Southampton, Pa. — Much has changed since 1954 when founder Raymond Baker, a young salesman-turned-entrepreneur, purchased a small company that produced and sold metal hardness testing instruments. Although Baker was successful in the testing equipment industry, he came across a completely different item that he liked and believed would sell well. He started a second product line with that item, Nylobrade PVC hose, and it continues to be one of NewAge Industries’ top-selling products.
“It’s exciting to see NewAge reach the sixty year mark,” states Ken Baker, CEO. “The company has far surpassed what my father envisioned back in the fifties. We’re now a global manufacturer, involved with dozens and dozens of industries, with a loyal and long-standing customer base that relies on the quality of our products and our people.”
Through the years, NewAge went from distributing plastic and rubber tubing and reinforced hose, to manufacturing it, to exploring emerging markets and becoming a leader in single-use tubing products for clean-application industries. The testing instruments part of the company was sold in early 2000 and allowed the company to focus on improving and expanding its tubing business.
Today NewAge offers unreinforced tubing and reinforced hose in many types of materials and specializes in products for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries through its AdvantaPure high purity division. The company also offers automated product identification and tracking systems involving RFID through its Verigenics group.
“You don’t reach the sixty year mark without focusing on quality, investing in your future and appreciating your employees,” Baker notes.
Source: NewAge Industries Inc.