BID Group recently announced it has received an order from Georgia-Pacific to deliver a new sawmill at its Pineland, TX operation which will replace the existing stud mill. The investment will also include the addition of new debarking, log processing line, a continuous dry kiln, and a new high-speed planer. 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.
“We are excited to partner with the BID team again to continue expanding our manufacturing capacity and modernizing our lumber facilities in the U.S. South,” Georgia-Pacific Lumber President Fritz Mason said. “This project will employ the best complement of modern technologies to meet our growing consumer demand for the highest quality product, in a facility that has been a premier operation since the early 1900’s. 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 BID’s best-in-class wood processing technologies including equipment, software, automation systems, and AI-enabled optimization. BID’s Integrated Solutions Team will provide the design, engineering, planning, fabrication, and installation services for this Turnkey project.
“We would like to thank Georgia-Pacific for their continuing trust in BID, gained through a series of ventures together, 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.
Photo: Georgia-Pacific Lumber President Fritz Mason