St. George, South Carolina, April 28, 2022 – BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from Claw Forestry Services to deliver its first greenfield sawmill complex project in the southern United States. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, and provide full start-up services for the project, located in Gloster, MS.
“We are excited to partner with the BID team to expand our manufacturing capacity with our first state-of-the-art turnkey lumber facility in the U.S. South,” Claw CEO Billy Van Devender said. “This project will employ the best complement of modern technologies to meet our growing consumer demand for the highest quality product, in a region where we own significant timberland acreage. Working with an industry leader like BID provides the confidence that this major project to further enhance our vertical integration will be done right and delivered on time.”
The new operation will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class wood processing technologies including equipment, software, automation systems, AI-enabled optimization, and its plant-wide Industry 4.0 solution, OPER8™. BID’s Integrated Solutions Team will provide the design, engineering, planning, fabrication, and installation services for this Turnkey project. The sustainment of the plant’s operational life cycle excellence will be supported by BID’s Aftermarket team which will provide its Reliability Program, parts, consumables, and services.
“We would like to thank the Claw team for their trust in BID, gained through a rigorous and extensive evaluation process, to deliver this project. We are humbled and honored that they have chosen to partner with us for their next major growth investment and ongoing operational excellence” said Travis McDonald, Executive Vice President, Integrated Solutions at the BID Group.
Work on site will begin late in 2022 and startup of the sawmill is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.