Bead Electronics announces that it has obtained IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications at its Milford facility. IATF Certification 16949 is the standard for Automotive Quality Management Solutions (QMS). It is utilized to ensure quality control such as prevention of defects, variation, and waste. In addition, IATF supports continual improvement. Read More
Bead Electronics announced that Lou Guerci has been promoted to lead the company as President. He will be succeeding Ron Andreoli, who has been in the role since 2007 and recently shared his desire to retire. Andreoli will remain with the company through June, serving as Director of Special Projects and working on a design for Bead’s next generation swaging machines. Read More
Bead's tool and die apprentice, Henry Lucas, spoke on a Millennial panel at a New Haven Manufacturing Association event in New Haven, CT September 19 to discuss topics including the newer generations choose careers, the Millennial workforce behaviors and how to attract young talent for manufacturing growth in Connecticut. Read More
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. Read More
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, 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