Bead Industries Blog

Category: Manufacturing

Resiliency Drives Employers’ Pandemic Response

“Not on my watch.” That’s how Bead Industries CEO Jill Mayer recalls her attitude as she and her leadership team mapped out the company’s strategy in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re a 106-year-old manufacturing company,” she told fellow business leaders Sept. 24 at CBIA’s annual The Connecticut Economy conference. “We’ve been through … read more


Podcast: Bead Industries – Empowering Your People

From Made in America with Ari Santiago: Jill Mayer, CEO, is bringing Bead Industries, a 100+ year old company in Milford CT, to new heights. They are updating their marketing, technology, and management systems to empower their people, encourage a younger workforce, and take their company into the future. In this episode, Jill tells wonderful … read more



Podcast: Bead CEO on Growth & Innovation

Bead Industries, a 5th-Generation company and Amodex, entering its 3rd generation, are investing, innovating and growing in the State of Connecticut.  Tune in to hear these dynamic CEOs share their stories:  https://youtu.be/pyU_2Gx7ssA


Custom, Quick and Cost-Effective Manufacturing in CT Just Got Quicker

Bead Electronics announced to customers the addition of a GF Vertical Milling Center expanding their capabilities in fine pitch hard milling. Bead prides themselves as being able to provide a custom, production tooled part delivered in three to six weeks. The new technology will allow Bead to reduce their current tool making time by half. “Our … read more


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


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