About Us - Company History

Ray BakerNewAge Industries, AdvantaPure's parent company, was established in 1954 by Raymond Baker. It was in that year that this young salesman-turned-entrepreneur purchased a small company that manufactured and imported metal hardness testing equipment. Then, just a short year or so later while on a business trip in England, Baker found a revolutionary new product that he felt was just what was needed back in the States – a clear, nylon braid reinforced, flexible PVC hose. It didn't fit the hardness tester business, so he started a second business with this new item, Nylobrade®.

Ken BakerA lot of time has passed since then, and today NewAge is a multi-million dollar manufacturer of plastic and rubber tubing and hose, and a supplier of fittings, clamps, and accessories for a wide variety of industrial and high purity applications. Now guided by Raymond's son, Ken Baker, our corporate offices and state-of-the-art manufacturing center are located in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

molded silicone productsThe AdvantaPure product line was developed to address the special requirements of clean applications and has grown from silicone tubing and reinforced hose to include molded single use manifold assemblies and connectors, biopharmaceutical grade pump tubing, hose identification products, and molded container closure systems. Our manufacturing and packaging suites are Class 7, ISO certified and all products are stored in a low-particulate-level warehouse to ensure the cleanest possible finished goods. AdvantaPure is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

ESOPIn January 2006 NewAge Industries became employee owned. Called an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), the program involved the selling of 30% of the company, via shares of stock, to the employees as part of our retirement benefits. As part owners we have an added stake in the goals, achievements, and successes of NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure.

 


 

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