Newage Industries Inc., a manufacturer of plastic, rubber and silicone tubing, hose and molded components, is spending $9.5 million for a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing and warehouse space in Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA, just north of Philadelphia. The new space will be divided equally between ISO Class 7 clean rooms and warehousing space, the company said.
Existing structures within the area were demolished in the fall of 2016, according to NewAge. Painting, utility work and other preparations followed, and the next phase involves clean room engineering, design and construction by AES Clean Technology Inc. of Montgomeryville, PA.
NewAge plans to move equipment from existing clean rooms to the renovated space by the second quarter of 2017. The company expects to hire 35 to 40 workers for the expansion over the next five years, adding to its current total of 126. According to NewAge, the expansion was motivated primarily by the success of NewAge’s AdvantaPure product line.
AdvantaPure tubing, hose and molded components are manufactured for high-purity, single-use biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical applications such as vaccine production and cell culture media transfer for harvest, filtration, fermentation, sampling and storage, NewAge said.
Image: From left: Glenn VandeGrift, AES Clean Technologies; Bob Volk of New Age Industries; Rob Satterfield of AES; and Ken Baker of NewAge examine plans for the NewAge expansion.