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2014
1/23/2014Bead Industries 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.
2013
5/31/2013Bead Welcomes a Third Daughter to the Family Business
Bead Industries announces the addition of another fifth generation family member, Sylvia Pessin, to the family business. Bead has hired Pessin as Customer Relationship Manager, making her the third daughter to join the company.
5/8/2013Bead Receives SBA’s Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year Award
Kenneth E. Bryant of Bead Industries, Inc., Milford, CT, received the Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Connecticut District Office. The Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year is selected to honor a family-owned and operated business which has been passed on from one generation to another.
2012
10/9/2012Bead to Implement IQMS’ Manufacturing ERP Solution
To encourage better visibility into its daily operations, Bead Industries is investing in IQMS’ RealTime™ Production Monitoring solution. By tracking all aspects of production (including total parts created, production time, downtime, rejects and parts remaining) in real time, Bead Industries can proactively take better control of its plant floor as production occurs for optimal manufacturing performance.
5/17/2012Bead Chain Launches New Website, Increases Traffic by 20%
Bead's enhanced site emphasizes its customer-focused approach with improved navigation that allows visitors to quickly locate what they need - from bead chain product specs to videos, news, and upcoming events. The site has already increased traffic by 20% since its launch in early March.
3/20/2012Bead Industries Looks for New Acquisition to Accelerate Growth
Bead is looking to acquire other businesses or product lines that complement their existing businesses and supplement their organic growth strategy. Bead's core manufacturing processes include high-speed cold forming of small, precision metal parts and automated assembly of custom interconnect products.
2010
5/27/2010Bead Industries Receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance Certification
Bead Industries has demonstrated its Quality Management System to be compliant to ISO 9001: 2008 quality standards. ISO 9001:2008 is the fourth and latest edition of the ISO standard first published in 1987, which has become the international benchmark for providing high quality products and maintaining excellent customer satisfaction. Ken Bryant, CEO of Bead Industries, commented: “We are delighted to attain this updated certification, and its recognition of our commitment to quality and to continuous improvement. Our success in achieving this goal is due to the tremendous dedication and teamwork of our employees.”