2021 Wisecarver Innovation Award Winner
Victor Palpallatoc
Ygnacio Valley High School, CA

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

Automation is a powerful force shaping our world today, and its impact is more significant than ever before. It’s not just about robots taking away our jobs; it’s about how they can enhance our abilities and create exciting opportunities for the workforce of tomorrow - young individuals like you. Automation isn’t just about improving productivity; it’s about revolutionizing the way we work, making things more efficient, safer, and ensuring that what we create is of the highest quality. Let’s step into a world where you can be part of this amazing transformation.

For the 2023 Bishop-Wisecarver design contest, students have a choice in creating/designing ONE of the following:
  1. Develop a versatile and user-friendly automated camera rig for the entertainment and movie industry. This rig should enable filmmakers to achieve precise and creative shots, including complex movements like capturing footage from a moving car, underwater scenes, or on an aircraft.
  2. Automate a factory’s shirt washing, drying, and folding process. This includes sorting shirts by color, adding detergent and additives, moving them between machines, folding them, and organizing them.

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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 National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

  • Manufacturers in California account for 10.36% of the total output in the state, employing 7.57% of the workforce.

  • California manufacturers employ 7.57 percent of the workforce, providing 1,222,000 jobs.

  • Annual compensation for manufacturing workers was $112,381 in 2019.

MFG Day Statistic

About Bishop-Wisecarver

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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12th Annual Manufacturing Day
  • October 2 – 2023 Design Contest Kickoff
  • October 24, 27 – On-site Plant Tours
  • January 12 – Student Design Contest Deadline
The Wisecarver Innovation Design Contest
Learn 5 in 5.
It takes just over 5 minutes to view this 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.
2022 Wisecarver Innovation Award Winner
Luna Zarco
Pittsburg Valley High School, CA

2022 Wisecarver Innovation Award Winner
Maurice Straubhaar
Ygnacio Valley High School, CA