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Press Release: Shows Commitment to STEM Education with Ten Years as FIRST® Robotics Sponsor

2017 National Diamond Supplier and Sponsor of Multiple Regional Teams Gives Technical Experience and Real World Job Skills to Students


Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, is celebrating a decade of committed support to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as it continues to sponsor the FIRST® Robotics programs. In 2017, Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) is a Diamond Supplier at the national level and supports four regional teams who are learning the importance of STEM-based academics, as well as the needed 21st century work skills of problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Director of Marketing Wins Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

Melsha Winchester Honored for Outstanding Leadership & Influence in Manufacturing Industry


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, today announced that Melsha Winchester, Director of Marketing, was selected as one of the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award winners for 2017. The STEP Ahead Awards, part of The Manufacturing Institute’s larger STEP Ahead initiative, honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group President Pamela Kan Wins WPO Award for Economic Empowerment

Commitment Cited in Helping Women in Manufacturing and STEM Careers


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, recently announced that president Pamela Kan was awarded the prestigious Mary Lehman MacLachlan Economic Empowerment Award from the Women President’s Organization (WPO) at the group’s annual conference in April. The award is considered one of WPO’s most prestigious honors. Kan’s selection was in part based on her longtime personal and professional focus on helping women succeed in manufacturing and STEM careers.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Announces Most Creative Award Winners From Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair

Annual Event Provides Hands-On STEM Opportunity for More than 200 Local Students


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, today announced the Most Creative Award winners from the recent Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). More than 200 students showcased 145 projects at the 11th annual event held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. and BWG was a business sponsor for the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Promotes Importance of STEM Education as Diamond Supplier of FIRST Robotics Competition

Commitment of Funds, Products for Nine Consecutive Years Provides Job Skills and Life-Changing Opportunities for Students


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, is promoting the ongoing importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as a Diamond Supplier for the 2016 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®). With nine years of sponsorsing the FIRST program, Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) has helped thousands of students learn vital academic and technical skills, as well as needed job requirements such as critical thinking, cooperation, leadership and time management.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group President Honored with 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Pamela Kan Selected as one of the World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, announced that company president, Pamela Kan, has received one of the prestigious 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards.

Award winners must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship and stand out as leaders in their communities.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Announces Linear Motion Veteran as New Director of Distribution Sales

Dan Passero Will Drive New Market Opportunities and Customer Focused Solutions


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, recently announced that Dan Passero has been named the company’s Director of Distribution Sales.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group President Selected to Lead Efforts Focused on Women & Minorities for Industrial Careers Pathway Initiative

Pamela Kan Brings Experience and Passion to Alliance Roles


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, announced that company president, Pamela Kan, has been selected to serve in dual roles with the Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) initiative.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Celebrates 65th Anniversary With Stronger Than Ever Products and Services

Company Proud of its History in Providing Customers with the Best and Most Diverse Set of Linear Motion Solutions to Meet Their Changing Needs


Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. As a company formed in 1950 to manufacture truck accessories to a thriving and growing business today that provides high-quality linear and rotary motion product lines, BWG’s focus on motion, innovation and quality have remained constant.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Welcomes School and Community Tours During Manufacturing Day 2015

National Event Showcases Benefits of Modern Manufacturing to Younger Generation


Bishop-Wisecarver is again taking the lead in Contra Costa County as a host for the national Manufacturing Day 2015 event. Also known as MFG DAY, this annual event is a coordinated effort by North American manufacturers to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.

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Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Expands Product Offering with Acquisition of Specialty Motions, Inc. Linear Actuator Product Lines

Addition of SMI4Motion linear actuators will enable BWG to service all markets and customers needing linear motion technology


Pittsburg, Calif. – August 13, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, today announced it has acquired Specialty Motions, Inc.’s (SMI) linear actuator product line. Complementing BWG’s existing line of high-end linear actuators, the addition of the SMI4Motion product offering will enable BWG to expand the markets it serves by offering a wider range of linear actuators that meet the diverse requirements and product specifications of its customers.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group Strengthens Product Portfolio with the Addition of High-Quality AC Servo Motors

Product Line Addition Enables the Purchase of Servo Motors and Actuators from the Same Trusted Supplier


