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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. 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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  3. Take Five with The TigerBots – FIRST Tech Challenge Team #7593

    Take Five with The TigerBots – FIRST Tech Challenge Team #7593
    The FIRST robotics challenge kicked off internationally in January and the excitement is still intense! As we enter our 12th year of sponsoring FIRST Robotics teams, we love seeing the students learn new skills and succeed in unexpected challenges. And when teams make it to the championships – that’s a bonus! Congrats to the all-female TigerBots of Notre Dame High School in Belmont, Calif. who made it to the world championships in 2018!
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  4. Bishop-Wisecarver Hosts Manufacturing Day 2018

    Bishop-Wisecarver Hosts Manufacturing Day 2018
    Discussing the myths vs realities of manufacturing is a priority for Bishop-Wisecarver as we know once students better understand the truths of this industry, more of them will choose this career path. From mentoring girls interested in STEM careers to sponsoring robotics groups, the Bishop-Wisecarver team is active in showing the modern, high tech opportunities in manufacturing.
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  5. Power-Up from The Fembots!

    Power-Up! This was the theme of the 2017-18 First Robotics Competition and focused on two alliances of video game characters and their human operators who are trapped in an arcade game. Both alliances are working to defeat the boss in order to escape.

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  6. Take Five with The Pirate Robolution – FIRST Robotics Team 5430

    Bishop-Wisecarver is honored to be in our 11th year of sponsoring the FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, we are again sponsoring The Pirate Robolution team from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Calif. – hometown of Bishop-Wisecarver!

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  7. Take Five with The Fembots – FIRST Robotics Team 692

    Bishop-Wisecarver is honored to be in our 11th year of sponsoring the FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, we are again sponsoring The Fembots, an all-female team from St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Today, we catch up with Katie Klokkevold, a Senior and Co-Captain of the team. We asked Katie to give a one-word response to each of the terms below, followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by this amazing team.

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  8. What Manufacturing (Still) Needs – A Perspective by Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver

    Nearly a year ago, I wrote and recorded a KQED Radio Perspectives program segment entitled “What Manufacturing Needs”. In it, I tried to quickly address the problem of having a strong industry with solid indications of future growth, while projections show we will be short two million manufacturing workers in the next 10 years.

    I asked the question: Why is U.S. production so short of these skilled workers?

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  9. National Engineers Week

    In honor of this week’s focus on engineers, we are highlighting one of Bishop-Wisecarver’s long-term team members, Brian Burke, engineer extraordinaire and vital customer connection. Bishop-Wisecarver has earned the reputation of providing unmatched quality, reliability, service and engineering support for every stage of a customer’s design cycle. From product design to completion, Bishop-Wisecarver team members like Brian, work with customers to ensure we have solved their problem in the best way possible, and on time and on budget.

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  10. Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 7593 - The TigerBots

    Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 7593 - The TigerBots
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST competitions. Today, we catch up with three 9th grade members of the TigerBots: Jade Costello, Co-Leader of Build Team, Caitlin Wallace, Build Team Member and Vineela Vandanapu, Programming Team Member. We asked them to give a one word response to each of the terms below followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by these incredible students!
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