Linear Motion Blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. Women In Manufacturing: How to Increase Our Numbers

    Women In Manufacturing: How to Increase Our Numbers
    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.
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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. 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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