BID to invest $5 million in Quebec facility
June 1, 2022 | 9:42 am CDT

ST. GEORGES, Quebec -- BID Group, the North American producer of sawmill equipment manufacturing, automation, installation, and life cycle service, will invest in a $5 million strategic capital investment to expand its St.-Ephrem, Quebec, facility.

The facility will grow by 18,000 square feet, representing a 35% increase in manufacturing space. The larger area will allow for the assembly of the more complex equipment to meet growing demand. The expanded facility will contribute to increasing BID’s ability to deliver its comprehensive line-up of innovative technologies to its highly valued customers.

“We are humbled and honored by the enduring trust from our customers whose successes are driving the need for these types of investments. We are excited to be expanding our presence in the Beauce region of Quebec and to be adding more high-quality jobs to our existing 450-person workforce,” said Adam Infanti, Chief Financial Officer at BID.

Excavation will begin immediately, and construction will be complete in the Fall of 2022. This expansion will create thirty new jobs, primarily for machinists, mechanics, and welders.

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