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clean room expansionNewAge® Industries-AdvantaPure® Enters the Next Phase of Renovations at Its New Tubing Manufacturing Plant
(10/12/2021)

Southampton, PA — NewAge's 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Warrington, Pa., now has several clean rooms being readied for testing. The tubing manufacturer has been renovating the nearby additional facility to house several clean rooms for the production of high purity silicone and thermoplastic elastomer tubing for its AdvantaPure division. The tubing is used in COVID-19 and other vaccine manufacturing processes. NewAge anticipates tripling its production capacities for these in-demand products.
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clean room expansionNewAge® Industries-AdvantaPure® Completes Its Clean Room Expansion Project
(09/29/2021)

Southampton, PA — NewAge® Industries, the manufacturer of AdvantaPure high purity tubing products, recently finished an expansion project at its southeastern Pennsylvania headquarters. The company relocated an office, employee lockers, and a storage area to convert 3,100 sq. ft. into another ISO Class 7 certified clean room.

The renovated section is now integrated with the company's manufacturing suite. Following air quality testing, injection molding presses, quality inspection tables, and assembly and packaging stations were moved into the new room. The area is used as additional space to manufacture molded connectors and tubing assemblies.
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AdvantaPure tradeshow boothAdvantaPure® Announces Fall Trade Show Appearances
(09/14/2021)

Southampton, PA — AdvantaPure, the high purity division of NewAge Industries, will exhibit its silicone and TPE tubing and molded assemblies at the ISPE Boston Show, BioProcess International 2021, and Interphex, all taking place in September and October. AdvantaPure will also highlight its recent clean room expansion and its in-process building renovation at the events. The company is increasing its tubing manufacturing capacity to help meet demand for its Single-Use products.
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expansionNewAge® Industries-AdvantaPure® Moves Forward with Another Expansion Project at Its Pennsylvania Headquarters
(07/06/2021)

Southampton, PA — NewAge Industries, the manufacturer of AdvantaPure® high purity tubing products, has expansion plans underway – again – at its corporate facility in southeastern Pennsylvania. The project will add over 3,000 sq. ft. of ISO Class 7 certified clean rooms to the company's existing manufacturing suite where AdvantaFlex® weldable and sealable tubing, AdvantaSil® silicone tubing and reinforced hose, and molded Single-Use tubing assemblies are made.

The expansion is an extension of a project completed in 2018. NewAge renovated existing warehouse space, built several ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms, and shifted its platinum-cured silicone manufacturing processes to the new area.
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solar powerNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure Celebrates 10 Years of Solar Energy
(06/10/2021)

Southampton, PA — Following the choice to embrace solar power, construction involving reinforcement of the roof at NewAge Industries' headquarters began in the summer of 2010. It culminated on June 8, 2011, when a group of the plastic tubing manufacturer's employees flipped a switch and began using solar energy.

The power system, consisting of 4,082 rooftop solar panels, has the capacity to produce up to one megawatt continuously and has been doing so for the past ten years.

"It was our most ambitious project to date," said Ken Baker, the company's CEO. "As a U.S. manufacturer, we insisted on U.S.-manufactured products...
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three new directorsNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure Welcomes Three New Directors
(04/29/2021)

Southampton, PA — NewAge Industries announces the appointments of Maurice LeCompte, Sonia Schwantes and Rick Zijadic. LeCompte is now Director of Manufacturing Development, and Schwantes is Director of Product Management, both new positions. Zijadic replaces a retiree in the role of Director of Manufacturing. Business growth – much of it related to tubing and Single-Use systems for COVID-19 vaccine production – helped fuel the need for these appointments.
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Certified B CorpNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure is Now a Certified B Corporation™
(03/31/2021)

Southampton, PA — Plastic and silicone tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries announces that it has achieved Certified B Corporation status. The certification assures customers, prospects, vendors, and other business associates that NewAge meets verified standards for environmental performance and social practices that benefit others. B Corps™ like NewAge focus on customers, their communities and employees while producing quality products and remaining profitable.
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employee owned for 15 yearsNewAge® Industries Observes 15 Years of Employee Ownership
(01/12/2021)

