Herb’s Epic 4-Corner Journey – 2020

WESTPAK’s founder and Board Chair, Herb Schueneman, departed on his long-awaited bucket list “Epic 4-Corner Journey” on 16-September-2020, with his reliable 1985 Camry, Ebenezer, towing the Herb-designed and built Silly Susan trailer. During the last seven weeks, the trio has had a safe and wonderful experience; they’ve visited family members and life-long friends all around […]

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Customer Care During the Crisis

Since our start in 1986, Westpak has always welcomed our customers in house to conduct testing, inspections, and further our partnerships. The covid19 pandemic put a halt to that long-standing activity; our office moved to basic in-house operations while providing essential supply chain support and honoring shelter in place mandates. We’ve missed our customers! As […]

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Silver Lining Discovered During the Crisis

Westpak’s employee owners have discovered priceless treasures they’re grateful for during the pandemic. During these uncertain times, we all find ourselves in a state of liminality, the disorienting and ambiguous bridge between two significant phases of change. While we all share in fear of the unknown and transition to new norms, there is always a […]

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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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See It: Test Lab Math & Science Tour

On a fine fall morning, seven training professionals representing TransCen, Inc. toured WESTPAK’s San Jose test lab. Their primary objective of visiting was to gain an understanding of the types of positions and qualifications necessary in the niche product and package test industry. Secondarily, they wanted to see applications of math and science. It was the first […]

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Cool Breezes at San Diego Westpak’s Open House Luau

On the last day of summer, Westpak’s San Diego lab opened up its doors to the cool breezes for a Luau-themed Open House! The entire lab was decorated in the magic of the islands with calm vibrations and ukulele riffs wafting through the air. To honor and appreciate our clients, the staff took the day […]

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Westpak Teams Volunteer to Feed Communities

One of Westpak’s founding principles is leaving places better than they were found. Westpak teams at both our San Jose and San Diego locations dedicated time to volunteer at local food banks in our respective communities. In San Jose, the team joined Second Harvest Food Bank to glean produce that is distributed throughout the San Jose community. With the manpower […]

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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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A Home Run at AT&T Park! Discovery Day 2016

Everyone loves a good game of baseball – the fans cheering from the crowds, the smell of popcorn, fluffs of cotton candy bobbing through the promenade, and smiles from kids and adults alike. Although AT&T Park is known as the home of the San Francisco Giants, it was home to UCSF’s Discovery Day on Saturday, November 5th!   […]

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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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Bike To Work Day at Westpak

On a warm, sunny day in San Jose, our Westpak team members came to work as usual, but this time on two wheels instead of four. May is the celebration of Bike To Work Day, a part of the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. The Bay Area held its 22nd annual Bike To […]

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Poly Pack Symposium 2016

Andrew at Poly Pack

Westpak, Inc. continued our strong relationship with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Industrial Technology & Packaging program this spring by sponsoring the annual Poly Pack Symposium once again. The daylong event gathers packaging professionals from around the nation to discuss new topics, learn new techniques, and network. As an event sponsor Westpak, Inc. sent Andrew Bevil, Test Engineer […]

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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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Strike out Hunger Bowling Fun!

May 5th is most commonly known as Cinco de Mayo, but here at Westpak, five of our employees partnered with Feeding America San Diego to strikeout hunger! The event was hosted at Mira Mesa Lanes and was accompanied by delicious local cuisine from Frida’s Cocina. The event raised money to support San Diego’s local hunger-relief and nutrition program. […]

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San Diego Open House 2015 Great Success!

Tables came up, the building was swept, the windows shone, clear and sparkling. The buzz of excitement bounced through the hallways and through our open doors. As clients, friends, and family began to fill our office with laughter and pleasant conversation, our Open House began with a bang, slam and crush, of course.   What […]

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Westpak San Diego Open House 2015

The end of Daylight Savings Time is coming on March 8th. To us that means more sunshine, warmer water temperatures, and opening the doors to our San Diego Laboratory to new friends and old friends. As the Westpak team plans some exciting and interactive testing on our equipment, we want to give our readers a […]

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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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