ESCO Engages Blog

Welcome to the ESCO Engages blog, a Weir Group publication! At Weir, our people take pride in making a difference around the world and in their communities. The ESCO Engages blog will feature the unique perspectives of our employees who are passionate about many worthy causes, from continuing education and community service to STEM advocacy.

Sometimes taking a untraditional career path and trusting in your instincts can help you tap into your potential. Three Weir ESCO women, Patricia Silva Moraes, Cristie Rozell and Hillary Swogger know this first-hand. They recently sat down and opened up about their personal experiences, including professional growth, taking risks and defining their career goals.

Weir Motion Metrics, the market leader in AI and 3D rugged machine vision technology for miners worldwide, has opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution center in Vancouver, B.C. The facility is an exciting next step for Motion Metrics, which has grown to be the market leader in innovative AI and machine vison technology for miners worldwide.

It’s National Engineers Week and we asked four of our engineers with global reach to share what drew them to engineering, what they have learned so far, and how they see the future of their profession. In this week’s ESCO Engages post, the four share how they are building careers that feed their craving for problem-solving, continuous learning and making a difference in the world with their work.

To some, mining remains a stodgy, dirty, low-tech industry. In this thought leadership piece, Chris Carpenter sets the record straight by debunking four myths about the industry and explaining mining’s essential role in the global realization of a net-zero economy.

The need for skilled tradespeople in the U.S. has never been greater. In this week’s ESCO Engages article, four accomplished Weir ESCO team members dispel outdated perceptions of manufacturing and share why they chose fulfilling careers in the trades.

This February, we are celebrating Black History Month all month long by sharing a series of employee perspectives from some of our colleagues whose families, values and lived experiences have inspired them to stand for equality, lead by example and proudly celebrate their heritage.

In honor of the 2023 Chinese New Year celebration, Weir ESCO employees, Kevin Xu and Percy Chang, reflect on their family traditions, the Chinese zodiac and delicious culinary experiences.

WATCH: While the majority of their time is spent creating highly engineered GET solutions for customers around the globe, once a year Weir ESCO’s engineers unite to collaborate in a highly anticipated event— the annual engineering challenge. In the latest ESCO Engages Blog post, watch and learn how this year’s champions, a team of engineers from Manila, and 16 other teams across five countries embraced failing fast to develop new ideas, build relationships and keep the tradition alive.

Collaboration. Dedication. Compassion. In this week’s ESCO Engages blog post (link), learn how Weir Portland employees embodied these characteristics and honored Weir ESCO’s legacy of philanthropy during the 2022 employee giving campaign, ‘Better Together.’

Failure can generate a variety of reactions, including celebration. In this week’s ESCO Engages article, learn how Weir ESCO’s failing fast mindset is helping team members overcome a fear of failure, value the learning that comes from experimentation and bounce back quickly when things do not go as expected.