Posted on October 15, 2018 by jdooley
MILFORD- To mark October as Manufacturing Month, State Rep. Pam Staneski visited, spoke with and toured Bead Industries with Bead officials as well as students from Emmett O’ Brien Tech High School in Ansonia as they were able to observe the shop floor and ask questions about precision skilled manufacturing.
The ‘Connecticut Dream It. Do It.’ campaign is a statewide initiative to help promote manufacturing, educate Connecticut residents about the rewarding career pathways in manufacturing, and help our state’s manufacturers recruit the skilled workers they need to succeed in a global market.
“I look forward to this visit every year. I have a passion for our manufacturing workforce and as a legislator, I have advocated for greater job-training opportunities for our young adults and assisting our small manufacturing companies, like Bead Industries recruit a talented future workforce. When companies like Bead succeed, we all succeed,” said Rep. Staneski.
Bead Industries is comprised of two 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 in the mid-1920s. McGuire, one of Bead’s loyal customers, which was acquired in 1972, is based in Cheshire, CT, and is a distributor of high quality, commercial plumbing supplies.