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.


  • Spring Road Restrictions in effect until 11:59 PM, Friday, May 12. Click here to view.
  • The City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department has release their 2017 schedule. Click here to view.
  • Manitoba Infrastructure and Canada Border Services Agency have issued notice of restrictions to vehicles at the Emerson Port of Entry, on I-29/Highway 75. Canada Border Services (CBSA) has a project starting Monday, April 24 8:00am. This will affect northbound traffic coming into Canada from I-29 to PTH 75. With this project, there will be a height restriction (5.1M, 17ft) and width restriction (5.7M, 19ft). This project is to allow for expansion of the Emerson port of entry. This project/restriction will be in place until freeze up this winter 2017. Should you have any questions, please call CBSA  ̶  Blair Downey at 204-373-2206.
  • Chris Lorenc addressed a Winnipeg City Council on November 29 regarding the 2015 budget vs 2017 spending. Click here to read the full presentation
  • Did you miss our Awards Breakfast on November 18? Chris Lorenc has recapped his year in review speech.
  • Check out our Nov. 2016 Free Press insert. Click here to read
  • The WCR&HCA will be hosting their annual convention in Los Cabos, Mexico. Click here to view the preliminary program for this event
  • Chris Lorenc presents the MHCA Pre-Budget submission. Click here to view it now
  • Chris Lorenc will be speaking at the 2016 Inland Port Conference on why trade matters. Click here to find out how you can attend.
  • Manitoba Infrastructure is considering an increase in the maximum permissible weight for some RTAC vehicles. To view the weights and dimensions that will apply, click here.
  • Trade Team Canada initiative needed to ensure Canada’s economic and social well-being not placed at risk Click here to read the article
  • Don’t take Infrastructure for granted; this message applies to all cities.
  • 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!