BID Group, the North American leader in sawmill equipment manufacturing, installation, and life cycle services announces it will invest over $2.5 million in state-of-the-art technology at its South Carolina operations. The acquisition of the Correa Axia-70, a large-sized computer numerical control (CNC) traveling column milling machine, will allow the company to perform various machining operations on large mechanical parts (up to 20 feet long and 8 feet high) locally as a part of its ongoing commitment to customer experience excellence. This will be the first Correa Axia-70 installed in the Southeastern United States.
“This investment will enable us to meet our client needs for large mechanical parts and significantly reduce and control delivery lead time. The recent addition of a welding robot and the upcoming installation of the Axia-70 is possible thanks to the recent expansion of the building in St. George. BID is dedicated to constantly improving customer service.” – Simon Grondin, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, BID Group
In connection with the recently announced investment in Vanderhoof (British Columbia), this project is part of BID Group’s global investment plan to modernize and enhance production capabilities at its manufacturing facilities. The mechanical parts manufactured locally using the Axia-70 will contribute to better serving BID’s highly valued customers.
The Axia-70 will be installed in July 2021 and will begin operation in September 2021. This model is also equipped with a rotary table that allows boring operations and the execution of work on different sides of the part by indexing the rotary table. In addition, there is a 120-tool magazine, with an automatic tool changer, to increase the manufacturing speed of the parts. The acquisition of the Axia-70 will create three jobs.