St-Georges, QC, May 27, 2022 – BID Group, the North American leader in sawmill equipment manufacturing, automation, installation, and life cycle service, is pleased to announce its plans for a $5 million strategic capital investment to expand its St.-Ephrem, Quebec facility.
The facility will grow by 18,000 square feet, representing a 35% increase in manufacturing space. The larger area will allow for the assembly of the more complex equipment to meet growing demand. The expanded facility will contribute to increasing BID’s ability to deliver its comprehensive line-up of innovative technologies to its highly valued customers.
“We are humbled and honored by the enduring trust from our customers whose successes are driving the need for these types of investments. We are excited to be expanding our presence in the Beauce region of Quebec and to be adding more high-quality jobs to our existing 450-person workforce.” said Adam Infanti, Chief Financial Officer at BID.
Excavation will begin immediately, and construction will be complete in the Fall of 2022. This expansion will create thirty new jobs, primarily for machinists, mechanics, and welders.
Prince George, BC May 5, 2022 – BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from Dunkley Lumber to deliver a sawmill modernization project for its Edgewood Forest Products operation in Saskatchewan. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide start-up services for the project.
“We are excited to partner again with the BID team to apply their industry-leading turnkey solutions to the Edgewood modernization project,” said Dunkley Lumber President, Rob Novak. “This project will deploy the best complement of BID’s state-of-the-art technologies to expand and upgrade the facility and enhance our ability to deliver the highest quality products our customers count on from Dunkley Lumber.”
The project will include a new saw line, trim line, and complete lumber handling system in the sawmill along with two new dry kilns. The project will feature a full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class sawmilling technologies including software, automation systems, and Artificial Intelligence enabled optimization. BID’s Integrated Solutions Team will provide the design, engineering, planning, fabrication, and installation services for this Turnkey project.
“We would like to thank Dunkley Lumber for their continued trust in BID. This is the fourth turnkey project and the second large-scale project announced with Dunkley Lumber within the past year and we are humbled and honored that they have chosen to partner with us again for their next major growth investment,” said Simon Potvin, President Wood Processing at BID Group.
Work on site will begin late in the third quarter of 2022 with start-up staged through early 2023.
St. George, South Carolina, May 3, 2022 – BID Group, the North American leader in sawmill equipment automation, manufacturing, installation, and life cycle service, is pleased to announce the expansion and automation of its St. George, SC operations. The $10.6 million strategic capital investment is targeted at increasing capacity through both productivity gains and facility expansion.
Productivity gains will be achieved through the installation of automated solutions including a large Correa CNC horizontal milling machine, robotic welding cells, and additional CNC machining capacity. The investment also includes the expansion of BID’s manufacturing footprint with the acquisition of the adjacent Dover Hydraulics South facility.
“We would like to thank Dorchester County and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for their contributions to and support of these investments. We are humbled and honored by their continued trust in BID. We are excited to be increasing our presence in South Carolina to support the growing needs of our highly valued customers,” said Adam Infanti, BID’s Chief Financial Officer. “The multiple projects within this investment will allow the company to increase capacity, advance efficiency, and improve lead time.”
The addition of the existing 10,500 square foot Dover building will allow for an accelerated timeline to full operational capability. The new space will be dedicated to the production of BLADE, the recently introduced cutting solutions products and services in BID’s catalogue. Manufacturing of BLADE in St. George will allow high-quality products, service, and support to the company’s southern customer base. The expansion will create over twenty jobs requiring skilled machinists, welders, and drafters.
St. George, South Carolina, May 2, 2022 – BID Group is pleased to announce the continued partnership with Canfor to deliver a sawmill modernization project for its Urbana, Arkansas operation. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide start-up services for the project.
“We are excited to partner with the BID team again to apply their industry-leading turnkey solutions to the Urbana modernization project,” said Stephen Mackie, Executive Vice President, North American Operations at Canfor. “This project will deploy the best complement of BID’s state-of-the-art technologies to modernize the work environment for our valued employees and significantly increase our ability to produce sustainable wood products that will meet the growing needs of our customers.”
The scope for the sawmill will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class wood processing technologies including, a 31’’ VTO Debarker with flare reducer, a high-speed canter line that will allow for increased efficiency processing a broad log profile, software, automation systems, and Artificial Intelligence enabled optimization. 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 Reliability Solutions which will provide comprehensive service, parts, consumables, and upgrades.
“We would like to thank Canfor for their continued trust in BID. This is the second large turnkey project announced with Canfor within the past year and we are humbled and honored that they have chosen to partner with us again for their next major growth investment and ongoing operational excellence,” said Alistair Cook, President and CEO of BID Group.
Work on site will begin in the third quarter of 2022.