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BID to deliver a new state-of-the-art sawmill facility for Canfor

August 3, 2022  By BID Group

BID Group will be partnering with Canfor Corporation to deliver a new state-of-the-art sawmill complex in southern Alabama. 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 thrilled to partner with the BID team again to continue our investment in world-class manufacturing operations applying state-of-the-art technologies that enhance our sustainability objectives. This project will employ the best complement of modern technologies to meet our growing customer demand for the highest quality products, enhance our sustainability goals, and transform our workplace to offer employees a modern facility that will operate for generations to come,”said Stephen Mackie, executive vice-president, North American operations, Canfor.

“Working with an industry leader like BID provides the confidence that this major project will be done right and delivered on time,” he added.

The new operation will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class wood processing technologies including equipment, software, automation systems, Artificial Intelligence-enabled optimization, and the plant-wide Industry 4.0 solution, OPER8.


BID’s Integrated Solutions Team will provide the design, engineering, planning, fabrication, and installation services for this Turnkey project. The sustainment of the plant’s operational life cycle excellence will be supported by BID’s Reliability program which will provide comprehensive service, parts, consumables, and upgrades. The project will incorporate new leading-edge solutions from its strategic partner Rockwell.

“We would like to thank Canfor for their ongoing trust in our people and technologies. We are humbled that they have chosen to partner with us again for their next significant capital investment and ongoing operational excellence,” said Alistair Cook, president and CEO of BID Group.

Work on site will begin late in 2023 and startup of the sawmill is scheduled for the third quarter of 2024.


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