Manufacturing – The Industry that Makes a Difference, About Nils Severson

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Education, Engineering, Manufacturing
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Manufacturing isn’t a career where you check your brain at the door. It needs great problem solvers who work to meet current customers’ needs, while also developing new innovations for future concerns. The 2015 public perception report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that 78 percent of millennials said their decision to work at a company was influenced by how innovative they considered the company to be and having the chance to make a difference.

Power-Up from The Fembots!

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Education, Robotics, Manufacturing, Community
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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.

Nancy Gaudinier, Providing Signature Experience for the Past 12 Years

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Community
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With more than 20,000+ customers during 68 years of business, Bishop-Wisecarver (BW) understands the importance of providing superior customer service. Each year, our BW customers rank our customer service at the highest level and feel the company is more like part of their team than a regular vendor. Taking this commitment to the customer even further, BW has developed a “Signature Experience” program that consistently delivers reliable motion solutions that are on-time, on-budget and on-target, with no surprises.

Miguel Danao, VP of Finance, to Speak at Adaptive Live 2018

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Manufacturing
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We are very excited to announce that our very own VP of Finance, Miguel Danao, has been chosen to speak at Adaptive Insight’s annual conference in Las Vegas in May. Finance professionals from around the globe are coming together to speak, discuss, and network on how Adaptive can be used to accomplish business goals.

Take Five with The Fembots – FIRST Robotics Team 692

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Robotics, Manufacturing, Community
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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.

The Three Rs of Learning at the Step Ahead Award Conference

By Melsha Winchester in STEM, Reflection, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Community
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As part of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Honorees class of 2017, I recently attended a conference in Washington D.C. focused on women in manufacturing. Meetings, networking, dinners, ice breakers and tours of the amazing city were all geared towards our unusual group. While I’ve attended numerous tradeshow events and professional organization conferences, this was my first opportunity to be with a large number of women in my industry. What I discovered is already changing me personally and professionally and my “Three Rs of Learning at STEP Ahead” could do the same for you.

Women In Manufacturing: How to Increase Our Numbers

By Pamela Kan in STEM, Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing
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It’s no secret that women are greatly underrepresented in the world of manufacturing. In 1918, during World War I, women comprised 19% of the total manufacturing workforce. Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that while women represented nearly half of the total U.S. labor force (47%), they comprised less than a third (27%) of the manufacturing jobs in 2014. That is a meager 8% increase in the manufacturing industry in nearly 100 years.

Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 7593 - The TigerBots

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Manufacturing Day, Manufacturing, Community
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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!

We are celebrating National Inventor’s Day by honoring our own Bud Wisecarver!

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Reflection, Manufacturing, Community
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With more than 66 years of innovations spanning linear motion to bread trays to midget racing cars, Bud has solved a wide range of problems and made things work better for us all. With a mind that is always in motion, Bud acquired multiple patents, ran a successful company for decades and is still pursuing new ideas and solutions.

Chocolate Unicorns & Employees Raise Money for St. Jude’s

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Reflection, Manufacturing, Community
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Beware! There have been reports of “Chocolate Unicorns” roaming the halls of Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG). The sightings were confirmed on December 12 when more than 75% of the company’s employees gathered to play games as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With seven teams competing in a range of minute long events, the competition was fierce as the players wanted to raise and donate money to help the children at the hospital.
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