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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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BID Group Announces its Partnership with Cumul8 Technology

The BID Group of Companies (“BID Group”) is pleased to announce that Cumul8 division of Eight Solutions Inc. (CSE:ES) (“Eight” or “the Company”) have commenced planning to develop an industry-leading data visualization and analytic solution for the BID Group. This solution will use Cumul8 technology and be exclusively distributed by the BID Group throughout the […]

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Brian Fehr Recognized for His Community Involvement in South Carolina

Brian Fehr, Chairman and Managing director of BID Group, received honorary awards for his involvement in the economic development of the county of Dorchester from the hands of Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina. Comact USA has been established in the county, specifically in St. George, since 2013. The award was presented to Mr. Fehr […]

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BID Group’s New Green Energy System at Canfor-Vavenby is Progressing

All pipe trusses, from the energy plant to the kiln, have been installed and foundations have begun for the hog conveyors. The systems building has been erected and all primary and secondary piping has been installed. The MCC’s have been installed and devices have been wired to the equipment. Previous update August 2013 Assembly of […]

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Work Nearing Completion at Mackenzie Mill Site

September 2013 Our Mackenzie site job is nearing completion. The log sort area is running. Logs are going through the debarker and accumulating in the sort new decks. For the canter lines, removal of old canters and demolishing of existing support steel has been completed. The new canter support frames have been installed for the […]

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Work Progressing at Elko Sawmill Project

July 2013 Upgrades to the sawmill’s debarker including new barker infeed roll, centering belt conveyor and refurbished barker infeed conveyor are complete. As well, west line cut-to-length infeed transfer decks are now tied into the west debarker. The main planermill building is now complete, along with all maintenance shops and interior offices. The equipment for […]

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BID, Comact USA, Expands to South Carolina

Comact, a subsidiary of the BID Group of Companies, announced today that it will be establishing a new Comact USA manufacturing facility in South Carolina. The strategic location places Comact USA in the heart of one of the world’s busiest forestry areas. Ultimately, the new location will drastically decrease time-to-market and related costs, as compared […]

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BID Group Acquires Quebec-based Comact

The BID Group of Companies, based in BC announced it has acquired controlling interest of Quebec-based Comact. With the combined sawmill equipment design, manufacturing and delivery capabilities it is now one of the largest North American companies of its kind. “This acquisition tremendously strengthens the opportunities for both groups to serve our very busy domestic […]

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