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  1. Top 10 Photos from MFGDay19 AKA “Disneyland of Manufacturing”

    Top 10 Photos from MFGDay19 AKA “Disneyland of Manufacturing”
    At Bishop-Wisecarver, we LOVE celebrating MFGDay! Our team looks forward to it each year and spends months planning new ways to showcase what we do as a motion solutions provider, as well as the opportunities of a manufacturing career. This year was one of our largest events to date. So large in fact, that we ended up hosting two days of events at our facility to accommodate everyone interested and ensure they received a personalized, meaningful experience.
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  2. Bringing Packaging Automation Solutions to PACK EXPO

    Bringing Packaging Automation Solutions to PACK EXPO
    “Tell us about your toughest packaging automation challenge.”

    That was our welcoming statement to booth visitors at the recent PACK EXPO event in Las Vegas, where more than 30K attendees converged to find the latest technologies and solutions to all their packaging challenges. And once we knew their particular issue, we could follow up with multiple solutions as Bishop-Wisecarver has been in business nearly 70 years and has worked with the packaging industry since that first decade.

    With multiple patents showing our experience, and several engineers on hand that love to solve problems, the discussions in the booth were interesting for both our team and the customers.
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  3. Speeding Up, Being Smart, Taking the Stage

    Speeding Up, Being Smart, Taking the Stage
    One of the core values at Bishop-Wisecarver is the “Need for Speed and Think Smartly” in all activities. Key word – ALL. This past summer, two Bishop-Wisecarver employees were on stages at large vendor events discussing ways they had helped the company think smartly on various internal business processes. While customers may not see these efforts directly, they appreciate the results as these propel the company’s Signature Experience of unmatched quality, reliability and service.
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  4. Embracing the Pioneering Spirit Through Education at Bishop-Wisecarver

    Embracing the Pioneering Spirit Through Education at Bishop-Wisecarver
    One of the reasons Bishop-Wisecarver has remained successful for nearly 70 years is the company’s focus on four core values. These values guide everything from the design and manufacturing of products to the Signature Experience provided to customers and the positive work environment for employees. “Embrace the pioneering spirit”, one of the core values, encourages creativity, unconventional thinking and continuous education for all employees.
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  5. Pudding and Proof in Motion

    Pudding and Proof in Motion
    The proof is in the pudding. It’s an old phrase, and one where the actual words are debated, but the intended meaning has remained according to Merriam-Webster “that the real worth, success, or effectiveness of something can only be determined by putting it to the test by trying or using it, appearances and promises aside.”
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  6. Creators Wanted: NAM 2019 State of Manufacturing Tour Includes Bishop-Wisecarver & Local High School

    Creators Wanted: NAM 2019 State of Manufacturing Tour Includes Bishop-Wisecarver & Local High School
    “Manufacturers in America are part of the solution to nearly all of our pressing global challenges.”
    ~Jay Timmons, President & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

    This quote is heard in the NAM State of Manufacturing Tour 2019 video highlighting their Creators Wanted campaign and on-site discussions and visits earlier this year with manufacturers, teachers, students, government officials and business leaders from eight states. Bishop-Wisecarver was one of the sites for this year’s visit to California and Pamela Kan, Bishop-Wisecarver President, hosted a roundtable discussion.
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  7. Vee Guide Wheel Based Technology – The Right Fit for Harsh & Contaminated Environments

    Vee Guide Wheel Based Technology – The Right Fit for Harsh & Contaminated Environments
    Applications in harsh and contaminated environments often exhibit low durability or premature failure which require frequent service or replacement. Either option means additional time and money spent, and often, a loss of revenue for machinery down time during the process. It causes multiple challenges for busy companies, which is why Bishop-Wisecarver has focused on manufacturing linear motion products that can withstand these extreme environments.
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  8. Reducing Mechanical Wear in Food Processing while Increasing Productivity

    Reducing Mechanical Wear in Food Processing while Increasing Productivity
    Food processing manufacturers have an increasing number of challenges, whether they are processing vegetables and fruit, filling pastries and baked goods, or cutting meat. This includes keeping up with sanitation, safety and maintenance requirements while maintaining throughput and production quality.
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  9. Leading the Family Legacy – Podcast with Pamela

    Leading the Family Legacy – Podcast with Pamela
    Bishop-Wisecarver president, Pamela Kan, was interviewed on the Women and Manufacturing podcast late last year.

    Pamela A. Kan is a second-generation manufacturer where she serves as President of Bishop-Wisecarver in Pittsburg, CA. Pamela is a leader in manufacturing and an advocate for ensuring the next generation of makers are inspired to join the industry.
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  10. Long-Term Employees are Key to Bishop-Wisecarver’s Success

    Long-Term Employees are Key to Bishop-Wisecarver’s Success

    “How has your business remained successful for so long? “Bishop-Wisecarver president, Pamela Kan, is asked this question often and answers that passionate, long-term employees are key to the company’s nearly seven decades of success in the industrial automation industry. In a time where the majority of employees are expected to leave a company after just a few years, Bishop-Wisecarver is keeping employees engaged, motivated and learning long beyond the norm.

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