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Our Response to COVID-19

At Bead, 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 local authorities, to ensure that we as an organization are doing what we can to provide the safest environment for everyone.

On Friday, March 20, the Governor announced a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” initiative effectively closing Connecticut non-essential businesses. For purposes of Executive Order 7H, “essential business,” means: All manufacturing and corresponding supply chains, including aerospace, agriculture, and related support businesses. This allows us to stay open and support our customers with critical components that are used across a wide array of applications to keep people safe.

We are dedicated to our customers and our commitments. Please continue to be in touch with us regarding any restrictions, safety procedures, or specifics that we should be made aware of as our team is doing everything we can to ensure our manufacturing and shipping efforts continue to operate normally. At this time, while most of our office staff are working remotely, we have not experienced major disruptions to our production, inventory or lead times.

Among the measures we are taking to protect our employees and ensure our customers receive the products that they need are:

  • We continue to promote the CDC guidelines, especially staying home if team members feel ill.
  • No visitors are allowed entry into our facilities.
  • Business travel has been restricted for all employees.
  • Employees who can work remotely are doing so with the equipment and support needed to do their jobs effectively.
  • We have increased the sanitation efforts in our facilities and work areas and have modified areas to provide more space between workstations.

We are resilient at Bead and we will continue to navigate this unprecedented crisis with determination. Our team has seen a lot in our 106 years in business – depressions, recessions and World War II, to name a few. We are prepared to deal with the evolving conditions. We appreciate your partnership as we learn more and continue to communicate with you, our valued customers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

Jill Bryant Mayer, CEO