Southampton, PA — It's been fifteen years since plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries took one of its first major steps to becoming employee owned. Headquartered in southeastern Pennsylvania, the company is now 100% owned by its team members. NewAge's ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Plan – is designed to provide incentives for employees to work with a primary focus on the customer and to reward long-term employees at retirement.
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Ken Liszewski and Tony SzokaNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure®Announces New Roles for Two Key Sales Team Members
(12/15/2020)

Southampton, PA — Ken Liszewski and Tony Szoka of NewAge Industries have been promoted to new positions with the company. The tubing manufacturer announced that Liszewski is now Global Sales Manager for its AdvantaPure brand of high purity products, and Szoka is National Sales Manager for NewAge fluid transfer items. Both men have been with the company for many years and have the leadership skills to head their respective teams and move the company forward.
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warehouse expansionNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure® Looks to Hire Dozens of New Employee-Owners as It Expands
(12/01/2020)

Southampton, PA — NewAge Industries AdvantaPure recently increased storage space for the plastic and silicone tubing its team members manufacture. The warehouse space, previously leased to a tenant, is within its headquarters in Southampton, Pa., and now houses bulk tubing inventory. Plans involve shifting inventory of other products to allow room for additional cleanroom manufacturing areas. Due to its growth, NewAge now utilizes the entire building, which was purchased twenty years ago.
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We are hiringNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure® Looks to Hire Dozens of New Employee-Owners as It Expands
(11/05/2020)

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries is expanding again and in the process of hiring several dozen employees. Most positions involve the manufacture of products for its AdvantaPure division, but the company is also hiring for its Engineering, Quality, Sales and Warehouse teams. NewAge anticipates that its benefits package, which includes employee ownership for long term team members, profit sharing, a 401(k) plan, paid time off and health insurance, will attract new team members.
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cleanroomNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure® Partners with CleanSpace & Genesis on New Project
(10/30/2020)

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries-AdvantaPure has begun renovations on a recently purchased property in Warrington, Pa., acquired for expansion. The company is partnering with CleanSpace Modular and Genesis AEC on clean room design and construction within the building. The clean rooms will be used to manufacture high purity silicone and TPE tubing for COVID-19 vaccine development and production and for other biopharm, pharmaceutical and medical products.
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new facilityNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure® Expands on Recent Purchase of Additional Facility
(10/13/2020)

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries purchased two building units near its southeastern Pennsylvania headquarters in the spring and recently bought the remaining unit within the building. The company now owns the entire property, which will be used to manufacture silicone and TPE tubing and molded parts. The products are part of NewAge's AdvantaPure high purity division and are used in pharmaceutical and biopharm processes, including those involving COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
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New Board of Directors MembersNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure® Appoints New Members to its Board of Directors
(06/24/2020)

Southampton, PA — NewAge Industries, an employee-owned manufacturer of plastic and silicone tubing, recently named Jim Henderson and Andreas Georghiou to its Board. The group will help to strategically plan the years ahead for NewAge, its employee owners, and its customers as the company grows and expands. NewAge's products are used in a variety of applications including high-purity biopharm and pharmaceutical for the fight against COVID-19, beer brewing and dispensing, medical, and general industrial.
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GORE STA-PURE Pump TubingAdvantaPure® Now Offers GORE® STA-PURE® Pump Tubing
(06/17/2020)

