Linear Motion Blog

  1. 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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  2. It’s a High Tech, High Pay, High Demand Industry – Statistics from the National Association of Manufacturers Got Real During Manufacturing Day 2016

    “The most important thing we can do is show young people, teachers and parents what modern manufacturing looks like and introduce them to those working in manufacturing to show the wide range of career paths.”
    Todd Boppell, Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Manufacturers

    This quote summarizes the importance of events like Manufacturing Day and their potential for long-lasting impact. Bishop-Wisecarver hosted two Manufacturing Day events late last year and wanted to share comments from a Q&A we had with Todd Boppell, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
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  3. STEM, Robots, Pirates and Tigers: Another Awesome Manufacturing Day

    STEM, Robots, Pirates and Tigers: Another Awesome Manufacturing Day
    With a corporate-wide emphasis on supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education efforts, Bishop-Wisecarver Group is active in numerous student-based events both locally and nationally. This past month, we had the unique opportunity of combining some of these efforts and groups in the same place! Discussions of STEM, robots, pirates and tigers were mentioned throughout the day and it wasn’t because Halloween was coming. When BWG opened its doors for the national Manufacturing Day event this year, we welcomed two groups of FIRST robotics teams to our plant. BWG has sponsored both of these teams in their incredible work with the FIRST program and now had the opportunity to enhance their learning in the world of manufacturing.
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  4. Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing

    Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing
    This year, BWG actually had two Manufacturing Days as there were so many people wanting to attend the tours. We hosted groups on October 7 and October 29 and visitors included high school students from the East Bay and Silicon Valley, national and local manufacturing group officers, elected officials and community members. Sessions included a plant tour, 3D printer demonstration and a panel discussion which included a Q&A with employees.
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  5. Job Interview Success

    Job Interview Success
    Remember your first job interview? Did that memory just make you cringe and groan? Did you know how to answer the questions, look professional and think quickly all while not showing sweat? The Pittsburg, California Chamber of Commerce and Pittsburg High School understand the challenges of first interviews and want students to look back on this time as a key to their success. One that includes smiles - not groans.
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  6. Making Dreams and Inventions a Reality at Maker Faire Bay Area

    Making Dreams and Inventions a Reality at Maker Faire Bay Area
    More than 150,000 people, from babies to seniors, recently attended the 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo and Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) joined as an exhibitor for the first time. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
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  7. Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Lead Katelyn Dayco

    Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Lead Katelyn Dayco
    “We work together and are placed in roles where we each discover new skills of leadership and group collaboration…”
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  8. Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Member Daniel Perez-Sornia

    “It demonstrates what we have done in the six weeks to represent not only ourselves as a team, but also our school and community.”
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  9. Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Sophia Li, 16

    Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Sophia Li, 16
    This is our third, and final, interview with one of the Most Creative Award winners from the recent Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). As part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s ongoing support of STEM education, we recently helped sponsor the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.
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  10. Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Mentor Jack Gillespie

    Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Mentor Jack Gillespie
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we are proud to feature Mentor Jack Gillespie of Pittsburg High School Robotics FRC Team 5430, The Robolution Crew, located in Pittsburg, California.
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