Volume 8, Issue 39
February 2016

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96th Annual General Meeting 


Time is running out to purchase tickets for the HHCA's 96th Annual General Meeting and Dinner! Prior to the Annual Meeting attend our exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception, sponsored by Walters Inc.  Following the meeting, enjoy networking with colleagues during our cocktail reception, sponsored by Aon Risk Solutions and Contractors Rental Supply.  During dinner, the HHCA and Hall of Fame Sponsor Masters Insurance will induct Herb Butcher of Dayson Industrial Services into the Construction Hall of Fame. The HHCA is also presenting the Young Leader Award to Clark Thomas of Purves Redmond. Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers have sponsored the Safety Awards where HHCA contractor members with excellent injury/frequency scores will be recognized for their commitment to safety in the workplace. 

Tickets are only $120 per person including one drink ticket and you will also receive "Buy One, Get One Free" on your first pair of tickets purchased. Tables of 8, 10 or 12 are available.

To register or sponsor visit the HHCA's AGM website here.

Thank You AGM Sponsors!


HHCA February Hours
The HHCA will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, for the Family Day holiday. Have a safe and happy long weekend!


HHCA Curling Bonspiel 


Join the HHCA at our 61st Annual Curling Bonspiel at Glendale Golf and Country Club. The bonspiel begins with a BBQ lunch followed by a fun-filled afternoon of Curling!  Dinner will follow with awards to crown our newest curling champions.

No Curling Experience Necessary!

Registration is only $110 per individual or $440 for a foursome.  Your registration includes admission, optional curling lessons/practice time, a bbq lunch and buffet dinner.


Only two sponsorships remain including Lunch and Dinner at $350 each. Your sponsorship entitles you to signage, logo placement on the website, dinner program and all promotional and correspondence material.

Thank you to Kemp Construction for being our Trophy Sponsor! 


HHCA Safety Award Winners

The HHCA would like to congratulate the following members on receiving the HHCA Safety Awards, sponsored by Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers. Safety Award winners will receive their awards at the HHCA's Annual General Meeting on February 18th. The following firms have proven excellent injury/frequency scores and are dedicated to keeping their workplace safe. To register for the AGM click here!


Family Skate Day

The HHCA with event sponsors Lancaster Group and Triple Crown Enterprises hosted our annual Family Skate Day on Saturday, January 30th with over 150 members and their families in attendance at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre. The day was a success as, members enjoyed skating, a pizza party and a visit from Elsa and Olaf from Frozen.

The HHCA would like to thank Lancaster Group and Triple Crown Enterprises for their generous sponsorship!         

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Upcoming Events & Seminars at the HHCA

Events Seminars

96th Annual General Meeting & Dinner - February 18, 2016 

Curling Bonspiel - March 2, 2016

Spring Golf - June 23, 2016 - Save the Date!

HHCA Golf Day - August 11, 2016 - Save the Date!

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie.






Working at Heights
- March 3, 2016

Working with Multiple Generations
- March 8, 2016

COR Essentials
- March 31, 2016

Basic Auditing Principles (COR)
- April 6, 2016

COR Internal Auditor
- April 7, 2016

For more information, please contact Alana

Don't forget the HHCA offers E-Learning courses

HHCA's Construction Forecast


On January 28th, the HHCA hosted a SOLD OUT 2016 Construction Forecast at the Waterfront Centre.  We were pleased to present an incredible line up of speakers with Hamilton Health Sciences, the Hamilton Port Authority, the City of Hamilton, Metrolinx, and Construction Management Data (CMD) participating.

Attendees were treated to the inside scoop on major investment in the Hamilton region in 2016 and beyond, as well as a look at the global and Canadian economy and what that means to construction in the short, medium, and long term.  

The Hamilton Spectator, the Daily Commercial News, the Equipment Journal were all in attendance and took the opportunity to speak with our presenters after the event.  An article from the CBC based on the LRT presentation from Metrolinx can be read here.

Thanks to everyone who attended.


MoL Safety Blitz - Safe Operation of Machinery Inspection Blitz

The Ministry of Labour (MoL) will continue to conduct a workplace inspection blitz for the Safe Operation of Machinery Inspection until February 26th. This blitz will focus on hazards that could lead to serious worker injuries, such as amputations of limbs or death. The primary focus of the blitz will be machine guarding and lockout.

Learn more about this blitz here.


BestBidz - ON DEMAND Invitation to Bid Software


Interested in learning more? Contact Alana at the HHCA to set up a no-commitment demonstration.

As of January 1, 2016, the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association is now offering On Demand, an Invitation to Bid Software through BestBidz - for FREE!

What is On Demand?

BestBidz on Demand is a secure online ITB (invitation to bid) software built right into the BestBidz EPR (electronic plan room) that streamlines the interactions between general and prime contractors and the subs and suppliers they want to do business with.

The HHCA will be running an On Demand demo on April 5, 2016 at Construction House - registration will open shortly.

For more details, Click here!


Member Benefit: Two Grey Suits


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