The Construction Association of Thunder Bay was founded as the Lakehead Builders Exchange in 1949 to foster and advance the interests of those who are directly or indirectly connected with or affected by construction in North-western Ontario. In 1969 The Lakehead Builders Exchange became the Construction Association of Thunder Bay.
To date the Association has a membership of 223 firms, a eight person Board of Directors, and appropriate staff who work together to publish a daily plans notice, weekly newsletter, yearly magazine (Construction Northwest), a membership directory and buyers guide.
On a day to day basis the Association operates a physical and electronic plans room as part of Ontario’s network of 11 construction associations and provides affidavit services, sales of CCDC, CCA and other construction documents, full blueprint and specification copying and scanning services, and disseminates information received from affiliated organizations such as CCA, COCA, CECCO, CLRAO.
The Association facilitates training events which educate its members on the daily operation of their firms. These could be information sessions on current regulations, be it WSIB, MOL, CCRA, procurement to government agencies etc., or training in aspects of safety on a jobsite which may include educational or certification requirements. To assist in the safety training of its members CATB has been a safety group sponsor since 2003. Members benefit from this through rebates on their WSIB premiums.
Throughout the year the Association facilitates and operates networking events such as golf tournaments, curling bonspiels, a Ladies Gala and other special events to acquaint members with one another and improve their understanding of the industry.
Address: 857 North May Street
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3S2
Phone: (807) 622-9645
Fax: (807) 623-2296