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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



Our Response to COVID-19

At Bead Industries, Inc., it is our priority to maintain the health, safety, and overall wellness of our customers, communities, and our family of employees. As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, we are following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as federal, state and … 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 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


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