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November 28, 2018 — For Immediate Release
NewAge® Industries Donates More Laptop Computers to a Rural Cambodian School
Further Increases Students’ Access to Education
Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries donated another six laptop computers to the Caramanico School in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. The school, located in a remote area of northeast Cambodia, was built in 2006 and serves students through grade twelve. This recent donation, NewAge’s third, brings the total number of donated laptops to 16.
"We’re honored to contribute to the school," said Ken Baker, CEO. "It’s great to give this equipment a second life and help students learn. The children in this rural area of Cambodia have such an opportunity at the Caramanico School – one student recently won a math award in a country-wide competition. We’re pleased to be a small part of the school’s and the students’ successes."
The six laptops were donated complete with docking stations and operating systems. They will be powered by the school’s solar panels that NewAge helped fund several years ago. NewAge is solar powered itself and produces 1MW of electricity annually from its rooftop array.
NewAge Industries’ connection to Cambodia lies in its employees, 20% of whom are originally from the country. The company’s first Cambodian employee, Nang Chhoeung, started over 20 years ago as a tubing extrusion operator. NewAge’s employee referral program led to the hiring of other Cambodian immigrants, initially Nang’s family members and friends. Nang is now the day shift supervisor for NewAge’s plastic tubing production lines. Other long-term, Cambodian-born employees include Josh Ream (silicone manufacturing supervisor, 19 years), Peter Chao (press operator, 17 years), Samang Hout and Monica Dann (product inspectors, 14 years), and Bunna Soth (press operator, 11 years).
NewAge is involved with local schools as well. The company employs engineering students from Drexel University on a six-month rotational basis, offers summer internships to high school students, sponsors a robotics team from an area middle school, and last year hosted another middle school’s students involved in the "What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?" video competition.
"We believe it’s important to help today’s students, because they’re tomorrow’s leaders," noted Baker, who regularly visits the business classes of two high schools to discuss topics ranging from business ethics to career development. "They are our future, and it’s our responsibility and privilege to guide them."
Pictured left to right in the accompanying photo are NewAge employees Mabory Tav (product inspector, eight years) and Kimly Ourn (mold shop supervisor, six years), Anne Marble (founding member of the Caramanico Foundation), NewAge employees Siravuth Sinn (press operator, four years) and Thanh Ma (press operator, six years), and Ken Baker.
AdvantaSil Ultra Low Temperature Silicone Tubing is offered in five sizes ranging from 1/8" through 1/2" I.D. Single-Use assemblies with molded tees, wyes, crosses and reducer connectors are available through custom order, as are bag assemblies and container closures. Gamma irradiated tubing and assemblies are also available.
Visit http://www.caramanicofoundation.org/ for information on the Caramanico School and its goals.
For more information on AdvantaPure products, visit http://www.advantapure.com or contact the AdvantaPure team at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2015 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, Single-Use process tubing manifolds, BioClosure® container closure systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biopharm, biomedical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Products are manufactured, stored and shipped using methods that ensure product purity.
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. Automated product identification systems, including gamma-stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics® division. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.