Over the last 35+ years, we’ve been serving clients throughout the industry by designing, building, equipping, and automating sawmills, as well as training the people who support them.

The proof is in: BID Group’s turnkey mills deliver top-quartile profitability compared to other existing sawmills.
With reduced construction and ramp-up periods, your mill provides a quicker payback and improved return on capital. Our turnkey approach reduces owner effort, risk, and wasted money resulting in a modern and top-performing mill right out of the gate. BID Group is the only company in our industry proven to effectively design, fabricate, install, and commission both large and small capital projects.


BID incorporates our front-end engineering skills with project management expertise, full-spectrum product and service networks, and logistics knowledge.

Drawing from industry-leading capabilities across our comprehensive ecosystem, BID designs and executes large-scale, complex project design, construction, installation, commissioning, and handover.

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Turnkey Traditional Approach
  • Typically one provider
  • With constant innovations, BID Group provides all core equipments, technologies and services.
  • A variety of sources depending on historic purchasing & fibre source
  • Decisions are often left to regional managers
  • 9-months for BID Group, yet to see replicated by other providers
  • 12-24 months
Ramp-up to full production
  • 3-6 months
  • 9-12 months
Upfront cost
  • ~$400-500/mfbm
  • ~$500-600/mfbm
  • Faster construction period and more efficient ramp-up provides full production up to a year faster
  • Mill wide performance tests provide stronger guarantees
  • Leverages enormous ramp-up / sawmilling expertise within the BID Group
  • One stop shop approach avoids finger pointing in the tough start-up process
  • Source “best-in-class” brand for each product
  • Aligns with current company knowledge, training, spares, etc

BID handles everything: all you have to do is turn the key


We pride ourselves on our customer-centered approach, our commitment to the highest quality service, and a laser-sharp focus on assured delivery and operational performance.

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BID innovation has supported 4 of the last 5 “Timber Processing Person of the Year” winners

“Biewer would like to thank the BID Team on completing another Greenfield Turnkey project in less than 12 months. Winona had its challenges with Covid and Supply Chain issues, but the Team did an unbelievable job to complete this project on Schedule!! There is an unbelievable amount of detail that goes into these projects from Design, Engineering, Build and Startup! Biewer was very thankful to have BID Group on our Team!! Truely remarkable what was accomplished in Winona!! Winona, MS, plant delivered end of 2021”

Tim Biewer, President at Biewer Lumber

14 of the last 16 major new build sawmills constructed in the U.S. South were BID projects

BID has developed an integrated, technology-driven solution to advance and optimize Wood Processing performance

Two Rivers Lumber
Demopolis, AL

Jordan Lumber
Mt. Gilead, NC

Biewer Lumber
Newton, MS


Our 360-degree approach ensures minimal effort on your part.

Operational Lifecycle Excellence starts here

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We’re the catalyst for your future

Sustained growth can only be achieved through a commitment to operational lifecycle excellence—regardless of market conditions and fast-paced changes. Excel with BID.