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About Bridging North America
Bridging North America (BNA) is WDBA’s private-sector partner responsible for the design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Canadian and US Ports of Entry and the bridge, and to design, build and finance the Michigan Interchange under a public-private partnership agreement (P3). The state of Michigan will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Michigan Interchange.
BNA is comprised of Dragados, Fluor, and Aecon - firms with local experience and knowledge, world-class transportation expertise and a proven ability to deliver bridge, facility and highway infrastructure projects.
Watch the video below to learn how to apply for positions with WDBA or Bridging North America.
Current Employment Opportunities
All the job postings for Bridging North America can be found on the careers pages of our joint venture partner sites. Please note once you click on the links you will be redirected off this site.
To view a listing of current job opportunities with Bridging North America in Windsor, Ontario, please visit Workforce WindsorEssex.
Bridging North America is looking to work with companies that are strong leaders in their respective lines of business and those with exceptional safety records. We are taking a “one-team” approach to choosing suppliers who align with our values and standards.
Instructions for Bidders Tutorial
Watch our Instruction for Bidders tutorial on how to submit proposals for components on the US side of the project.
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Bridging North America (BNA) is the private-sector partner responsible for designing, building, financing, operating, and maintaining the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Skilled Trades Opportunities with Bridging North America
Bridging North America is working with local skilled trades unions to reach project labor agreements that will cover participation on the project. The most active period for construction on the project is expected to occur between 2021-2023, when approximately 70 percent of total work hours will be expended.
BNA directly hires craft workers in Windsor, Ontario.
Please email jobs [at] bnacagp.com to learn more or submit interest.
BNA directly hires craft workers in Detroit, Michigan.
Please email jobs [at] bnausjv.com to learn more or submit interest.
Participating Project Labor Unions
Each participating union has different requirements for becoming a member. Learn more about the specific requirements of each union below.
In Windsor, the following unions will participate on the project:
- Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 625 (LiUNA local 625)
- International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 (IUOE Local 793)
- International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Union, Local 700
In Detroit, the following unions will participate:
- Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2
- Cement Masons, Local Union 514
- Iron Workers, Local Union 25
- Laborers, Local 1191
- Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
- Operating Engineers, Local 324
- Painters, District Council 1
- Teamsters, Local 247
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW Local 58
- Plumbers Local 98
- Pipefitters Local 636
- Sprinkler Fitters Local 704
Local Business Opportunities
Bridging North America (BNA) is the private-sector partner contracted by Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) responsible for designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.
Most of the bid package opportunities for the Design-Build phase of the project have been awarded by BNA. As construction continues, BNA will continue to incorporate vendors for miscellaneous steel works, tools, consumables, safety PPE, and other support items.
Opportunities with Major Subcontractors
BNA is working with Tier 1 subcontractors on the Canadian Port of Entry (POE):
- Vollmer (buildings)
- Sterling Ridge (earthworks and concrete works)
- Amico (civil works)
- CYMI (electrical works)
- CGI (building façade installations)
Please contact procurement [at] bnacagp.com to learn more.
BNA is working with Tier 1 subcontractors on the US Port of Entry (POE):
- Walbridge (building construction)
- Iafrate (concrete works)
- Blaze Contracting (earthworks)
- Shaw Electric (dry utilities)
- Motor City Electric (various electrical works)
- CYMI (buildings electrical works)
- Honeywell (security systems)
Please contact procurement [at] bnausjv.com to learn more.
BNA requires all companies wishing to do business with BNA will be required to complete a qualification questionnaire and provide details about relevant licensing, compliance with federal and/or state or provincial laws related to equal employment opportunities (EEO), financial status, insurance, bonding capacity, quality assurance, and health, safety and environmental (HS&E) ratings.
Business Conduct Expectation
BNA expects all subcontractors, suppliers and vendors BNA works with to understand its requirements and expectations for conducting business with the highest standards of integrity.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
BNA will engage, employ and contract Detroit residents and Detroit-based and Detroit-headquartered businesses. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals established for this project is 2.15% of the cost of the construction and engineering work needed to complete the Michigan Interchange and the portion of the bridge that is located in Michigan.
2021 Annual Procurement Summit Virtual Events
October 19 & 20, 2021 – More than 185 representatives attended the Annual Procurement Summit Virtual events hosted by Bridging North America and Tier One Subcontractors for the project. The events provided an opportunity to learn about Bridging North America’s procurement process and opportunities in Canada and the US and to connect directly with representatives of the project and other companies.
2020 Meet the Contractor Virtual Events
October 28 & 29, 2020 – More than 120 representatives from local businesses attended the virtual Meet the Contractor events hosted by Bridging North America and Tier One Subcontractors for the project. The events provided an opportunity to learn about Bridging North America’s procurement process and network with representatives of the project and other companies.
2019 Vendor Summits
November 13 & 20, 2019 — More than 800 representatives from local businesses and companies attended Vendor Summits in Windsor and Detroit. The events provided an opportunity to learn about Bridging North America’s procurement process and upcoming contracting opportunities.