Bead Industries Blog

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Leading the Workforce Revolution

Today CEO’s are dealing with a workforce that’s unlike any they’ve ever witnessed before. These days, workers can choose whether they’ll work in the office, remotely, or a mix of both, forcing CEOs and business owners to figure out what model works best for them. The Key to Hybrid? Accountability & Performance. “Companies that stubbornly … read more


Connecticut Tech School Invites Women in Manufacturing to Speak to Students

To celebrate several notable women with careers in manufacturing, the Emmett O’Brien Technical School invited them to speak to more than 30 female students at the school.  Schwerdtle Inc. CEO Kathy Saint, Bead Industries CEO Jill Mayer, and Exello Tool CEO Marcy Minnick met with 32 female students in the school’s precision machining technology program. Schwerdtle manufactures tools, dies, stamps, and … read more



‘Ready to Spring Back’: Manufacturers Look to the Future

The next generation of Connecticut manufacturing leaders are bringing fresh perspectives, new ideas, and a willingness to listen, learn, and adapt as they navigate the sector’s significant challenges. “It’s being able to see what is coming at you and just react quickly,” says Brittany Isherwood, president of Farmington-based Burke Aerospace.  Isherwood was one of three … read more


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