NewAge Industries, a plastic and rubber tubing and hose manufacturer, located in Bucks County, PA, will celebrate its 55th anniversary in 2009. Since noting its 50-year milestone in 2004, the company has expanded its manufacturing facilities and capabilities, introduced several new products for its high-purity AdvantaPure® division, developed new ways to enhance customer service and support, as well as initiated an employee stock ownership plan.
According to the company, its products benefit a broad array of industries, such as: • Appliance. • Pharmaceutical. • Biotechnology. • Medical. • Food and beverage. • Chemical. • Energy generation. • Laboratory. • General industrial. • Recreational vehicles and equipment. • Packaging. • Maintenance. • And more. While the company has surprisingly not needed to increase its staff much over the past several years, it is instead concentrating on production efficiencies, cross-training and continuing education. Proud of its history of promoting from within and rewarding long-term team members, NewAge has employed 55 percent of its 73 team members for more than five years, while another 30 percent have been employed for more than 10. “It’s very exciting to celebrate this anniversary,” notes NewAge Industries CEO Ken Baker. “I’m pleased to continue with my father’s goal and thrilled to be doing well in these challenging economic times. We’ll keep looking forward, making improvements and continuing to service our customers beyond their expectations.”