BID Group announces 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.
Work on site will begin in the 4Q 2022 and commissioning of the facility is scheduled for the 1Q 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.
BID Group is a global leader in transformational wood processing technologies and integrated solutions.