ORBA announces 2015 award winners
By Andrew Macklin
February 10, 2016 – Last week at the 89th Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Convention and Annual General Meeting, several awards and honours were presented to members in the industry for their dedication and service to the Association and the road building industry in Ontario.
“At this year’s ORBA inaugural Awards Breakfast, we were proud to honour our member companies for their hard work and continued efforts that have a positive impact on our industry,” says Geoff Wilkinson, ORBA Executive Director. “It was exciting to honour our award winners at our Convention in front of so many peers and public owners. Congratulations to all of our award winners.”
Awards were handed out in the following categories:
2016 Ontario Road Building Hall of Fame Inductee – Robert (Bob) Bugden
2015 Director of the Year Award – Geoffrey Stephens, Capital Paving Inc.
2015 Distinguished Service Award – Dave Reid, Cruickshank
2015 ORBA Community Leadership Award – Leo McArthur, The Miller Group
Routly Safety Award Winners
Main Safety Award – Awarded to the member company that has worked the greatest number of consecutive man hours without a lost-time injury
Category I Winner – less than 100,000 average annual man-hours
Cornell Construction Limited
Category II Winner – more than 100,000 average annual man-hours
Pioneer Construction Inc.
Milestone Awards – Awarded to member companies reaching 500,000 and 1,000,000 consecutive man hours without a lost-time injury
Dragados Canada, Inc. – (735,364 man hours)
Powell Contracting Limited – (650,271 man hours)
Bermingham Foundation Solutions Limited – (524,170 man hours)
ORBA Green Award
2015 Outstanding Achievement – Miller Paving Limited
2014 Honourable Mention – Roto-Mill Inc.
2015-2014 Outstanding Achievement – R.W. Tomlinson Limited
MTO Paver of the Year Award Recipients
2015 MTO Hot Mix Paver of the Year: Lavis Contracting Co. Limited: Contract 2013-3018, Location of Contract: Highway 23, North of London from Highway 7 to Highway 8.
Capital Paving Inc.: Contract 2014-2054, Location of Contract: Highway 6, North of Burlington from Highway 5 to Hamilton Rd 543, and South of Hamilton from Greens Rd. to Upper James St.
Aecon Construction and Materials Limited: Contract 2014-5106, Location of Contract: Highway 17, East of North Bay from Highway 94 to Highway 531.
Pioneer Construction Inc.: Contract 2014-6001, Location of Contract: Highway 17, East of Kenora between Highway 71 and Gordon Lake Rd.
2015 ORBA Scholarship Recipients
Joe Bunting Scholarship – Awarded to a student entering their final year of a Civil Engineering Technology program at an Ontario college: Amy Isbister, Civil Engineering Technology, Fanshawe College
J.D. Chick Scholarship – Awarded to a student entering their final year of a Civil Engineering program at an Ontario university: Amy Grzywnowicz, Civil Engineering, Western University
ORBA Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship – Awarded to a student entering their first year of a Civil Engineering Technology program at an Ontario college: James Thompson, Civil Engineering Technology, St. Clair College
ORBA Civil Engineering Scholarship – Awarded to a student entering their first year of a Civil Engineering program at an Ontario university: Claudius Dalm, Civil Engineering, Windsor University
More information about the ORBA Awards can be found at orba.org/awards.