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Bead Manufacturer's Long History of Innovation Recognized

At its peak, Bead Industries had 300 employees working in three shifts. At the start, it was just three men and an idea. The company was founded by Waldo Calvin Bryant, his son, Waldo Gerald Bryant, and Gilbert Goodridge, an engineer in the family’s business, Bryant Electric Co. in Bridgeport.  Read More

Bead Industries to be Inducted into American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Bead Industries, Inc., global manufacturer of electronic contact pins and supplier of Bead Chain® and McGuire commercial plumbing products, will be inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame this October.  The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame celebrates the innovative history of American manufacturing,  raises funds for educational programs, and promotes awareness of Advanced Manufacturing.  Read More

Bead Global Electronic Contact Pin Manufacturer Draws Interest at Manufacturing Day Event

Bead Electronics, a Connecticut-based electronic contact pin manufacturer, hosted plant tours at their facility in Milford, Ct on Friday, October 2 in honor of Manufacturing Day. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro attended the event and spoke to a diverse group of attendees, including students from the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College and local government representatives on the importance of debunking the negative stigmas of manufacturing. Read More

Bead Electronics Appoints New Director of Sales, Anticipates Growth in Interconnect Industry

Bead Electronics, a global leader in custom contact pin manufacturing, today announced the publication of its new whitepaper, "The Bead Electronics Swaging Process: From Concept to Reality". The comprehensive white paper offers insight into an alternative metalworking process for custom contact pin manufacturing, called swaging. Read More

Swaging Process Superior Alternative to Traditional Contact Pin Manufacturing Methods, According to New Whitepaper

Bead Electronics, a global leader in custom contact pin manufacturing, today announced the publication of its new whitepaper, "The Bead Electronics Swaging Process: From Concept to Reality". The comprehensive white paper offers insight into an alternative metalworking process for custom contact pin manufacturing, called swaging. Read More

Bead Industries to Celebrate its Centennial with Open House

Bead's centennial celebration, scheduled for May 8th, 3-6 p.m., will feature an open house and factory tour of its Milford-based facility. It will include factory tours and the screening of a Centennial video, which documents Bead's rich history. Read More

Bead Marks 100 Years of Manufacturing Innovation

Bead Industries, Inc., global manufacturer of electronic contact pins and supplier of Bead Chain® and McGuire commercial plumbing products, celebrates its 100th year in business this year. The company is planning a series of activities to celebrate its first 100 years and events will be taking place throughout the year, including an open house tour of its Milford-based factory, the release of a centennial book chronicling the captivating history of Bead, and a variety of event sponsorships and community charity events. Read More

3D CAD Models of Contact Pins Now Available for Bead Electronics' Customers

Bead Electronics, a manufacturer of custom contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector, and specialty lighting industries, has launched a new online catalog to strengthen its online usability, improve customer service, and reach new industries. Read More