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BID to Partner with Georgia-Pacific to Modernize Pineland, Texas Lumber Complex

BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from Georgia-Pacific to deliver a new sawmill at its Pineland, TX operation which will replace the existing stud mill. The investment will also include the addition of new debarking, log processing line, a continuous dry kiln, and a new high-speed planer. Through its industry-leading […]

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BID to Deliver a Second State-of-the-Art Turnkey Facility for Hunt and Tolko Partnership

BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from the Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Joint Venture Partnership, to deliver a greenfield sawmill complex project in Louisiana. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. […]

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Rockwell Automation Selects BID Group as the First Platinum Partner to its OEM Partner Program

BID Group is pleased to announce Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, selected BID as the first company, and only company in the Wood Processing industry, to be designated as a Platinum OEM Partner in the newly evolved global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner Program. BID, […]

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BID to Deliver a New State-of-the-Art Turnkey Facility for Roseburg Forest Products

BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from Roseburg Forest Products 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 Weldon, […]

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BID to Deliver a New State-of-the-Art Turnkey Facility for Canadian Forest Products

BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from Canfor Corporation (Canfor) to deliver a greenfield sawmill complex project in Beauregard Parish, near DeRidder, Louisiana. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. “We are […]

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BID Group to Modernize Its Manufacturing Operations in South Carolina, US

  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 […]

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BID Group in Automation World Magazine

BID Group is proud to share the news of its appearance in the popular Automation World magazine. The article covers the different stages of BID’s digital transformation, which includes the adoption of PTC’s ThingWorx IIoT (Intelligent Internet of Things) platform and Vuforia’s augmented reality technologies. BID’s new remote service and support offer reflects some of […]

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BID Group to Deliver Idaho Forest Group’s First Facility in Southern USA

BID Group (“BID”) is pleased to announce it has received an order from Idaho Forest Group (“IFG”) to deliver its first greenfield sawmill complex project in the Southern United States. In addition to managing engineering, design, and construction of the facility through its Integrated Solutions Team, BID will supply a complete range of industry-leading technologies […]

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BID to Deliver a Second State-of-the-Art Turnkey Facility for Biewer Lumber

BID Group is pleased to announce it has received an order from Biewer Lumber to deliver its second greenfield sawmill complex project in the southern United States. Through its industry-leading, comprehensive Turnkey solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, and provide full start-up services for the project. “We have developed a great trust in […]

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PotlatchDeltic has selected BID Group’s OPER8™ as its Industrial IoT Solutions Platform

We are pleased to announce that PotlatchDeltic has selected BID Group’s OPER8™ as its Industrial IoT (‘IIoT’) Solutions Platform.  OPER8™ was chosen through a competitive process that included several strong Industrial IoT competitors. OPER8™ is the only purpose-built IIoT solution for the Wood Processing Industry. Wrapping around and extending through new and legacy equipment, technologies, and […]

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BID Group to Modernize Its Manufacturing Operations in Vanderhoof, BC

Prince George, BC – BID Group, the North American leader in sawmill equipment manufacturing, installation, and life cycle services announces it will invest over $3.5 million at its Vanderhoof operations to create a steel pattern preparation center using the latest laser and plasma technology. The company will purchase high-speed laser cutting equipment as well as oxy/fuel […]

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BID is Pleased to Announce a New Strategic Partnership with Cisco

BID is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Cisco. Cisco’s world-class technologies will allow BID Group to maintain the highest product quality standards while delivering new value-added services. The partnership further strengthens the Company’s ongoing efforts to offer industry-leading product lifecycle excellence and the highest level of satisfaction to our valued customers.

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Remembrance & Veterans Day

It has been said that “a hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom.” Today all of us in the BID family join together in thanking the heroes, on both sides of the border, who have answered that call – past, present, and come what may. We offer our undying gratitude for […]

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BID Group Continues its Digital Transformation with the Deployment of Vuforia AR Enterprise Suite

Company will Leverage PTC’s Vuforia Chalk to Complete Remote Service Calls AR Deployment also Includes PTC’s Vuforia Studio and Vuforia Expert Capture Offerings Prince George, Canada — The BID Group of Companies (“BID”), a privately-held, global leader in the forest products industry has expanded upon its use of PTC’s (NASDAQ: PTC) award-winning products to include PTC’s […]

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Change within the BID Group Executive Team

As we continue our pursuit of being the best in what we do, I am pleased to announce that Rick Wilson, our current Chief Financial Officer, will take on the newly established role of Executive Vice-President, Business Optimization. Rick and team have done a terrific job of laying the foundation for business analytics and profitability. […]

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Canal Flats, BC Facility Permanent Closure

TO: All BID Group employees Subject: Canal Flats, BC facility permanent closure Today, we made the difficult decision to inform our employees of the permanent closure at our Canal Flats, BC manufacturing facility. Market conditions continue to deteriorate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with many of our customers announcing both production curtailments and […]

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BID Group to Leverage PTC ThingWorx to Improve Factory Operations and Digitally Transform the Lumber Processing Industry

BID Group to Develop Products for the Next Generation of Digitally Connected Lumber Facilities with ThingWorx   BID Group today announced that it will leverage PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial Internet of Things platform to develop BID Group’s next generation predictive analytics product. The digitally connected offering, “OPER8”, is being designed to enable lumber mills to maximize […]

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BID Group Technical Product Conference

Please join us for the most comprehensive Technical Product Conference in the Sawmill industry on November 5th, 6th, & 7th as we explain why to consider the BID Group as your source for complete and innovative solutions. See Full Agenda (pdf). The conference will highlight: Our State-of-the-art Products Turnkey Capabilities Reliability Solutions The Connected Mill […]

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Brian Fehr and Ron McGehee to Present at TPEE on Unlocking the Turnkey Strategy

Brian Fehr and Ron McGehee will be speaking at the Timber Processing and Energy Expo (TPEE) on Unlocking the Turnkey Strategy. With more than 35 years of experience and facilities throughout North America, the BID Group is the leading integrated supplier of turnkey solutions for equipment, technology and service to the forest products industry. From […]

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Brian Fehr to receive Order of British Columbia

The BID Group’s Brian Fehr is among 14 people who will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia this fall. “I am so pleased to share congratulations with the inspiring individuals joining the Order of British Columbia this year,” announced Lt. Gov. Janet Austin, chancellor of the order, in a news release. “These exceptional […]

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