In a significant development for the local community, BID Group has collaborated with the Dept. of Labor and Apprenticeship Carolina to launch a groundbreaking apprenticeship program in its Fabrication Shop. The program provides valuable opportunities for aspiring professionals in the manufacturing sector.
BID Group has committed to nurturing talent and strengthening the workforce by offering comprehensive hands-on training and mentorship to apprentices. The selected welding apprentices will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals at the BID Group Fabrication Shop, enabling participants to develop technical skills and a solid foundation in the manufacturing sector. This partnership with the Dept. of Labor ensures the program’s adherence to essential and professional standards.
To support this initiative, the Dept. of Labor and Apprenticeship Carolina will provide resources, oversight and guidance throughout the apprenticeship program. This collaboration highlights the government’s and state’s commitment to fostering skill development and promoting sustainable economic growth in St. George and the surrounding areas.
“By prioritizing the development of the next generation of manufacturing professionals, we are not only investing in their future but also in the sustainable growth of St. George and its neighboring areas. Together, we are nurturing talent, creating opportunities, and strengthening our community’s workforce for long-term success,” comments Simon Potvin, President of Wood Processing at BID.
The initiative offers an alternative pathway for individuals seeking rewarding careers in manufacturing while addressing the industry’s need for skilled workers. BID Group is currently welcoming its first students.
Roseburg announced that Tony Ramm has been named Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Labor, overseeing the company’s human resources, benefits and compensation, recruitment, and environmental health and safety teams.
Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor, Timber Processing January/February 2024
Some of the smartest men and women in the industry have graced the pages of this magazine—and have won the award of Timber Processing Person of the Year. They’ve all been incredibly worthy of this recognition for innovation, commitment and love of the industry they serve. Perhaps none have been quite as innovative as the introverted sawmiller from Georgia named Levi Anderson Pollard, V, whose name is on two of the patents that changed the way the sawmilling world manufactures and dries lumber (and on so many other patents as well).
Walter Jarck, whose career in the forest products industry spanned 65 years and ranged from logging machinery to engineered wood products, died January 3, surrounded by his children, in North Wilkesboro, NC. He was 92.
Carbotech Group has acquired Sawquip, a manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of sawmill equipment for the primary and secondary breakdown of logs into lumber. This acquisition allows Carbotech Group to add on a new field of expertise, providing customers with innovative new solutions for lumber production. Sawquip’s innovative products include log turners and optimized log infeeds, chipping canters, twin and quad circular saw modules, as well as optimized gangs for controlled shape sawing, among others.
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