BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Morsky Construction Ltd.
1st Vice Chairman
2nd Vice Chairman
AECON Transportation West Inc.
C. Duncan Construction Ltd.
G.W. Construction Ltd.
ASL Paving Ltd.
Consolidated Construction Co.
Inland Aggregates, a Division of LeHigh
Hanson Materials Limited
BLS Asphalt Inc
Potzus Paving & Road Maintenance Ltd.
H.J.R. Asphalt Ltd.
Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd.
Happy New Year! I want to
personally thank everyone
who continues to support
the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction
Association (SHCA) and the good work
that we do. It is a new year and we are once
again hard at work on issues that are im-portant
to our members; however, before
I highlight some of things we are working
on, I’d like to take you through some of the
highlights of 2017.
SHCA successfully lobbied for the larg-est
planned infrastructure budget commit-ment
made by the provincial government
of $2.7 billion dollars. We lobbied support
for the Enbridge Line 3 replacement pro-gram
that would see $7.5 billion invested
into the largest pipeline infrastructure pro-gram
in North America.
SHCA successfully lobbied for govern-ment
regulatory and policy updates that in-clude
changes to the Ministry of Highways
end product specification (EPS), as well as
for reform to the provincial procurement
guidelines. We had many meetings with the
City of Regina working with them through
their proposed specification changes.
In 2018, we will continue to focus on best
value and what that means for the mem-bers
and the public. There are many chang-es
happening quickly with procurement
and we are staying on top of these chang-es
to ensure the best outcome for our mem-bers.
We will work with Sask Polytech on
ALLAN BARILLA, CHAIRMAN, SHCA
the redevelopment of their heavy equip-ment
training program. We will continue to
flesh out an Indigenous engagement strate-gy
for SHCA members.
Our work on carbon pricing continues
and we will be keeping an eye on how the
Province of Saskatchewan chooses to roll
out their proposed prompt payment leg-islation.
We are also currently working
through a regulatory exemption for SHCA
“members only” on hours of work and the
payment of overtime with the Minister of
Labour and Workplace Safety.
Membership with SHCA can bring about
new opportunities, create business con-tacts
and help you grow your business.
Our events continue to surpass expecta-tions
and are an exclusive opportunity for
you to network and interact with govern-ment,
municipalities and crown corpora-tions.
Please consider planning on sending
more of your employees to our events to al-low
them to connect, mingle and put fac-es
to names. Golf tournaments, the spring
meeting and of course our fall convention
allow for great networking possibilities.
Your membership with SHCA brings with
it the powerful voice of our industry. We
are here to help you, and help the industry
overall move forward.
Thank you for continuing to support
SHCA – feel free to contact anyone of your
board or staff at anytime. We are here to
In 2018, we will continue to focus
on best value and what that means
for the members and the public.
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