Welcome to The BID Group of Companies

The privately owned BID Group family of companies has over 30 years of experience in providing industry leading solutions for its highly valued customers. Powered by Comact, PHL, Deltech, SEC, A&M Manufacturing and BID Group Construction, our company provides innovative, efficient and reliable equipment to exceed our customer’s expectations. Our ability to provide a turn-key solution that includes engineering, project management, installation, startup, and after sales service furthers our strategic value to our customers. The company numbers more than 1,000 employees, based in one of the fourteen locations across continental North America.

BID Group selected to deliver state-of-the-art mill for Two Rivers Lumber Co.

St. George, South Carolina, October 10, 2016 – BID Group of Companies (“BID Group”) is proud to announce its selection by Two Rivers Lumber Co. (“Two Rivers”) to deliver a state-of-the-art turnkey sawmill complex in Demopolis, Alabama. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2017 and will continue throughout the year with mill production scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.

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The BID Group of Companies will be at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo in Portland from September 28-30. Come see us at Booth 437!

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The PHL Website has been completely redesigned with a clear, easy-to-follow tree structure in order to better meet your expectations. Several photos and videos have also been added.

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BID Group selected to deliver $80M state-of-the-art mill for Biewer Lumber

St. George, South Carolina, February 3, 2016 – BID Group of Companies (“BID Group”) is proud to announce its selection by Biewer Lumber (“Biewer”) to deliver a state-of-the-art turnkey mill in Newton, Mississippi. Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2016 and will continue throughout the year with mill production scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.

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SEC merge into COMACT line of products

Salmon Arm, BC – SEC, a subsidiary of the BID Group of Companies, announced today that its line of products will be merging into the COMACT line of products. This strategic decision is part of a plan to offer a completely integrated World Class solution for our Sawmill and Planermill customers. COMACT, as part of its line of products, will offer and support the SEC Fence, Sawmill and Planermill Stackers and stick systems, Tilt Hoist and Pivoting Hook sorters.

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D.G. Forest Products Ltd. Awards Comact a $7 Million Contract for an Optimized Bucking System

Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada – December 15, 2015 – Comact, North America’s leading sawmill equipment manufacturer is proud to announce it has been awarded a large contract by D.G. Forest Products Ltd., a long-time business partner. D.G. Forest Products operates out of Sainte-Aurélie (QC, Canada) and is among the most technologically sophisticated lumber processing plants in Eastern North America.

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The Inauguration of Comact’s Mirabel Facilities: Thoroughly Successful!

Mirabel, QC, December 10 2015 – Comact, North America’s leading sawmill equipment manufacturer, hosted the grand opening of its facilities in Mirabel on Thursday, December 03rd. The event attracted over 200 people, including several clients and business partners. “We are extremely proud to welcome our clients and business partners to our all-new facilities today. This is the perfect opportunity for them to meet our team and see the dynamic environment in which they work. This building was designed to reflect our cutting-edge technology as well as our highly-qualified personnel”, states Stéphane Desjardins, Vice-President for Optimization.

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BID GROUP acquires WaneShear and Ron McGehee

Prince George, BC, December 7, 2015 – The BID Group of Companies announced today that it has acquired WaneShear Technologies, LLC of Ukiah, California, and is pleased to welcome Ron McGehee and his talented team to the BID Group.

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BID Group of Companies is proud to announce that Mr. Steve Dalby has been appointed as Vice President – Business Development.

Graduated in Business Operations Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mr. Dalby has an extensive experience in the sawmill industry, having worked as the Sales Regional Manager for Canada with USNR for over 18 years. The strong experience of Mr. Dalby in our industry as well as his high-level knowledge of the markets places him in an ideal position to lead the BID Group’s business development.

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Comact thinks big and moves to Mirabel

The Optimization division of the well-established wood processing equipment company moves into 30 000 sq ft new facilities.
Mirabel, September 1st 2015 – Comact, one of North America’s leader in the design and manufacturing of equipment for wood processing plants, announces the opening of new facilities in Mirabel, in the greater Montreal area, an important investment that will allow its people to operate and provide services in world-class facilities to its valued customers.

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BID Group announces its partnership with Cumul8 technology

VANCOUVER BC, July 15th 2015 – The BID Group of Companies (“BID Group”) is pleased to announce that Cumul8 division of Eight Solutions Inc. (CSE:ES) (“Eight” or the “Company”) have commenced planning to develop an industry-leading data visualization and analytic solution for the BID Group. This solution will use Cumul8 technology and be exclusively distributed by the BID Group throughout the North American forestry industry.

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Brian Fehr Recognized for His Community Involvement in South Carolina

On April 2nd 2015, Brian Fehr, President and CEO of BID Group, received from the hands of Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, honorary awards for his involvement in the economic development of the county of Dorchester.

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Canadian Forest Industries talks to Comact’s Simon Potvin

Canadian Forest Industries talks to Comact’s Simon Potvin at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo about new products and innovations, as well as Comact’s success in the Canadian market.

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Quebec-based COMACT Expands to Pacific Coast

New branch established in Western USA to serve their customers even better

St. Georges, QC – COMACT, a subsidiary of the BID Group of Companies, announced today that it will be establishing a new “COMACT USA” spare parts and service center in Washington State. This strategic location places Comact in the 4 quarters of North America. Ultimately, the new location will drastically decrease time-to-market and related costs of products that would otherwise be shipped from one of BID/COMACT’s Canadian locations.

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Couple hope to help Children’s Hospital

The BID Group is proud to be a sponsor of the Prince George Community for Kids Golf Tournament being held at Alderhills Golf Course on June 1st. Community for Kids are groups of volunteers that work in their own communities as a committee (in partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

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BID Group donates “Sam+Pam” Playhouse to District of Chetwynd

BID Group is pleased to announce the donation of a playhouse to the District of Chetwynd. The Playhouse was purchased at the annual Canfor Playhouse Challenge.

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Comact Feature: Dorchester Eagle Record

This week, BID Group and Comact were featured in local paper for St. George, SC – the Dorchester Eagle Record.

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BID Welcomes First Employees to COMACT USA

We are proud to welcome the first employees of our new COMACT USA location to the BID Group family.
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Work Progressing a Vavenby’s new Green Energy System

The systems building has been erected and all primary and secondary piping has been installed.
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Mackenzie Project Nearing Completion

Final touches now being completed.
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COMACT – Feature Article, Australian Forests and Timber News

Red Stag Timbers was on mission to find the best and latest technology to facilitate their continued growth path. COMACT was the preferred supplier…
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New COMACT branch in South Carolina

Established to meet growing market in Southeast USA, the new location places COMACT USA strategically in the heart of one of the world’s busiest forestry areas!

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Work continues at Elko construction site.

Upgrades to the sawmill’s debarker are complete. The main planermill building also complete, along with all maintenance shops and interior offices.
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BID Group Acquires COMACT

In April of this year, BID Group acquired controlling interest of Quebec based COMACT, together making us one of North America’s largest mill equipment supply firms.

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