Southampton, PA – NewAge Industries, the manufacturer of AdvantaPure high purity tubing products, has expansion plans underway at its corporate facility in southeastern Pennsylvania. The project will add over 3,000 sq. ft. of ISO Class 7 certified clean rooms to the company’s existing manufacturing suite where AdvantaFlex weldable and sealable tubing, AdvantaSil silicone tubing and reinforced hose, and molded single-use tubing assemblies are made.
The expansion is an extension of a project completed in 2018. NewAge renovated existing warehouse space, built several ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms, and shifted its platinum-cured silicone manufacturing processes to the new area. The move resulted in an improved workflow and more square footage for production, assembly, packaging, quality inspections, and inventory.
“We predicted that the expansion we did a few years ago would be all the space we’d need for many years, since it involved over forty-thousand square feet,” said Ken Baker, CEO. “But no one anticipated the pandemic. Business is robust, and we need more production and assembly rooms.”
Orders for NewAge Industries-AdvantaPure products increased substantially over the past year. The company’s involvement with Operation Warp Speed (OWS), a U.S. government program initiated to accelerate the development, manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, requires that orders from companies for OWS-related projects take precedence over other orders for similar products.
Baker added, “Operation Warp Speed has changed things considerably. We’re hiring, we’re improving our processes, and we’re renovating another building that we purchased last year. The additional clean rooms at our headquarters will help us get more, much-needed product out the door and on the way to our biopharm and pharmaceutical customers.”
The new rooms will be used primarily for injection molding and tubing assembly processes. BioClosure container closures, molded tubing connections, and tubing sets with various filters, fittings, bottles, and bags will be manufactured in the renovated space. The project is expected to be completed during the third quarter of this year.
Like the earlier expansion at the company’s headquarters, this new venture has been designed, and is being constructed, by AES Clean Technology of Montgomeryville, PA. The anticipated cost of the plan is $2 million. NewAge invested $10 million in the 2018 expansion.