2020 Wisecarver Innovation Award Winner
Ramzi Latreche
Ygnacio Valley High School, CA


Automation is growing today more than ever. With automation comes higher production rates and increased productivity, more efficient use of materials, better product quality, and improved safety. When robots and automation are implemented in a business effectively, they don’t replace jobs. They augment them to drive greater productivity providing new opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce —like you!

For the 2021 Bishop-Wisecarver design contest, we are looking for students to create/design an automated process for pizza preparation. Don't miss the deadline of November 1, 2021. Click here for all the details.

Careers in Manufacturing

About Manufacturing

“Manufacturing Day, and events like it, change the misconceptions around manufacturing and allow students and community members to see the industry for what it is - a cutting-edge, technology driven field that uses problem-solving to create products that change lives. We have had the privilege of hosting MFG Day every year and each time, we see more and more students come in with one mindset and leave with a different understanding of the field and a vision for what a career in manufacturing could mean for them.”

Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver

Manufacturing Statistics for California Provided by NAM

  • Manufacturers in California account for 10.93 percent of the total output in the state, equaling $ 300.35 billion in 2017

  • California manufacturers employ 7.7 percent of the workforce, providing 1,325,000 jobs

  • Annual compensation for manufacturing workers was $105,240 in 2017

  • Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap

Manufacturing Infographic


About Bishop-Wisecarver

Bishop-Wisecarver helps manufacturers and automation solution providers engineer linear and rotary motion products. With 70 years of engineering expertise and manufacturing best practices working with over 20,000 customers, we understand our customers’ design and application requirements which enables us to develop unique solutions that ship within 2 to 3 weeks. Customers achieve 50% faster time to market, up to 50-75% lower maintenance and installed costs, product differentiation and longer product life.

About Us
Bishop-Wisecarver® (BW) develops reliable motion solutions that are expertly designed and delivered to perform. BW is a US-based, certified women owned company, with 70 years of experience and offers complete linear and rotary motion solutions that excel in extreme and harsh environments. BW is proud to help nourish, shelter, entertain, protect and move the world in the most contaminated environments and critical conditions. Customer feedback proves the BW Signature Experience outperforms the competition by offering reliable and custom solutions with expert engineering services. Ultimately, BW delivers on-time, increases product life, and lowers the total cost of ownership for customers.

What is Signature Experience?
When engaging with Bishop-Wisecarver, customers can expect a Signature Experience as it relates to prompt customer service, technical collaboration and exceptional lead times. As a result, our commitment consistently fulfills expectations with reliable motion solutions that are on time and on budget, with no surprises.

Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver
Discussing the Myths vs. Realities of Manufacturing

A virtual tour of the Bishop-Wisecarver site with comments from team members on the manufacturing floor

Denise Butler, Mechanical Engineer at Bishop-Wisecarver
Highlighting her school path and career choice for manufacturing

For more information on Bishop-Wisecarver career opportunities, or if you have any questions, email us at [email protected].

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Manufacturing Day Event

Learn 5 in 5. It takes just over 5 minutes to view this new video highlighting the Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Manufacturing. Discover how to put your future in motion and make a difference to people and the planet.

The Wisecarver Innovation Design Contest