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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. Employee Spotlight: Mary Petrie, Associate Product Manager

    Employee Spotlight: Mary Petrie, Associate Product Manager
    In today’s mobile society, young professionals often move away from home to attend college and then take jobs anywhere around the world. But Bishop-Wisecarver Group’s newest hire is a true local who is glad to work in her hometown - the same community this company has been supporting for more than 65 years. Today we interview Mary Petrie who has just started her second month as the company’s first Associate Product Manager.
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  9. 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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  10. Manufacturing Day Emphasizes Regional Strength and Industry Opportunities

    Manufacturing Day Emphasizes Regional Strength and Industry Opportunities
    Our final in a blog series about Manufacturing Day 2016 features a Q&A with Mark Orcutt, Communications and Outreach Manager of the East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC), who participated in one of the Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) tours. Mark emphasizes that “more than one third of all jobs in the California Bay Area are with businesses who either make or move goods” – and that means manufacturing.

    That also means a large number of employment opportunities! Hosting Manufacturing Day is one way BWG works with groups like EBLC to help educate the community on the great career options available locally.
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