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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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BID Acquires TriDelta, Tracer & Striker Bilt

The BID Group (“BID”) today is announcing the acquisition of the following entities; TriDelta Systems Automation, LLC (“TriDelta”) Tracer Electrical Contractors, Inc (“Tracer”) Striker Bilt, LLC (“Striker”) Founded in 2001, TriDelta specializes in design, build, installation and integration of programming and control systems. With extensive experience in the forest products, plastics and food industries, TriDelta […]

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BID Group Team addition in the South – Travis McDonald

We am pleased to announce that Travis McDonald has accepted the position of Senior Vice-President, US Construction effective June 11, 2018. Travis is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Mechanical Engineering and has spent his entire 24-year career in the “wood” business. Travis has broad and deep experience in design engineering and capital […]

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BID Group Team addition in the South – Crystal McDonald

We are pleased to announce that Crystal McDonald has accepted the position of Director of Finance, US Operations, effective June 7, 2018. Crystal is a graduate of Francis Marion University (Florence, SC) with a degree in Accounting.  For the past 18 years, she was employed  in various financial roles of increasing responsibilities including Corporate Controller […]

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BID Acquires Vibra-Pro Company

The BID Group (“BID”) announced today that it has acquired Vibra-Pro Company, Inc. (“Vibra-Pro”) of Boise, Idaho. A welcome addition to BID, Vibra-Pro is a Leader in the Design and Innovation of Vibrating Equipment. Vibra-Pro’s staff has a combined experience of over 200 years in the application, design, and manufacture of vibrating equipment for a […]

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Georgia-Pacific Selects BID Group to Deliver State-of- the-Art Lumber Facility in Talladega

The BID Group is proud to announce its selection by Georgia-Pacific to deliver a state-of- the-art turnkey lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama. Construction will begin in October 2017 with the mill scheduled to be up and running in September 2018. Powered by Comact, DelTech, Miller and MoCo products, the successful execution of the project will […]

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Two Rivers Mill Start-Up on Schedule

Demopolis, AB – The new Two Rivers Lumber sawmill, which broke ground in January 2017, had construction completed in August 2017. The mill began operation on schedule at the beginning of September 2017 and is now up and running in Demopolis, Alabama. This turn-key sawmill features state-of- the-art technologies specifically designed, supplied, and installed by the […]

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The BID Group Acquires Spokane-Based MoCo

Group (“BID”) announced today that it has acquired MoCo Engineering and Fabrication Inc. (“MoCo”) of Spokane, WA. A welcome addition to BID, MoCo is a leading manufacturer of sawmilling equipment, specializing in stickering lumber stackers and stick recovery systems. The combination of MoCo’s industry leading reputation and a joint dedication to customer service continues BID’s […]

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BID Group Holdings Ltd Completes Private Capital Raise with Highland West Capital Ltd

BID Group Holdings Ltd. (“BID”) is pleased to announce the successful closing of an equity investment into the company. The transaction, led by Highland West Capital Ltd. (“HWCL”), brings a leading group of institutional investors (the “Investor Group”), into the BID team. The Investor Group has partnered with BID to support the continued growth and […]

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