SPOTLIGHT ON BUCKS BUSINESS

NewAge® Industries’ Employee Ownership, Green Actions and Careful Expansion Help It Succeed

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries is a manufacturer of thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and reinforced hose, and a supplier of fittings and clamps. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.8%. It stocks millions of feet of tubing and prides itself on same-day shipment of most orders for its core product lines.

NewAge supplies products to industries such as food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, chemical, beer and brewing, medical, appliance, laboratory, maintenance, toy, robotics and OEM. The company provides extensive custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities and services customers worldwide.

NewAge Industries is a family and employee-owned business with its corporate offices and state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Southampton. Its ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Plan – owns 49% of the company and recently marked its ten year anniversary. The ESOP provides a retirement benefit to team members at no cost to them, and because of its ESOP status, NewAge realizes significant tax advantages.

Team members have come to understand that their everyday actions and decisions have direct influence on the future of the company, their coworkers and themselves. The company has seen a culture shift from “It’s not my job,” to “How can I help?” The team follows NewAge’s Basic Guiding Principles, a set of ideals focusing on teamwork, learning, safety, accountability, ownership, integrity and customer service. Examples include “Always remember that the customer is why we are here,” “Live a healthy lifestyles in order to better perform your work tasks,” and “Be honest, fair, trustworthy, and do the right thing.”

From the start, NewAge’s philosophy has been to give customers what they want the first time and every time. High quality, selection, quick delivery, old-fashioned personal service, and a fair price ... these are the principles that founder Raymond Baker built his company upon, and these principles are what NewAge believes customers look for in a supplier today.

To that end NewAge employs highly trained sales team members who have been working in the industry for decades. They are prepared to solve the most challenging tubing and hose applications and are well versed in associations such as FDA, USP, and NSF and their standards. The company devotes a significant portion of its staff to its Quality team to make sure both incoming and outgoing products meet or exceed expectations. Manufacturing and warehouse team members work staggered shifts to ensure continuous production and timely shipments.

NewAge believes strongly in being an environmentally responsible manufacturer. In recent years the company has taken several major steps to improve its efficiencies with the energy it uses and to deal properly with the waste it produces. Its most ambitious project – installing over 4,000 solar panels on the building’s rooftop – was completed in 2011, and the company now produces over half its energy needs through solar power. Other improvements include new energy efficient lighting and windows, a new trash compaction and recycling program, additional roof insulation, new high efficiency motors to run manufacturing areas and the building’s air conditioning systems, and properly recycled computer equipment.

NewAge Industries’ high purity division, AdvantaPure®, is designed to meet and anticipate the evolving needs of the biopharmaceutical industry. AdvantaPure is ISO 9001:2008 certified and manufactures and packages many of its products in ISO-certified clean rooms. These products are used for vaccine production, R&D, animal health, chemical transfer and other high purity applications, including those involving Single-Use/Disposable components. USP Class VI, FDA, ISO and European Pharmacopoeia are some of the standards met by AdvantaPure’s products.

Verigenics®, NewAge’s automated identification solutions division, focuses on RFID – radio frequency identification technology. The group has implemented tracking systems for use with inventoried items, applications involving safety and one-time usage, and consumables where automated tracking helps simplify procedures, enhance safety and improve product security. Verigenics offers the first RFID tag to withstand gamma irradiation, GammaTag®.

NewAge Industries has expanded carefully and cautiously in recent years and continues to do so. The company is currently renovating space for new production and storage areas and has job openings in Sales, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Quality. Its Bucks County location and proximity to Philadelphia make its headquarters easily accessible by public transportation or car.

NewAge®, NewAge Industries AdvantaPure®, Verigenics® and GammaTag® are registered trademarks of NewAge® Industries, Inc.

For more information about NewAge® Industries, Inc., visit www.newageindustries.com.