!
  • In the January 20, 2016 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press is the article, “Pallister makes $1-B promise”, written by Murray McNeill, which discusses the PC Party’s announcement for a “guaranteed strategic infrastructure investment” plan at the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association & Manitoba Home Builders’ Association’s Breakfast with the Leaders event – see the full story here!
  • PC Party leader Brian Pallister has announced plans for implementing an infrastructure investment strategy, if elected – click and see the PC Party’s strategic plan, “Pillars in Support of ‘Growing Manitoba’s Economy'”, and accommodating news release
  • David A. Dodge, Senior Canada and International Economic Advisor at Bennett Jones Ottawa, has published, “Report to the Government of Alberta on the Development, Renewal and Financing of the Government’s Plan for Spending on Capital Projects to 2019” – click here to view the full report
  • The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association is proud to present its 2015 Year in Review and 2016 Priorities reports – click here to read this past year’s achievements and successes along with what the Association has in-store for industry next!
  • Click here to review information intended to assist industry with complying with the Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship guideline, which outlines site and operation requirements for job site storage tanks
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc discusses important matters on public versus private snow clearing services to the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (IRPW) Committee of Council – see what he had to say here!
  • The recent CCA Industry Summit Meeting is encapsulated in the CCA Industry Summit article, authored by James Raiswell, a Senior Writer with Stiff Sentences Inc. – click here to read the full story!
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc discusses the politically-stunning reversal of fortune resulting from the 2015 Federal election – read what he had to say here!
  • The Winnipeg Free Press featured two powerful articles, written by Dan Lett, that discuss the true nature of the heavy construction industry and how the Canadian economy can benefit from investments in core infrastructure – click to read Building Great Roads Poses Great Challenge and The Fix is In today!
  • The Liberal party and Green party, in the Winnipeg South Centre riding, responded to the MHCA’s invitation to discuss their stance on the how each federal candidate views and prioritizes the infrastructure deficit – click here to read their responses in this week’s Heavy News Weekly!
  • The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association approached the four Federal election candidates, in the federal riding of Winnipeg South Centre, with a letter of invitation to respond to the Association’s tabled discussion about Canada’s infrastructure investment deficit – click here to see the Association’s Federal Election package here!
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc discusses the upcoming Federal election with a focus on the importance of investing in core infrastructure – click here to read the full article!
  • The Broadbent Institute reports on the economic benefits of a national five-year, $50-billion public infrastructure spending program using the C4SE’s provincial economic modelling system – click here to learn more!
  • The WCR&HCA Convention Committee is proud to present that next year’s keynote speakers for the upcoming Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association Convention will be John Baird & Todd Hirsch click here for more information!
  • It’s time to get involved with the Federal Election:  Do you know what the leaders of the major political parties think about construction-related issues? Do you know who the candidates are in your riding and whether they are up to speed on construction issues? The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) – of which the MHCA is member – has gathered some tools for you on its election portal. Visit today!
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc and WORKSAFELY Director Don Hurst discuss Manitoba’s position on infrastructure development as well as defining workplace safety excellence across the heavy construction sector on Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s BOLD Radio – click here to tune in!
  • The National Trade Contractors’ Coalition of Canada seeks support in new federal Prompt Payment Legislation and we want your input – click here to learn more about the Prompt Payment Legislation, and how it may impact the heavy construction sector if the bill is enacted, and send your responses by email to Megan Funnell, Marketing Communications Specialist, at by end of day on Friday, August 28, 2015.
  • The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Public Utilities Management Subcommittee (PUMS) wants your opinion on a new guideline that speaks to the coordination of utility relocations, with a focus on  public road projects – click here to review the Guideline for the Coordination of Utility Relocations , with an accompanying flow chart, and fill out the Comment Log by July 10, 2015! Once completed, submit your Comment Log submission to Steve Murphy ( or Lawrence Arcand ( prior to the July 10, 2015 deadline date.
  • Global News features Manitoba’s infrastructure and how the province prioritizes its projects to repair crumbling concrete, prevent collision frequency and congestion- watch the full news story here!
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc and guests Don Leitch, President of Business Council of Manitoba, and Chuck Davidson, President of Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, discussed Manitoba’s Capital Region development and opportunities on BOLD Radio – click to listen here!
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc shares his presentation to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting regarding Trade Transportation Prosperity – see what he had to say here!
  • The Canadian Construction Association released a summary of the 2015 Federal Budget and how it impacts the construction sector – read it here!
  • The City of Winnipeg has officially presented the 2015 Capital Program Presentation – click and see what the Public Works and Water & Waste Departments have planned!
  • CentrePort Canada has launched its official Business Plan for the year of 2015 – 2016 – check it out here!
  • John Law, President of Lawmark International Consulting, was the Keynote Speaker at our recent Building on Advantage event – see what he had to say here!
  • MHCA President Chris Lorenc responds to the proposed 2015 City of Winnipeg Operating Budget, 2015 Capital Budget and 5-Year Forecast – read the Association’s full response and disposition here!
  • BuildForce Canada released a report that covers the 2015-2024 key highlights of Construction & Maintenance in Manitoba: Looking Forward –check it out here!
  • IHS Global Inc. released its annual report on Transportation Infrastructure Investment – take a look at industry’s contributions to the Federal Highway and Mass Transit Program here!
  • WORKSAFELY e-COR™ has officially arrived – click here to view our official promo video here!
  • MIT released the order and summary of the 2015 Spring Road Restrictions – click to view the results here!
  • Last Week Tonight does a special segment on the importance (and underlining cinematic drama) behind infrastructure – take a look at this gripping newscast and cinematic trailer here!
  • Canada West Foundation shares valuable facts regarding infrastructure and economic prosperity with At the Intersection and Building on Advantage – take a look here!