Manufacturing Day Pittsburg

The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is proud to steward the 2020 Made in Pittsburg Manufacturing Event!

Due to the pandemic, we are proud to showcase our rich tradition of manufacturing in Pittsburg that is still alive and thriving today. Made in Pittsburg October 2020 will be comprised of a video series from some of our leading manufacturers.  

​Pittsburg Manufacturing 
Normally manufacturing is celebrated on the first Friday of October known as National Manufacturing Day – you can see our brief history below. 

Made in Pittsburg – Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce video series 

The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce strives to be a champion for business – and one of the top businesses is manufacturing. Pittsburg has a rich history of Manufacturing.  During the month of October, starting on October 6th, the Chamber will be sharing videos from manufacturers around Pittsburg for our Made in Pittsburg video event.  Learn about the companies that make up the fabric of Pittsburg – and that make products that are purchased and used around the globe.  Videos will be shown on this website as well as on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/pittsburgc.  

Join us and have fun!  See our video library below or watch them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pittsburgc[1]

Made in Pittsburg’s Manufacturers’ Video Library 

With nearly 60,000 employees across two business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains – including the Bay Area’s very own BART trains.

Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

The Bonami Baking Company is a certified factory at its plant in Pittsburg, California. Our line of products includes Italian, French, pan breads and a variety of frozen breads.

Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont™, is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, they bring you the best in products for the success of you and farmers everywhere.  

Founded in 1964, HASA, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of Sani-Clor® and high quality water treatment products used to sanitize and maintain swimming pools and hot tubs, and water systems and containment vessels for recreational, industrial and municipal end markets.

K2 Pure Solutions helps provide an answer to eliminating the need to transport chlorine for water purification and disinfection, as well as other industries, by deploying and funding a North America wide network of state-of-the-art facilities utilizing inherently safe technology.

We produce exceptionally pure bleach, caustic soda and other chlor-alkali related products using only salt, water and electricity in the most economically viable manner.

As the pioneer Pole Line Hardware manufacturer on the Pacific Coast, we have served the industry for more than a century, building our business and our reputation on Service and Quality.

Our parts are made to meet many nationally recognized engineering specifications and standards. We also use New Billet Basic Steel of predetermined chemical analysis and physical properties in the grades best adapted for the product to be produced, all rolled to our individual order. 

We are also Green Certified! 

MoreFlavor! is the largest supplier of homebrewing and winemaking supplies. Morebeer.com is the most visited homebrewing supply site in the world. Our Pro divisions service over 3000 commercial breweries and wineries. Our wholesale division Brewmaster sells to 1500 resellers worldwide. We manufacture equpment under top brands such as Torpedo Keg, Brewbuilt, Komos, and CellarScience.    

Started in a 10×10 shed in 1995, we were one of the first shops online in 1997.

Once upon a time, a small collective of pet enthusiasts made a commitment to improve the health of dogs and cats everywhere. They set out to provide the very best in nutrition and formulated breakthrough recipes with the help of some friends — a leading board certified veterinary nutritionist and a team of PhDs — all dedicated full-time to furthering the science of pet health. 

‘Manufacturing Plant similar to Pittsburg’s

Praxair is one of the largest welding, industrial, medical and specialty gases companies and the premier choice of manufacturers, engineers, scientists and procurement professionals. 

For over 100 years, we have provided products, technologies and services that represent the highest standards of quality and reliability and provide productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including metal fabrication, aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metal production and others. 

Founded in 1969, Ramar’s goal is to bring the flavors of the Philippines to your household. Ramar’s success for 50 years of experience in manufacturing is attributed to its people, its deep relationship with the Filipino diaspora, and a commitment to understanding what brings satisfaction to Filipino families.  ​

During their first years, they started with a vision of being the premier Filipino food company that will bring nostalgia to Filipino households and at the same time, give a snapshot of the Filipino experience to non-Filipinos all over the world. Today, we have grown to be America’s #1 Filipino Food company serving communities across North America and beyond.

