New Vista engineers have over a century of cumulative engineering and automation experience. First organized within The J.L. Wickham Co. (founded in 1983), these engineers (and many others) designed and developed large machine systems for companies such as GM, Chrysler, John Deere, and Carrier Corporation. Striking out on his own in 1992, Wickham Co. founder Jack Wickham formed New Vista Corporation, in order to create a company focused on smaller (under $1 million) projects. With 18 years experience at Black & Decker Corp. – culminating in heading the Manufacturing Development group in the late 1970s – Wickham is uniquely experienced in tackling difficult production hurdles.
Wickham deliberately started New Vista small and strategically grew the company to meet modern-day manufacturing challenges in a wide variety of industries. From the beginning, emphasis was placed on:
- Quality componentry and proven mechanisms, to ensure maximum uptime
- Use of standard parts and designs where possible, to minimize cost and speed delivery
- Quick deliveries at standard delivery prices, in order to accelerate investment payback
- Unsurpassed follow-on service & support
Due to strong market demand, New Vista outgrew its first two facilities, relocating to its current Baltimore, Maryland plant. This facility, adjacent to I-95 and minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, houses a large engineering space and machine & assembly shop. To maintain quality control and ensure schedule adherence, all mechanical engineering and assembly are performed in-house.