Reflection

  1. Highlighting Bishop-Wisecarver Military Veteran Employees

    Highlighting Bishop-Wisecarver Military Veteran Employees
    Veterans Day is an opportunity as a country to honor, thank and reflect on the service given by our military veterans. Bud Wisecarver, Bishop-Wisecarver founder, proudly served as a U.S. Marine and several current company employees have served in various branches of the military. This blog from The Manufacturing Institute highlights the multiple ways veterans are uniquely qualified for successful careers in the manufacturing industry and that has certainly held true at Bishop-Wisecarver.
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  2. Busting the Manufacturing Myths in California

    Busting the Manufacturing Myths in California
    Bishop-Wisecarver President, Pamela Kan, is committed to helping change perceptions around the manufacturing industry. Read her latest article “Busting the Manufacturing Myths in California” published in Company Week magazine.
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  3. Pioneering a Leadership Team

    Pioneering a Leadership Team

    Leading a successful manufacturing company requires a combination of skill, vision, aptitude, tireless energy and a strong team.

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  4. 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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  5. The Three Rs of Learning at the Step Ahead Award Conference

    The Three Rs of Learning at the Step Ahead Award Conference
    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.
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  6. Making Strategic Partners Work – Podcast with Pamela Kan

    Making Strategic Partners Work – Podcast with Pamela Kan
    That’s one of our mottos at Bishop-Wisecarver Group and is intended to encourage all employees to take chances, try new ideas, learn from mistakes and use them to achieve success. It’s often said we learn more from our failures than we do our successes, but we want to learn as quickly as possible!
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  7. Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 1967 – The Janksters

    Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 1967 – The Janksters
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST Robotics competitions. Today, we catch up with Paulina Robles, 12th grade, Mechanical Committee Head of the Janksters team. We asked Paulina 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 all female team!
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  8. Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 5430 - Pirate Robolution

    Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 5430 - Pirate Robolution
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST competitions. Today, we catch up with Julio Garcia, 12th grade, CEO of the Pirate Robolution team. We asked Julio 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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  9. Clear Away Those Vines

    Clear Away Those Vines
    I must admit I LOVE games. I mean I REALLY love to play games. Through years of various tests and strategic coaching, it is clear my unique ability is seeing patterns that clarify the big picture. I then gather and arrange information in a way to solve problems and spur action. Thus, my addiction to Candy Crush and now, Cascade – games all about patterning – should come as no surprise.
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  10. We are celebrating National Inventor’s Day by honoring our own Bud Wisecarver!

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