Bead Industries Blog

Alchemic Rhetoric

Bead Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Local Vo-Tech Students

We spent Manufacturing Day in our factory with students from Emmett O’Brien Technical High School.  It was a joy to see a genuine engagement and interest from every student, and it reaffirmed our belief that by opening our doors we can improve the perception of manufacturing in CT. Steve Orloski, Instructor and Program Department Head … read more


Bead CEO Named “40 Under 40” Award Recipient

Bead Industries CEO Jill Mayer was named a “40 Under Forty” award recipient by the Hartford Business Journal. She joins a list of talented young professionals from various industries such as healthcare, financial services and STEM-related fields in the Greater Hartford region. “Each of this year’s honorees have demonstrated strong leadership in their careers and an … read more


The Importance of Wellness in the Workplace

Healthy employees mean happy, productive employees and a positive work environment, so we take health pretty seriously.  In manufacturing companies like ours, factory employees often stand for many hours of the day sometimes with repetitive motions that can cause occasional muscle strain. Office employees have their share of challenges, hunched over their desks pumping out … read more



Bead Launches New Corporate Website

As part of the overall re-branding initiative, Bead Industries is excited to announce the launch of a freshly redesigned website. Its responsive design now makes it compatible with all digital devices, such as tablets and mobile phones. The new website comes as part of their reinvigorated look and strategy.  “Our goal was to create a … read more


McGuire Offers New Convertible II Ball Valve

McGuire is proud to announce the new Convertible BVII series which completes our stop valve product line and delivers our most comprehensive stop valves available on the market today. Now engineered for both commercial and multi-use markets, McGuire’s unique quarter-turn ball valve converts to a loose key application for vandal proof installation. McGuire offers four lines … read more


Bead Industries Announces CEO and CFO

Jill Bryant Mayer, great granddaughter of Bead Industries, Inc. founder, W. Calvin Bryant, has been promoted to CEO of the family-owned company (formerly Bead Chain Manufacturing Co.). The company’s previous CEO, Kenneth Bryant, retired in October of 2014. Most recently Corporate President, Mayer will continue to report to the board of directors. As CEO, she will be responsible … read more