Roll Tech West 
Formed as a joint venture of US Steel and Court Holdings Limited, Chrome Deposit Corporation’s main goal has always been to serve the steel industry with knowledge, innovation and teamwork.

As pioneers in chrome plating and EDT technologies, Chrome Deposit Corporation remains at the cutting edge of the steel rolling industry. But there is much more to Chrome Deposit Corp’s success than cold, hard steel. Our company’s core values are what define us and keep Chrome Deposit Corporation going strong, year after year.

At USS-POSCO Industries we embrace change. Our company philosophy celebrates the commitment, agility, speed and vision needed to embrace change head-on and then conquer it. Continual improvement is part of our heritage. Since 1910, UPI has adapted to the varying needs of the marketplace, always with an eye toward better business, better service, and becoming a better partner to our customers.

​Today, UPI manufactures Cold Rolled Annealed, Cold Rolled Full Hard, Hot Rolled Pickled & Oiled, Hot Dipped Galvanized, and Tin Mill products starting from Hot Rolled steel supplied by our owners. With the support of nearly 700 hourly and salaried employees, UPI ships high quality steel to more than 150 customers throughout North America.

Fun Facts about Manufacturing Today – 

History of Manufacturing Day in Pittsburg

THE MANUFACTURING DAY MISSION
Manufacturing Day addresses common miss-perceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

WHO’S BEHIND MANUFACTURING DAY?
Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012, MFG DAY has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Organizations that have played a vital role in working with FMA to successfully grow this national celebration of all things manufacturing include the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

In Pittsburg, the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pittsburg have spearheaded manufacturing events for years.  These events consisted of manufacturing plant tours for Pittsburg High School students. The the Chamber partnered with Earn and Learn to expand our local tours to the East Bay.  Earn and Learn brought us together with our member Los Medanos College to then also offer tours of the schools ETEC and PTEC programs. 

Today the Pittsburg Chamber is proud to work in coordination with our Partners for Manufacturing Week as well as our very own Made in Pittsburg event.  

* In 2017, the Pittsburg Chamber rejuvenated Manufacturing Day events with the City of Pittsburg.  We were excited to have 30 Pittsburg students participated in the event coordinated by the Chamber, City, and PUSD.  Since then, the event has doubled in participation.  

​* In 2018, Contra Costa County Office of Education (now Earn and Learn) was added as a valued partner. With their amazing work over 60 Pittsburg students participated in the event on October 5th – part of 250 students county wide. In addition to tours, the students will preview key educational opportunities at Los Medanos College that would funnel them through a path resulting in manufacturing careers. The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is proud to play a role in such an important event, and we will continue to work diligently to connect our Pittsburg companies to tomorrow’s manufacturers!  Manufacturing Day 2018, in conjunction with and thanks to our partners, offered Manufacturing Day tours to area high schools including John Swett, San Ramon, Antioch, Mt. Diablo, Clayton, and Concord High.  

* In 2019, over 120 students, of that half being from Pittsburg, toured our local manufacturers, as well as Fresenius and Lennar in Concord – thereby expanding Pittsburg student’s exposure to manufacturing.  Our Manufacturing Day events are thriving.  

Special thanks to our partners – 

2020 Manufacturing Month made possible by a generous grant from Corteva Community Advisory Panel. 

Team Pittsburg going strong! 

The City of Pittsburg has a strong commitment to manufacturing and is part of the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative along with 29 other cities. 

With its position at the epicenter of technology, design, and innovation, the Bay Area has the potential to shape the future of manufacturing. We must work together to ensure that our region seizes this opportunity to retain and create middle-class jobs for a more equitable Bay Area.

The 30 Bay Area partners include: Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Contra Costa County, Emeryville, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Napa, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Petaluma, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Union City, Vacaville, and Vallejo.

