BID to build ArbaBlox's first state-of-the-art turnkey composite pallet block plant in Winona, Mississippi; through its wood processing integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, install, provide start-up services for US$53M project

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ST. GEORGE, South Carolina , September 22, 2022 (press release) –

BID Group is excited to announce a new partnership with ArbaBlox Inc. to build its first state-of-the-art turnkey composite pallet block plant in Winona, Mississippi. Through its industry-leading wood processing integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, install, and provide start-up services for the $53 million project, the largest of its kind in the country. The new operation will incorporate BID’s OPER8 platform, the only purpose-built, out-of-the-box industrial IoT solution in the wood processing industry. Wood panel expert, IMAL-PAL Group will provide the equipment and technology for the project.


“ArbaBlox is pleased to have BID Group as its turnkey partner for its new state-of-the-art composite pallet block manufacturing facility. We chose BID because of their excellent track record in delivering integrated projects within the wood processing industry and we are delighted to have them on the Winona project with us” said Ed Milburn, CEO at ArbaBlox.


Work on site will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and commissioning of the facility is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024. Fiber supply for the plant will come from Biewer Lumber’s Winona, MS facility which commenced operations in January 2022.
ArbaBlox and the BID Biomass team will begin the development phase of a second project late in 2022.


“We would like to thank ArbaBlox for their trust in our people and integrated solutions. We are humbled that they have chosen to partner with us for their significant capital investment strategy” said Travis McDonald, Executive Vice President, Integrated Solutions at BID. “The ArbaBlox projects will be the first of many for the BID Biomass Division which intends to deliver value-added solutions for sawmill residual products.”


About BID Group
Since 1924, the privately-owned BID Group has been providing industry-leading solutions for its highly valued customers. As one of the largest integrated suppliers to the wood processing industry, and the North American leader in the field, BID Group is your one-stop source for guaranteed, comprehensive, and innovative solutions. The ability to provide complete, smart connected, turnkey manufacturing facilities that includes engineering, project management, equipment, software, installation, startup, and after sales parts and services is the BID Group companies' strategic value to its customers. The company has offices in 18 locations situated to serve the predominant wood processing regions of North America. Learn more about BID at www.bidgroup.ca.

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