New Haven, CT (PRWEB) September 22, 2016
Bead Industries, along with four other manufacturers, will be inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame this October, which is also National Manufacturing Month. The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame is the only Manufacturing Hall of Fame in the United States that celebrates the manufacturing process, the manufacturer as an innovator and the manufacturer as a force for positive change in the community without having a focus on a specific process or product.
In the 1950s, Bead employed up to 300 workers on three shifts. Originally headquartered in Bridgeport, Ct, it survived two world wars, the Great Depression and multiple recessions. Today, Bead is located in a single story, modern facility in Milford, Ct, where it continues to thrive.
The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame’s mission is to raise awareness of the positive aspects and solid economic sense Advanced Manufacturing brings to U.S. communities, and to raise funding for manufacturing students and programs to create American jobs. “We are honored to be inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame,” said Jill Bryant Mayer, Bead Corporate President and fifth generation family member. “If my great grandfather were alive today, I’m sure he would be thrilled.”
The event, held at the Trumbull Marriott on October 6, will include cocktails, dinner and an induction ceremony. Proceeds will support scholarships and programs for the Housatonic Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.
About Bead Industries
Bead Industries is comprised of three divisions: Bead Chain and Bead Electronics, and a wholly owned subsidiary, McGuire Mfg. Company. Founded in 1914, Bead Industries developed and manufactured Bead Chain® for electric light pulls. Using the same innovative metalworking process, it fabricated products for the electronics market starting in the mid-1920s. Today, Bead Electronics manufactures precision continuous reeled, solid-wire, and tubular contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector and lighting industries. Their swaged pins have the performance of machined pins at the price of stamped pins, and they can be tooled in a fraction of the time at a modest cost.