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2019
9/20/2019To lure younger workers, manufacturers seek to bridge the perception-reality divide
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.
2018
8/6/2018Bead CEO Named “40 Under 40” Award Recipient
Bead Industries CEO Jill Mayer was named a “40 Under Forty” award recipient by the Hartford Business Journal. She joins a list of talented young professionals from various industries such as healthcare, financial services and STEM-related fields in the Greater Hartford region.
2016
10/10/2016Bead 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.