Bead Electronics hosted plant tours, a video, and speakers at their facility on Friday, October 2 in honor of Manufacturing Day. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other local government representatives attended the event as well as students from the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College.
Our Manufacturing Day event started with tours, led by employees.
Here, Jerry Weglinski, one of our Manufacturing Engineers, engages students from the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College with close-up views of our tubular contact pins.
Toolmaker, Tony Messina, poses with Vince Jakiela, a former intern (and now a full-time employee at Bead!) and graduate of the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College. Tony has been mentoring Vince over the last six months, and he has just enrolled in an Apprenticeship Program through the state.
Each year, Bead opens its doors to show the community what manufacturing looks like today and to help inspire a new generation of manufacturers. We'd like to keep the tradition going and do our part to dispel the negative stigmas of manufacturing, as it has changed into an industry involving more technology than ever before.