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

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...

BID Group completes purchase of Smith Sawmill Service
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BID Group completes purchase of Smith Sawmill Service

BID Group has completed the purchase of Smith Sawmill Service, which was previously announced in June. “We are very excited to welcome our friends at Smith’s facilities in Timpson, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana, and Polkton, North Carolina, to the BID team,” said Alistair Cook, president and CEO at BID. “The combination of our organizations brings together...

Western Forest Products appoints new president and CEO Steven Hofer
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Western Forest Products appoints new president and CEO Steven Hofer

Western Forest Products has appointed Steven Hofer as its president and CEO and a member of the company’s board of directors effective September 7, 2022. Hofer succeeds Don Demens, who will remain at Western in an advisory capacity until March 31, 2023 to ensure a seamless transition. Demens will step down from the board effective...

BID Group enters agreement to acquire Smith Sawmill Service
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BID Group enters agreement to acquire Smith Sawmill Service

BID Group has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Smith Sawmill Service. The transaction brings together two customer-focused organizations and further expands BID’s industry-leading operational life cycle product and service offerings to include the essential recurring saw and tooling capabilities required to support modern wood processing operations. Smith Sawmill Service is one...

PotlatchDeltic eyes $131M expansion of Arkansas sawmill
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PotlatchDeltic eyes $131M expansion of Arkansas sawmill

PotlatchDeltic announced that it is investing $131 million to expand and modernize its Waldo sawmill in Columbia County, Arkansas. The project will increase the mill’s annual capacity from 190 million board feet of dimensional lumber to approximately 275 million board feet. The investment will also reduce the mill’s operating costs significantly. “The Waldo investment is...