Southampton, PA — AdvantaPure is now a systems integrator of GORE STA-PURE Pump Tubing, Series PCS. The AdvantaPure team is expert at molding connections for tubing assemblies and can overmold GORE STA-PURE Pump Tubing as the pump element in biopharm and pharmaceutical assemblies. The overmolding process results in a smooth contact surface for optimal fluid flow. GORE STA-PURE Pump Tubing connects to any of AdvantaPure’s AdvantaSil® platinum-cured silicone tubing using overmolding technology.
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new building conceptNewAge Industries AdvantaPure® Purchases Additional Facility to Increase Capacity & Ensure Continuity of Product Manufacturing
Site Will House Tubing Extruders & Mold Presses
(05/26/2020)

Southampton, PA — This month NewAge Industries closed a deal to buy two building units at a location within seven miles of its southeastern Pennsylvania headquarters. The company will renovate the space, then purchase and install new tubing extrusion equipment and presses for injection molding. The site will be used primarily to manufacture high purity tubing and molded assemblies for NewAge’s AdvantaPure® division, which supplies Single-Use fluid transfer systems to biopharm and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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100% Employee OwnedNewAge Industries AdvantaPure® Announces 100% Employee Ownership
Rewards Long-Term Employees & Secures a Succession Plan
(09/06/19)

Southampton, PA —Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries is now 100% owned by its employees through an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). The ESOP is a retirement benefit that gives employee-owners a true stake in their futures. Ken Baker, CEO, sold portions of the business to the ESOP in three stages over the past thirteen years. September 2019 saw the completion of a decades-long plan to help ensure the continued success of the company and avoid a competitive buyout.
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AdvantaPure BPOG tested tubingBPOG Extractables Testing of AdvantaPure®'s Key Silicone and TPE Tubing Products is Complete
Test Results Help Drug Manufacturers Compare Tubing
(05/29/19)

Southampton, PA — BPOG testing has been completed on AdvantaPure's primary product lines. The full BPOG (BioPhorum Operations Group) standardized extractables test protocol, involving six extraction solvents, tested to four different exposure times – 30 minutes, 7 days, 21 days and 70 days – and involving several analytical techniques, was performed by a fully-accredited, independent test lab.

"Some tubing manufacturers aren't testing to the full 70 day time period," noted Gregg Donovan, AdvantaPure’s Product Manager. "But many of our customers wanted complete testing, not a truncated and extrapolated version. We made the commitment and investment for full testing to satisfy our customers' needs."
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AdvantaPure Welcomes Pennsylvania Senator Bob CaseyNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure Welcomes Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey
Discussions on Employee Ownership and Its Benefits Held
(01/23/19)

Southampton, PA — Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries was honored to host Senator Bob Casey on Friday, January 11. Senator Casey visited to experience the culture of this employee-owned company and to hear about the value of employee ownership directly from its employee-owners.

Senator Casey participated in a round table discussion moderated by Jeff Johnson, a 28-year team member, who gave an overview of how and why Ken Baker, NewAge's CEO, arrived at the decision to become employee owned.
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Celebrating 65 YearsNewAge® Industries Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary
(01/08/19)

Southampton, PA — 2019 marks NewAge Industries' 65th year in business. Started in 1954, the company distributed plastic tubing for industrial uses and today manufactures dozens of tubing styles for markets such as biopharm and pharmaceutical, medical, food, appliance, chemical and for various applications involving fluid and gas transfer. NewAge is employee owned and prides itself on providing customers with high quality products, good selection, quick delivery, old-fashioned personal service and a fair price.
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laptop donationNewAge® Industries Donates More Laptop Computers to a Rural Cambodian School
Further Increases Students' Access to Education
(11/28/18)

Southampton, PA — Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries made a third donation of laptop computers to the Caramanico School in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. NewAge employs many team members originally from Cambodia and is honored to help the country's students in this remote location. The school powers the computers with solar energy. It serves students up to twelfth grade and helps provide clean water, meals and housing. NewAge is involved with schools and students in the Southampton area as well.
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Ultra Low Temp Silicone TubingAdvantaPure® Introduces AdvantaSil™ Ultra Low Temperature Silicone Tubing
Engineered for Temperatures as Low as -112°C
(10/30/18)

