NewAge Industries, the parent company of AdvantaPure, now owns a seven-acre property that consists of more than 90,000 sq ft of future production, warehouse, and office space. The company has purchased the remaining unit of a building in which it had previously bought two of the three units.
“This acquisition completes one plan and puts another in motion,” stated Ken Baker, CEO, in a news release. “Our search for the right property landed us this convenient location, just fifteen minutes from our headquarters. Now that we own the entire building, the next steps begin.”
The building will enable NewAge to increase manufacturing capacity for its AdvantaPure high purity line of products. The facility will be ISO 9001:2015 certified, and it will house additional tubing extrusion equipment and mold presses in a design planned to maximize workflows and optimize efficiencies, the company reported. The facility will serve as an additional site for the manufacture of AdvantaSil silicone tubing and braid reinforced hose, weldable and sealable AdvantaFlex thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing, and single-use molded tubing assemblies.
“The new property will increase our manufacturing capacity a great deal,” said Baker. “We expect to eventually produce two-to-three times the amount of platinum-cured silicone and TPE tubing we’re currently making at our headquarters.”
NewAge reports that demand for tubing, reinforced hose, and molded assemblies has increased considerably in recent months, with many of the products being used in COVID-19 applications such as virus detection test kits, laboratory work on antibodies, ventilators, and vaccine development. NewAge Industries-AdvantaPure has hired new team members to keep pace with growth and continues to fill open positions.
“It’s important that we’re preparing for this now, because COVID-19 and all of its repercussions won’t be going away any time soon," Baker continued. "We understand security of supply and the critical nature of the products we’re providing to our customers.”
The company has started Phase 1 of renovations and is preparing areas for cleanroom manufacturing and offices for production and quality department personnel. Renovations will continue through 2020 and into next year. Testing and validation of manufacturing equipment and environments is expected to occur in 2021.