Tubing Manufacturer NewAge(R) Industries Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

NewAge Industries, a leading manufacturer of plastic and rubber tubing, started as a distributorship and later began manufacturing its products. Today the company makes products for a wide range of industries and has a global customer base.

Much has changed since 1954 when founder Raymond Baker, a young salesman-turned-entrepreneur, 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(R) PVC hose, and it continues to be one of NewAge Industries' top-selling products.

"It's exciting to see NewAge reach the sixty year mark," stated Ken Baker, CEO. "The company has far surpassed what my father envisioned back in the fifties. 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(R) high purity division. The company also offers automated product identification and tracking systems involving RFID through its Verigenics(TM) 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 forty 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.

In addition to promoting the sixtieth anniversary on its website, in its advertising and at industry tradeshows, NewAge plans to observe the occasion with a corporate-wide team member celebration.

"You don't reach the sixty year mark without focusing on quality, investing in your future and appreciating your employees," noted Baker.

For more information on NewAge's history, its products and its plans for the future, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists(R) at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: info@newageindustries.com; or visit http://www.newageindustries.com/history.asp or http://www.newageindustries.com.

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