Southampton, PA — New AdvantaSil Ultra Low Temperature Silicone Tubing is designed to aid pharmaceutical and biopharm manufacturers with protecting their high-value cell and drug products. The platinum-cured tubing is engineered for Single-Use applications involving cold storage and transport. It’s the first commercially-available tubing engineered for flexibility and crush resistance upon removal from a minus 86 degrees C freezer. A video on AdvantaPure’s website shows the test procedures and results.
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silicone tubing extrusionNewAge® Industries/AdvantaPure® Completes Plant Expansion for Additional Clean Room Manufacturing Suites
Renovations Encompass Over 40,000 Sq. Ft.
(08/22/18)

Southampton, PA — NewAge recently completed renovation of 43,000 sq. ft. of existing space at its headquarters near Philadelphia, Pa. The renovated area now houses several new ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms for silicone tubing production, molded component operations, quality inspection and packaging for its AdvantaPure high-purity products. Newly constructed warehouse space was included in the renovation. The project took nearly two years from demolition to completion and cost $10 million.
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case studyAdvantaPure® Introduces New Case Studies on Tubing, Closures and Molded Assemblies
Each Study Describes Processing Problems, Customer Goals, and Product Solutions
(07/12/18)

Southampton, PA — Three new case studies from AdvantaPure highlight fluid transfer challenges in the biopharm and pharmaceutical industries. One study explores leak-proof container systems coupled with the goal of foam reduction. Another focuses on Single-Use molded tubing assemblies in a final fill application. The third examines how a customer decided between movable totes and two styles of clean room wall pass-through systems.
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silicone tubingAdvantaPure® Completes Full BPOG Extractables Testing of Several Silicone and TPE Tubing Products
Provides Drug Manufacturers with Extensive Test Results for Tubing Comparison
(06/13/18)

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer AdvantaPure announces the completion of BPOG testing on three of its tubing lines used for biopharm and pharmaceutical applications. Two styles of silicone tubing — standard and high pressure — and the company's weldable and sealable TPE tubing now offer full BPOG test results for extractable compounds. Tests were performed by a fully-accredited, third-party test lab using a variety of analytical techniques. Results are available upon request.
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Forecasting and Supply Planning Guide from BPOGAdvantaPure® Contributes to Newly-Released Forecasting and Supply Planning Guide from BPOG
Combined Effort Aims to Improve Forecasting and Demand Planning
(05/30/18)

Southampton, PA — BPOG, the BioPhorum Operations Group, recently developed a best practices guide on forecasting and demand planning involving the biopharmaceutical industry. The guide, a collaborative effort involving biomanufacturers and suppliers, is available from BPOG’s website. It aims to help manufacturers and their vendors improve understanding and communication regarding each other’s needs. A self-assessment tool for measuring companies’ current planning processes is also available from the site.
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AdvantaPassNewAge® Industries Welcomed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to Discuss ESOPs in the State
Goal was to Help Promote Employee Ownership in Pennsylvania; Meetings Focused on the Benefits of ESOPs
(05/17/18)

Southampton, PA — Pa. Governor Tom Wolf visited plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries on Monday, May 14, 2018, to discuss employee ownership and how it can be promoted throughout the state. The Governor attended roundtable meetings with current and retired NewAge employee-owners and with CEOs of other Pa. ESOP companies. A plant tour of NewAge’s newly-renovated facility completed the Governor’s visit.
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AdvantaPassSecond Patent Awarded for AdvantaPure®’s AdvantaPass® Clean Room Wall Pass-Through System
Significant Improvements Prompt Issuance
(04/10/18)

Southampton, PA — AdvantaPure has been issued a second U.S. patent for its AdvantaPass technology. The system maintains the separation of room atmospheres to minimize contamination risks in biopharm and pharmaceutical processing. Improvements that warranted the second patent include welded wall portals, the elimination of adhesives and sealants, and adjustable wall flanges. The upgrades offer users more options regarding mounting and using the system.
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