Friday, August 31, 2012

Top Five Twitter Posts: Linear Slides, Racing a Dragon Go-Cart and Exciting News About BWC's President

So much happened this week that it's no easy task to pinpoint just five of our favorite tweets. We said good-bye to our marketing intern, Eleanor Huddart, we announced that BWC President Pamela Kan was appointed to a statewide jobs taskforce by California Governor Jerry Brown, and KCBS scheduled a radio interview with our president next Friday to talk about her new role live on the air. To keep tabs on the latest and great at Bishop-Wisecarver, follow us on Twitter at @BWCnews!

Credit: BWC
1. BWC President Appointed to California Workforce Investment Board on Pamela Kan, Bishop-Wisecarver's president and CEO, was hand-picked by California Gov. Jerry Brown to sit on the state's Workforce Investment Board. The 30-member board will advise Brown on policy related to workforce development, specifically how to spend federal dollars to support the California economy and put more people back to work. Congratulations, Pamela, on yet another new leadership role!

2. Video of Linear Slides at IWF Atlanta via Engineering Exchange: A short video peek at one of our trade booth displays from IWF Atlanta last week.

3. Get to Know the Newest Member of Our Sales Force on We recently hired a sales territory manager to help bolster our West Coast presence. Everyone, meet Steve Williams, a Bay Area residen, San Jose State University graduate, and avid outdoorsman. His sales region covers Northern California and all of Nevada. Drop him a line if you're in the region and have a question about linear slides, rotary guides or anything else about motion control. Welcome aboard, Steve!

Credit: Dr. Lucy Rogers
4. Riding a 'Dragon Car' in a Gravity Race on Our Twitter pal Lucy Rogers (@DrLucyRogers) blogged about her recent adventure in gravity racing! The author/engineer made her own go-cart modeled after the adorable dragon character in the animated movie "How to Train Your Dragon" for a downhill race. In her post, she tells us via pictures and instructions how to assembled it. A fine example of "Motion Without Limits!" Way to be, Dr. Lucy!

5. A Photo Collage of Our Adventures at IWF Atlanta on Pinterest: If you haven't already, find us on Instagram at @bishopwisecarver (no space or hyphen). We post a bunch of snapshots from around the manufacturing floor, the machine shop and, of course, our adventures at trade shows and other events we attend. We recently cobbled together some of those snapshots into a photo collage of our time at the International Woodworking Show in Georgia. It's posted on Pinterest, if you'd like to re-pin it!