NewAge(R) Industries Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary
NewAge Industries marks its 65th year in business in 2019. Started in 1954, NewAge distributed plastic tubing for industrial use and today manufactures dozens of tubing styles for various fluid and gas transfer applications. NewAge is employee owned.
By: NewAge Industries, Inc.
What began in 1954 as a small distributorship selling a few types of plastic tubing has transformed into a multi-million-
Ken Baker, CEO, noted that "The transition from being a reseller to making products was a huge leap. It took years of research, a lot of new people, and dedication and perseverance to carry through with the plan."
According to Baker, NewAge could have continued business as a reseller. "It was customers who helped push us in the direction of manufacturing,"
The reason was two-fold: Customers wanted higher quality products, and they wanted them modified for specific applications.
"We already had knowledgeable sales team members in place, and customers liked working with them. They valued the relationships, and they trusted us. In turn, we put our trust in our customers to help steer us in the right direction," said Baker.
Thousands of customers have remained loyal to NewAge over the decades, and there are several hundred who've been purchasing from the company since before it became a manufacturer.
"It's not always easy to retain customers," Baker noted. "But we stick with what my father said when he started the business: 'Give customers high quality, selection, quick delivery, old-fashioned personal service and a fair price.' It works."
Today NewAge Industries manufactures and stocks millions of feet of thermoplastic tubing and reinforced hose, as well as thermoset (rubber) tubing and hose. The company keeps over half a million fittings on hand, so hose assemblies can be produced quickly from off-the-shelf parts. Custom products, such as Single-Use molded tubing manifolds, BioClosure(R)
"We've come quite a long way since 1954," Baker said, "and we're excited to see what's ahead. As an employee-owned company, our success depends on all of us. We're in charge of our destiny for the next 65 years."
For more information on NewAge's history and its products, visit http://www.newageindustries.com, or contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists(
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP and became an employee owned company for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
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NewAge Industries, Inc.