Press Release

June 21, 2012 — For Immediate Release

NewAge® Industries Donates Laptop Computers to School in Rural Cambodia
Doubles the Number of Laptops Available to Students

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries recently donated five Dell laptop computers to the Caramanico School in rural Ratanakiri, Cambodia. The school, built in 2006, is located in one of the poorest provinces in Cambodia and teaches students in seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. This is NewAge's second donation of five laptops and brings the school's total to eleven. The equipment is powered by solar panels that NewAge helped to purchase and have installed.

laptop donationWhy a school in rural Cambodia? Why not someplace closer to home?

To a good portion of the team members employed at NewAge Industries, it is close to home. Nearly 30% of the staff is originally from Cambodia or of Cambodian descent.

"It started with one team member, Nang Chhoeung, over fourteen years ago" notes Ken Baker, CEO. "Nang began working here on our plastic extrusion lines making PVC and polyurethane tubing. We have an employee referral program, and within a few years his sister, Brandy, was also employed here. Friends, other family members, and acquaintances followed."

Today Nang is the day shift supervisor of the company's plastic manufacturing operations. Brandy is a product inspector for its AdvantaPure® brand of molded silicone components. Josh Ream (pictured), a thirteen year employee, supervises the company's silicone tubing manufacturing team, and Monica Dann (also pictured; eight years) is a shift supervisor for silicone molding. The majority of NewAge's Cambodian team members are employed in the silicone extrusion and molding departments.

And NewAge is, in fact, looking to fill a supervisory position in its mold shop. In addition to mechanical abilities, supervisory experience, and other qualifications, candidates must speak Cambodian (also called Khmer) fluently and must read, write, and speak English fluently.

For more information on NewAge's involvement with the Caramanico school or its tubing, hose, and molded products, contact the AdvantaPure team at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail:

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About AdvantaPure and NewAge Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries is a manufacturer and fabricator of thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose, and a supplier of fittings and clamps. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. In 2006, NewAge Industries initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.




laptop donation

NewAge® Industries donates laptop computers to Anne Marble Caramanico (center) of the Caramanico School in Cambodia. Presenting for NewAge are (clockwise from left) Josh Ream, Ken Baker, and Monica Dann. NewAge is currently seeking a Mold Shop Supervisor who can speak Khmer (Cambodian).

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