BID Will Upgrade Carolina Facility

BID Group has announced it will invest more than $2.5 million in state-of-the-art technology at its South Carolina operations in St. George.

The acquisition of the Correa Axia-70, a large-sized computer numerical control (CNC) traveling column milling machine, will allow the company to perform various machining operations on large mechanical parts (up to 20 ft. long and 8 ft. high) locally as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to customer experience excellence. This will be the first Correa Axia-70 installed in the Southeastern U.S. the company reports.

“This investment will enable us to meet our client needs for large mechanical parts and significantly reduce and control delivery lead time,” comments Simon Grondin, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, BID Group. “The recent addition of a welding robot and the upcoming installation of the Axia-70 is possible thanks to the recent expansion of the building in St. George. BID is dedicated to constantly improve customer service.”

In connection with a recently announced investment in Vanderhoof (British Columbia), this project is part of BID Group’s global investment plan to modernize and enhance production capabilities at its manufacturing facilities. The mechanical parts manufactured locally using the Axia-70 will contribute to better serve BID’s highly valued customers.

The Axia-70 is expected to be in operation this September. This model is also equipped with a rotary table that allows boring operations and the execution of work on different sides of the part by indexing the rotary table. In addition, there is a 120 tools magazine, with an automatic tool changer, to increase the manufacturing speed of the parts. The acquisition of the Axia-70 will create three jobs.

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