NewAge® Industries/AdvantaPure® Completes Plant Expansion for Additional Clean Room Manufacturing Suites; Renovations Encompass Over 40,000 Sq. Ft.
NewAge recently completed renovation of 43,000 sq. ft. of existing space at its headquarters near Philadelphia, PA. The renovated area now houses several new ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms for silicone tubing production, molded component operations, quality inspection and packaging for its AdvantaPure high-purity products. Newly constructed warehouse space was included in the renovation. The project took nearly two years from demolition to completion and cost $10 million.
“This was a big undertaking,” noted Ken Baker, CEO of the employee-owned business. “We needed additional clean rooms to manufacture more high-purity tubing and components to meet our customers’ needs, but we didn’t want to add a random room next to our other clean rooms. This new area was designed and built from the ground up, with a vetted, product flow-through design for raw materials, extrusion, molding, quality inspection and packaging.”
The ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms were built in existing space at the company’s headquarters in Southampton, PA., just north of Philadelphia. The manufacturing suites and inspection areas total 23,000 square feet, with another 20,000 square feet renovated for additional warehouse space.
NewAge invested $10 million in the project. Engineering, design and construction was performed by AES Clean Technology Inc. of Montgomeryville, PA.
“Our intent was to move and validate our manufacturing equipment in phases to avoid any production stoppages or product shortages. We accomplished that, but we also decided to add more extrusion equipment and mold presses. This equipment expansion will help us meet our customers’ current and future product demands,” said Baker.
NewAge/AdvantaPure’s key customers who have inspected the new clean rooms have approved them for production of their orders involving AdvantaSil™ platinum-cured silicone tubing and reinforced hose, Single-Use molded tubing assemblies, and BioClosure® container closure systems.
Learn more about the products manufactured in the renovated space on AdvantaPure’s website at http://www.advantapure.com/. For details on the company’s other building renovations and sustainability initiatives, visit http://www.newageindustries.com/green-initiatives.asp or contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists at NewAge Industries, Inc., by phone: 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; email: email@example.com; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; or at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966.
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP and became an employee owned company for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2015 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, Single-Use process tubing manifolds, BioClosure® container closure systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biopharm, biomedical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Products are manufactured, stored and shipped using methods that ensure product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics division.
AdvantaSil™, BioClosure, NewAge, NewAge Industries AdvantaPure, Verigenics, and “Fluid Transfer Specialists” are trademarks of NewAge Industries, Inc.