MESA STEM Shadow Day in San Diego

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is one that is posed to students across the country and the globe. Sometimes it doesn’t seem so easy to decide when there are so many career paths from which to choose. Nevertheless, it is always worthwhile to explore different fields and opportunities […]

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Inaugural Westpak’s Memorial Scholarship for Warren Dunning

One of Westpak’s core values is to “pursue growth, learning, & understanding.” Here at Westpak, we are huge proponents of continued and higher education in many forms. We also believe in honoring our foundation: Warren Dunning contributed years of knowledge and skills to help build Westpak. Sadly Warren passed away last year, and to honor […]

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Bike Build at Westpak Company Picnic

Everyone remembers their first experience riding a bike – the thrill of the hills, the acceleration and the wind in your face as you go faster and faster. Not only is a bike meant for fun and recreation, but for some, transportation. It is even celebrated for a green form of transportation at times! Westpak partnered […]

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Westpak Volunteering in San Jose & San Diego!

The end of the year is always a good time for some reflection – what we accomplished, what our challenges were, and what impact we made in our own lives and the communities in which we live. This holiday season, Westpak’s two sites went out into our communities, volunteering with a couple of great organizations […]

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Team Fun! Westpak Company Picnic 2016

Our company’s annual company picnic was a great success! This year, we mixed it up a little bit and had some awesome activities for our team to partake in. This included a 30th year logo competition, team-nominated awards, and a CSR backpack stuffing initiative.   Our San Diego team joined the fun in one of […]

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“I’m An Engineer!”

There’s something about being at a baseball game that excites you to your very core – the crack of the bat, the smell of popcorn, and the camaraderie of fellow fans cheering for the home team. This past weekend, roars, laughter and shouts emanated from the PETCO Park stadium in downtown San Diego. Any passerby […]

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Fighting Hunger: WESTPAK teams up with Feeding America

Tis the season of giving back and we here at Westpak decided to take some time to think of those in need. Our San Diego offices partnered up with Feeding America San Diego for our 2nd initiative to end hunger. This time, our crew worked together in the FASD warehouse to pack up produce including potatoes, […]

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Earth Day Revisited – Sustainable Package and Product Design

Earth Day began in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara. With emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, Gaylord identified an opportunity putting environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Despite exponential increases in disposable and single use products and […]

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Education for the Future: College Fair at BLCI

Education is about giving youth the opportunity to learn. While students and a teacher in a classroom is the traditional image of education, learning can come in many different forms. One of these is a career fair, allowing students to gain exposure to a wide array of job opportunities available to them as they pursue […]

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Westpak Mentors Science Fair Finalist

Westpak’s Core Values were front and center stage recently as our President and CEO Herb Schueneman mentored 12 year old Chand Duggal on his Science Fair Project. As a long time adjunct professor at San Jose State University, Herb has long embodied the core values “Pursue growth, learning and understanding.” When approached by young Chand […]

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Westpak Celebrates Yosemite’s 150th Anniversary

Westpak’s two locations are located in California which boasts some of our country’s most beautiful natural treasures. Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of California’s parks, is just a three-hour drive from Westpak’s San Jose laboratory. This summer marks a momentous occasion: the 150 year anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. This act, inspired by […]

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“Heavenly Vibration” of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Nearly 50 years ago, the Beach Boys sang about good vibrations giving them “excitations.” Good or bad, vibrations come in lots of forms – with or without excitation. For Westpak, vibrations come in the form of truck, rail and air simulation for the purpose of increasing package and product performance. To recreate complicated events, we […]

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Excellence in Education

Join us in congratulating one of our own, Nora Crivello, Vice President of our San Jose laboratory. Two years ago, Nora embarked on a journey in pursuit of higher education while balancing work, motherhood and career. Her intellect, energy and dedication enabled her to complete her quest with honors. Along with her recent MBA graduation from […]

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SDSU’s Remarkable Basketball Season Gets Westpak Fired Up!

San Diego had a serious case of Aztec Fever this year. And, with good reason. San Diego State University had one of its best basketball seasons ever, boasting a 31-5 record. The hometown guys won the Mountain West regular-season championship and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second time in the last four seasons! […]

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