SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—NewAge Industries Inc., a tubing manufacturer, donated six more laptop computers to the Caramanico School in Ratanakiri, Cambodia.
The donation, which marks NewAge's third to the school, brings the total number of donated laptops to 16, according to a company news release.
The Caramanico School, located in northeast Cambodia, was built in 2006 and serves students through grade 12.
The laptops were donated complete with docking stations and operating systems. They will be powered by the school's solar panels, which NewAge helped fund. NewAge is solar-powered itself, and produces 1 megawatt of electricity annually from its rooftop array.
About 20 percent of NewAge's employees are originally from Cambodia, the company said. The company's first Cambodian employee, Nang Chhoeung, started more than 20 years ago as a tubing extrusion operator.
NewAge's employee referral program led to the hiring of other Cambodian immigrants. Nang is now the day shift supervisor for New Age's plastic tubing production lines.
Other long-term, Cambodian-born employees include Josh Ream, silicone manufacturing supervisor; Peter Chao, press operator; Samang Hout and Monica Dann, product inspectors; and Bunna Soth, press operator.