Grand opening of the BID Group Research and Development centre
By BID Group
Sept. 12, 2018 - In January of 2017, the BID Group proudly announced the establishment of the BID Group Research and Development Center dedicated to support our seven design and manufacturing plants across North America. The location selected for this new world class centre of excellence was St-Georges de Beauce, Que.
The second phase of the new facility is now complete, showcasing a total investment of $1.5 million and a 5,000 square foot expansion to the existing plant. The R&D Center will enable BID Group to maintain its technological lead in the sawmilling industry and in the delivery of turnkey solutions to the marketplace. The centre also signals a strong commitment to the 450 employees in Beauce as well as the 1800 across North America. "This investment is one for the future of our company and our workers in Beauce and across North America" says Simon Potvin, executive vice-president of wood products operations.
On Sept. 6, 2018 the grand opening ceremony and guided tour of the premises took place. Attended by political delegates, customers, suppliers and the president and chief executive officer of BID Group. "This centre allows us to better design, manufacture and test new ideas” comments Bernard Giguère, vice-president of research and development.
The ribbon cutting was officiated by Claude Morin, Mayor of Saint-Georges, Simon Potvin, executive vice-president, wood products operations, Paul Busque, Member of Provincial Parliament, Bernard Giguère vice-president research and development, and Alistair Cook, president and chief executive officer of BID Group.
With over 35 years of experience and facilities throughout North America, the BID Group is the leading integrated supplier of turnkey solutions for equipment, technology, data analytics and service to the forest products industry. The BID Group team creates strategic value to its customers with industry-leading response time, execution, and support.