Pittsburg, Calif. – August 5, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, announced today it has expanded its product offering to include DMV Series AC Servo Motors in a variety of frame sizes. Sourced from a high-quality Japanese supplier, and featuring an industry- leading 18-month warranty, the new DMV Servo Motors demonstrate BWG’s commitment to continually enhancing the customer experience.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group to Exhibit at 2015 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

Pamela Kan, President of Woman-Owned Manufacturing and Engineering Company, Talking at Booth #1442


Pittsburg, Calif. – June 16, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) is a woman-owned family of WBENC-certified (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) companies that work with manufacturers to engineer, manufacture and build linear and rotary motion solutions, custom complex assemblies and optimal embedded intelligence systems. Pamela Kan, Bishop-Wisecarver Group President, will be available to discuss her company’s manufacturing and engineering expertise that has provided customers with automation solutions and guided motion technology since 1950.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group Provides $2000 in Scholarships and Support to Local Eagle Scouts

Scholarships Given in Honor of Bishop-Wisecarver Founder, Bud Wisecarver, and his Naturalist Brother, Bob Cooke Wisecarver


Pittsburg, Calif. – April 28, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, announced it is providing two $1000 scholarships for Eagle Scouts from the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council in honor of Bud Wisecarver, founder of Bishop-Wisecarver, and his late brother, Bob Cooke Wisecarver, an Eagle Scout and naturalist in the Bay Area. The scholarships will be awarded at the annual Eagle Scout, Quartermaster, Silver Award Recognition Banquet on May 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville, Calif.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group Continues Support of STEM Education as Diamond Supplier of FIRST Robotics Competition

Eight years of sponsoring innovative teams and donating equipment impacts thousands of high school students


Pittsburg, Calif. – March 19, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, continues its longstanding commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as a Diamond Supplier for the 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®). In addition, the company is sponsoring four California-based FIRST® teams to help fund their projects and travel to regional competitions. Designation as a Diamond Supplier means Bishop-Wisecarver has donated between $150,00-$250,000 for the 2015 competition and includes in-kind donations of their DualVee® Linear Guide Track, part of the DualVee product line, which is a group of simple components used by industrial equipment makers for linear and rotary guided motion applications.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Launches New Digital Product Catalog with Pardot Marketing Automation Integration

Industrial Manufacturer Now Provides Free Downloadable Content in more than 150 Formats


Cincinnati, Ohio – February 3, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation (BWC), a leader in linear and rotary motion components has launched an all-new digital product catalog, built by CADENAS PARTsolutions. The catalog, which can be found at www.bwc.com was the result of numerous customer requests for models in a wider variety of native CAD formats. In addition to meeting customer demands, the BWC digital product catalog will serve as a primary driver of marketing data with a direct integration to their Pardot marketing automation software.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group's DualVee Vacuum Wheels Selected as Finalist in the Golden Mousetrap Awards

Dualvee Vacuum Wheels Finalist in the Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices Category


Pittsburg, Calif. – January 22, 2015 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, announced today that Dualvee® Vacuum Wheels have been selected as a finalist in the 14th Annual Golden Mousetrap Awards in the Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices category. The Awards, sponsored by Design News, celebrate the companies, products and people who are energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Winners in the 16 technology categories will be announced at the Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony February 10, 2015, in Anaheim, California.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group President Selected as one of the Astra Leadership Forum Committee Representatives

Pamela Kan to Expand Her Role at Astra


Pittsburg, Calif. – November 18, 2014 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies, announced today that their President, Pamela Kan, has been selected as one of the Astra Leadership Forum Committee Representatives (FCR). Astra is a regional partner organization for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the national organization providing certification for women-owned business. Kan will serve in this new role while also maintaining her position as Astra's founding chair of the Women in Manufacturing Group.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Launches Stainless DualVee Vacuum Wheels!

Bishop-Wisecarver Introduces Stainless DualVee Vacuum Wheels


Pittsburg, CA - March 27, 2014 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a woman-owned family of WBENC certified companies offering guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic based engineering services announced today the release of a new DualVee® guide wheel specifically designed for use in vacuum environments.

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