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bisco Exhibits at AmCon Tradeshow in Orlando, FL

Today and tomorrow (March 8th & 9th) bisco reps will be exhibiting at the AmCon Expo taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This will mark the 24th annual AmCon Show.

Established in 1987, AmCon shows are design and contract manufacturing expos focused on connecting engineers and buyers to suppliers and job shop services. The bisco team is looking forward to personally connecting with new and existing customers and highlighting bisco’s authorized lines and value added services.

bisco’s Orlando, FL team – just one of three bisco teams  located in Florida alone – will be working the booth and representing bisco and our supply partners, Altech Corp and Components Corporation.  Admission and parking is free and free seminars are available to all show attendees. Visit bisco at booth 233!


AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo

Orange County Center, Hall WD1
9800 International Dr., Orlando FL 32819

Show Hours:

Tuesday, March 8th- 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 9th- 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Industry News Wrap-Up: November 1st-6th

bisco industries serves clients in a variety industries from aerospace to semiconductor. We understand the importance of staying on top of industry trends so we’ve highlighted a few of the top stories from the past week.

China Unveils Jetliner to Compete with Boeing and Airbus

On Monday, China’s first self-developed C919 passenger jetliner was unveiled to a captive audience. The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China revealed the first of the twin-engine planes in a ceremony attended by approximately 4,000 government officials and other guests at a hangar near Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. China is one of the world largest aviation markets, but currently relies on Boeing and Airbus to supply their aircrafts. The C919 is expected to fly next year and to enter service in 2019.

Semiconductor Industry Q3 Numbers Down 2.8% YoY

The Semiconductor Industry Association recently reported a 2.8% dip in year-over-year semiconductor sales during the third quarter of the 2015 calendar year. Worldwide Q3 semiconductor sales reached $85.2 billion a figure that is down 2.8% year-over-year but up 1.5% sequentially.  Statistics were compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and represent a three-month moving average. Though worldwide sales were down, regional sales were up in the Americas, China, Europe and Japan.

Design-2-Part Announces 2016 Trade Show Schedule

Tradeshow organizer, Design-2-Part (D2P), recently announced 6 shows in their 2016 schedule. The show will be rolling through 6 states throughout the United States next year connecting engineers and product manufacturers with top tier suppliers. This last week, several bisco team members exhibited at the D2P show in Covington, KY.

What did we miss?

Let us know the stories impacting your industry by commenting on this post.

South Carolina Aerospace Industry Growth Outpaces Washington State

Last week, The University of South Carolina released its “Aerospace in the Southeast” study showing that though it’s size still pales in comparison to that of Washington state’s, South Carolina’s aerospace industry is growing at a faster rate.

The study compares South Carolina’s private sector aerospace growth — aerospace manufacturing, air transportation and air transportation support services — to Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington state. The report found that among those states, South Carolina is actually the industry leader in private sector aerospace revenue growth. South Carolina’s aerospace sector grew at a rate of 15.5% from 2010-2012, compared to Washington’s 13.9% growth (the data excluded military aviation).

Of course, Washington’s aerospace industry, centered around Boeing, remains far larger than its southern counterparts. South Carolina’s entire aerospace workforce only makes up 19% of the 92,000 aerospace workers in Washington.

The Next Step For Aersospace In The Southeast

For the rest of the southeastern states to get on the same playing field as Washington, aerospace firms need more metal finishing and metal processing suppliers in a close proximity.  More original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-one firms moving to these states would also accelerate growth. Lastly, companies in the Southeast need to obtain their AS9100 certifications — a quality management system for the aerospace industry — in order to do more work for large OEMs like Boeing.

A Dedicated Partner For The Aerospace Supply Chain

For over 40 years bisco industries has been serving quality-oriented companies in the aerospace industry. Our quality management team works diligently in cooperation with dedicated sales reps to ensure that products arrive on time and to our customers’ specifications. bisco is AS9100 certified and has 48 local facilities throughout North America. We also have 8 regional warehouses that have been strategically placed so clients receive products as soon as possible. Visit to learn more and shop for products.

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