Vanderhoof mill construction expertise expands into southern U.S.

Vanderhoof-based BID Group of Companies is advancing their foray into southern United States with mechanical support from home.

Vanderhoof-based BID Group of Companies’ construction of Biewer Lumber’s turnkey mill in Newton

Vanderhoof-based BID Group of Companies is advancing their foray into southern United States with mechanical support from home.

Selected by Two Rivers Lumber Co. to deliver a turnkey sawmill complex in Demopolis, Alabama, BID will begin construction in early 2017, with mill production to start in the fall.

Successful execution of the project will require the combined efforts of the company’s facilities located across North America, as well as Two Rivers management.

“A large percentage of the handling equipment for this project will be manufactured and shipped from the Nechako Mechanical shop including, but not limited to, conveyors, decks, wave feeders, transfers, rolls, gates, belts, fences, and sorters,” said Kane Kelly, BID’s vice-president of business optimization. “The Nechako Mechanical shop is an important strategic manufacturing location for the group due to the many efficiencies of this facility, especially in terms of the reliability and quality exemplified in both the team of employees and the finished products.

“This project will also benefit the many local suppliers that are an important component of all BID Group projects.”

The Demopolis sawmill will involve technologies designed, supplied, and installed by the BID Group including a Comact optimized log bucking system, a Comact saw line with profiling systems, and a fully-automated mill outfeed. The planer mill will be equipped with the Miller high speed planer, and the latest Comact GradExpert 2.0. Lumber drying will utilize continuous kiln technology provided through a Deltech dual-path kiln.

As part of BID’s expansion strategy into the southern states, the project with Two Rivers is the second sawmill BID will build in the region within a year. In February, BID was selected by Biewer Lumber to deliver a turnkey mill in Newton, Mississippi.

“The BID Group has built a strategy around delivering turn-key solutions for customers.” Kelly said. “This allows the BID Group to take a project from concept through to completion almost entirely through the diverse offerings contained within the group.

“The BID Group has built a reputation in Canada of executing large scale projects on-time and on-budget and this is now becoming known, and proven, to US customers.”

BID’s original construction company was founded in 1983 by Brian, Ike, and David Fehr in partnership with Bob Derksen and Barrie Topper, starting with construction and fabrication work for Northern B.C. sawmills. The group now operates 11 facilities for forestry-related construction, mechanical, equipment, and transportation across North America.

 

Just Posted

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

RCMP to review actions at Wet’suwet’en pipeline protest camps

Senior Mountie says he hopes protests will be peaceful following deal with hereditary chiefs

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police “exclusion zones” should end.

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty

Twelve-year-old Monica Jack disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike along a highway in Merritt, B.C.

B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months

Premier John Horgan talks forest policy at loggers’ convention

B.C. pair accused of ‘honour-killing’ in India to be extradited within days

Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of conspiracy to commit murder

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

FOCUS: Canada’s revamped impaired driving law brews ‘potential for injustice’

There must be ‘trigger’ for cops to come knocking, Surrey MP says

Barack Obama to speak at Vancouver event

Former U.S. president will speak with board of trade in March

Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says

Investigation found 2,600 people docked illegally for earning income

Most Read