Corporate Overview

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 metal-working process, it fabricated products for the electronics market in the mid-1920s. McGuire, one of Bead’s loyal customers, was acquired in 1972. Learn more about our history of innovation.

Bead Electronics, a division of Bead Industries, manufactures end to end, solid wire, and tubular contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector, and lighting industries. These custom components deliver the performance of machined pins at the price of stamped and can be tooled in a fraction of the time.

Bead Chain, a division of Bead Industries, has supplied authentic Bead Chain® since 1914. Bead Chain® is used on vertical blinds, securing gas tank and other marine parts, window treatments, inside toilets and other plumbing fixtures, key chains for dog tags, and many other products.

McGuire Mfg., based in Cheshire, CT, is a distributor of high quality, commercial grade plumbing fixture trim.