By: The Working Forest Staff
The BID Group has announced it has received an order from Roseburg Forest Products to deliver its first greenfield sawmill complex project in the southern United States. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, and provide full start-up services for the project, located in Weldon, N.C.
“We are excited to partner with the BID team to expand our manufacturing capacity with our first state-of-the-art turnkey lumber facility in the U.S. South,” Roseburg President and CEO Grady Mulbery said. “This project will employ the best compliment of modern technologies to meet our growing consumer demand for the highest quality product, in a region where we own significant timberland. Working with an industry leader like BID provides the confidence that this major project to further enhance our vertical integration will be done right and delivered on time.”
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 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. As the first global platinum partner with Rockwell Automation, and the only one in the wood processing industry, BID group will incorporate Rockwell’s new leading-edge solutions, including site-wide Safety PLC technology.
“We would like to thank Roseburg for their trust in BID, gained through a rigorous and extensive evaluation process, to deliver this project. We are humbled and honored that they have chosen to partner with us for their next major growth investment and ongoing operational excellence” said Alistair Cook, President, and CEO of BID Group.
Work on-site will begin early in 2022 and startup of the sawmill is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.