Other videos of interest – 

Special Announcement from Leading Manufacturer Bishop-Wisecarver – 

Ygnacio Valley High School Student Wins the Inaugural Wisecarver Innovation Award from Bishop-Wisecarver 
Award Given to Student with the Most Innovative Design for Making Virtual Learning Easier 

​PITTSBURG, Calif., December 15, 2020 Bishop-Wisecarver, a trusted industrial automation company offering proven mechatronic solutions that are expertly designed and delivered to perform, today announced that Ramzi Latreche from Ygnacio Valley High School has won its first-ever Wisecarver Innovation Award. Through this student design contest, Bishop-Wisecarver challenged students in primary or secondary accredited educational facilities in their community to develop a design that could make their virtual learning experience due to COVID-19 easier. Latreche’s winning design proposed an innovative way of using vibrations in a pillow to consistently get a good night’s sleep in order to perform better in an online learning environment. 

Kicked off as part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s Virtual 2020 MFG Day event, this award is yet another example of Bishop-Wisecarver’s corporate commitment to support and promote programs that provide real-world learning experiences to help students succeed today, and well into their futures. The company is also a long-time supporter of FIRST, a program that inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators with well-rounded life capabilities including self-reliance, communication and leadership. Ygnacio Valley High School is an avid participant in this program with its Project 212 (FIRST Team 7137), which is also sponsored by Bishop-Wisecarver.[3][4][5]

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“Providing real-world experience for today’s youth can provide the basis for their success not only in academia, but also in their life-long careers,” said Joseph Alvarico, Engineering Pathway teacher and FIRST Robotics coach, Ygnacio Valley High School. “As one of the FIRST Robotics instructors, I have seen first-hand the significant difference a company such as Bishop-Wisecarver can make with these types of programs and sponsorships. As a Title I school, we rely on these commitments and partnerships  to unleash a watershed of opportunities for our students,  and the companies in the community who will one day employ them.”

“I enjoyed using skills learned in my engineering classes to think creatively and scientifically about an invention that could help all students be more successful with the online classroom learning environment,“ said Ramzi Latreche, Senior at Ygnacio Valley High School and winner of the first Wisecarver Innovation Award.  “My submission focused on the importance of sleep to help us stay more alert and engaged so we can continue learning at our highest level. I’m glad the Bishop-Wisecarver judges saw the value in the concept and selected me as the design contest winner.”

About the Innovation Design Contest
The Wisecarver Innovation Award asked students “What would you design to make your learning experience easier?” These designs could include anything for their workstation, bedroom, desk, kitchen table, or something else to help them manage their experience. The goal was to design something that would enable them to make it easier to learn outside of the physical school building. Participants responded by providing a 60-second video that included an overview of their idea, how it helps and any drawings, prototypes or concept designs that could help provide additional explanation.  [6]

The three key areas used to determine the winner included the following: 

  1. Innovation — How does this idea represent an important tool to help learn virtually? 
  2. Thinking outside the box — Originality of idea 
  3. Broad appeal — Will a large number of students find it useful? 

“Bishop-Wisecarver has always been strongly committed to giving back to our community by embracing and supporting programs that help all students learn and succeed,” said Pamela Kan, Bishop-Wisecarver President. “The design ideas generated from this contest were outstanding and clearly demonstrate the sheer talent and motivation of our diverse youth who will rise up one day and lead our companies and our world. Sometimes all they need is an opportunity and we are proud to be able to give that to so many students.”

About Bishop-Wisecarver
Bishop-Wisecarver’s proven mechatronic solutions are expertly designed and delivered to perform, enabling customers to solve their toughest industrial automation challenges. Leveraging 70 years of experience, the company has earned the reputation of providing unmatched quality, reliability, service and engineering support for every stage of a customer’s design cycle. Combining long-lasting performance with ease of installation, Bishop-Wisecarver products offer the lowest cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications ranging from Aerospace to Medical to X-Y-Z systems and more. No matter the application or extreme environmental conditions, Bishop-Wisecarver designs innovative solutions from concept to completion, from prototype to production, on time and on budget. To learn more, please visit www.bwc.com[7].

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