Employee-Owned (ESOP) Company NewAge(R) Industries Continues to Grow & Prosper; Currently Hiring for Four Positions
Employee ownership works well for this plastic tubing manufacturer. The company adopted its Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2006 and has continued to grow and prosper. NewAge currently has four employment opportunities, only one of which is a replacement. Controlled expansion is key, and the company credits employee ownership as the catalyst for everyone performing their jobs better and being focused on the bottom line and retirement savings.
“It was easy to see the change in attitudes and morale after the ESOP was established. Being an owner carries a different sense of responsibility, and the employees showed their pride of ownership right away,” says Ken Baker, CEO and majority stockholder. “Employees – team members, as we’re known here – give more thought to everything they do. We’ve always been cost conscious and concerned with waste and recycling, but the ESOP brought this to a whole new level. It took one of our core Guiding Principles, ‘Spend capital and expense money as if it were your own,’ and kicked it up a notch.”
Baker attributes company growth in part to the ESOP, noting that when team members are made to feel less like a worker and more like an owner, they look at their careers from a new perspective. “There’s a true ‘all for one and one for all’ approach here,” he states. “Employees are well aware that the way they answer the phone, make a product, or package an order affects the company’s – and their – bottom line.”
NewAge’s growth is exhibited by its continual expansion. The company has employment opportunities for four positions, and only one of those is a replacement. Baker notes that “The new jobs are created because of controlled growth. We’re very careful when we hire. We look for ethical, hard-working, quality-minded individuals who want to be part of a thriving business. And getting a nice nest egg at retirement certainly doesn’t hurt.”
For more information on NewAge’s ESOP, job opportunities, and success, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.newageindustries.com/esop.asp or http://www.newageindustries.com/employ.asp.
About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure(R)
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.7%, provides extensive custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use systems, manifolds, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. RFID systems, including gamma-irradiatable tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s new Verigenics(TM) division.
NewAge(R), NewAge Industries AdvantaPure(R), Verigenics(TM), and “Fluid Transfer Specialists(R)” are trademarks of NewAge(R) Industries, Inc.