NewAge Industries Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Much has changed since 1954 when founder Raymond Baker purchased a small company that produced and sold metal hardness testing instruments. Although Baker was successful in the testing equipment industry, he came across a completely different item that he liked and believed would sell well. He started a second product line with that item, Nylobrade PVC hose, and it continues to be one of NewAge Industries’ top-selling products.

“It’s exciting to see NewAge reach the 60-year mark,” said Ken Baker, CEO. “The company has far surpassed what my father envisioned back in the '50s. We’re now a global manufacturer, involved with dozens and dozens of industries, with a loyal and long-standing customer base that relies on the quality of our products and our people.”

Through the years NewAge went from distributing plastic and rubber tubing and reinforced hose, to manufacturing it, to exploring emerging markets and becoming a leader in single-use tubing products for clean-application industries. The testing instruments part of the company was sold in early 2000 and allowed the company to focus on improving and expanding its tubing business.

Today NewAge offers unreinforced tubing and reinforced hose in many types of materials and specializes in products for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries through its AdvantaPure high purity division. The company also offers automated product identification and tracking systems involving RFID through its Verigenics group.

NewAge is headquartered in Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. Recent improvements at the facility include a rooftop solar panel array that generates half of the company’s electricity requirements, a new trash recycling program, new lighting and windows, new electrical motors for building operation functions, proper electronic waste recycling, and reduced water usage thanks to changes in manufacturing processes.

NewAge Industries’ team members own 40 percent of the company through an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). They have a thorough understanding of how their everyday actions affect the company’s bottom line and ultimately their own. Improvement initiatives are a standard practice at the company.

For more information, call 800-506-3924; fax 800-837-1856; e-mail: info@newageindustries.com; or visit http://www.newageindustries.com.

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