On Tuesday, September 5 during National Trucking Week, the Manitoba Trucking Association hosted a grand re-opening of its renovated office space at 25 Bunting Street in the northwest area of Winnipeg. Thanks to a new two-story 4,400 sq. ft. addition, the MTA facility now boasts two brand new classrooms, expanded staff and meeting facilities, and capabilities for online training and meetings. Glass walls, windows, and skylights on the new addition create a clean, open and airy feel for the new headquarters. Executive Director Terry Shaw says, “We are ecstatic with the final product. Our board decided that we either had to move to larger quarters or renovate and add on to the existing building.

The latter option was most feasible, both from a financial standpoint and in the fact we didn’t want to move into another neighbourhood since many of our members are close by and members have been coming to this same location for 30 years.”

Other unique features include photos of past presidents in the boardroom, a history wall to illustrate a timeline of trucking’s rich past in Manitoba, and a time capsule installed in the reception area.
The Honourable Ron Schuler, Minister of Infrastructure, for the Province of Manitoba, attended the event, gave a brief speech, and assisted MTA President Gary Arnold in the official ribbon cutting and the unveiling of the time capsule.

The grand re-opening was a fitting official kick-off to this impressive facility.

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