SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—NewAge Industries finished a two-year expansion project at its headquarters, adding new clean rooms to produce platinum-cured silicone tubing, molded components and single-use molded tubing assemblies.
The $10 million project added ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms into the Southampton facility's existing space, renovating more than 40,000 square feet, according to a NewAge new release.
The additional clean rooms were necessary to manufacture more high-purity tubing and components to meet customer demands, CEO Ken Baker said in a statement. The new area was designed and built with a vetted, product flow-through design for raw materials, extrusion, molding, quality inspection and packaging. The products are manufactured for the biopharm, pharmaceutical and other clean application industries.
The manufacturing suites and inspection areas total 23,000 square feet, with another 20,000 square feet renovated for additional warehouse space.
NewAge also added more extrusion equipment and mold presses, while moving and validating manufacturing equipment in phases to avoid production stoppages or shortages, Baker said.
No additional employment details were disclosed. NewAge previously said it expected to hire 35-40 workers for the expansion. Its total number of employees at the time was 126.
NewAge is an employee-owned business.