Expansion Progress

CONSTRUCTION SPEEDS UP AT SOUTHAMPTON, PA July 06, 2021
SOUTHAMPTON FACILITY — We're renovating a 3,100 square foot area at our Southampton, PA, headquarters for more space to manufacture AdvantaFlex® Single-Use tubing assemblies. Construction is ahead of schedule, and the installation of electrical and HVAC systems are approaching completion.

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It takes a lot of ductwork to provide sufficient air exchanges in an ISO clean room.

 

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Various duct shapes form a complex system for air intake and exhaust.

 

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A high speed roll up door will operate in this newly-built wall.

 

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The installation of clean room wall panels is underway.

 

If you have questions about our renovations, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2151 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

CONSTRUCTION MOVES ALONG AT OUR WARRINGTON, PA FACILITY June 30, 2021
WARRINGTON FACILITY — Ductwork, ductwork and more ductwork. And duct work. That's been a focus at our Warrington facility for many weeks now. There's a lot of planning and drawings involved with getting all the service components – air intake and exhaust, heating and cooling, electric supply – in the right places.

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It's hard to tell from this photo which ducts will handle which jobs, but it will all make perfect sense as clean room construction progresses. The ductwork appears to cover the entire ceiling.

 

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Although the mezzanine has been constructed, a lot of work at ceiling level must be conducted using scissor lifts.

 

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Work is moving along in other parts of the 90,000 square foot building. Here, wall studs for offices have been erected.

 

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Outside projects are happening, too. Township ordinances required the planting of trees and shrubs as visual and sound barriers to nearby residential areas.

 

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Another ordinance involving decibel levels requires a wall surrounding our outdoor chilling systems, which produce noise from their compressors and fans. The wall is under construction.

 

If you have questions about our renovations, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2151 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

CLEAN ROOM RENOVATION CONTINUES AT OUR HEADQUARTERS IN SOUTHAMPTON, PA
June 15, 2021
SOUTHAMPTON HEADQUARTERS — NewAge Industries-AdvantaPure is in the midst of two renovations, one at our Southampton, PA, headquarters and another at our Warrington facility.

Demolition work in Southampton began in April 2021 with the removal of a few existing walls and the relocation of employee lockers. The space, consisting of 3,100 square feet, is being refurbished to accommodate more capacity for molding and the manufacture of tubing assemblies made from AdvantaFlex biopharmaceutical grade TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). The area will be certified to ISO 7 standards.

 

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Existing walls are deconstructed to prepare for the renovations.

 

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Portions of the concrete floor are excavated and then reinforced to bear the weight of steel studs that will be installed.

 

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New beams are set to support the roof and the air handling equipment needed for the new clean rooms.

 

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The area’s new mezzanine ties into the that of the existing 20,000 square feet of clean rooms.

 

Electrical inspections will occur soon, followed by the installation of clean room wall panels and high speed roll up doors. Air ducts have arrived and will be set into place and connected shortly.

Construction is anticipated to be completed near the end of next month.

If you have questions about our renovations, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2151 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

PREPARING FOR DRYWALL, POWERING CLEAN ROOMS, AND RENOVATING WAREHOUSE SPACE May 25, 2021

Much of the floor space at our expansion facility is filled with supplies like steel wall studs, drywall, electrical conduit, and boxes of fasteners, as well as high reach trucks that are needed for work at ceiling level. It's all in preparation for clean rooms that will house silicone and TPE extrusion equipment and allow us to make more of this tubing used in vaccine development and production.

 

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More wall studs have been erected as we prep for drywall installation.

 

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Electricians have been busy running electrical wire and conduit from its supply source to the mezzanine. From there, electricity will be supplied to the clean rooms and other areas of the building.

 

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Warehouse space for raw material and finished product storage will have new lighting, a refurbished ceiling, refinished floors, and a thorough paint job.

 

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Much of the extrusion equipment that will be installed in the clean rooms was ordered months ago and is ready and waiting at our Southampton, PA, headquarters. This means that when the building renovations are completed and the new spaces are validated, we'll be ready and able to make additional silicone and TPE tubing quickly.

If you have questions about our renovation plans, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2151 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

 

TEAM MEMBERS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS RECEIVE VACCINATIONS May 11, 2021
Pennsylvania, where NewAge Industries is located, had tiered COVID-19 vaccination eligibility guidelines, so while many of our team members were busy making tubing and Single-Use molded assemblies for vaccine development and production, they themselves were not yet eligible to receive the vaccine. Thankfully that changed, and all team members were eligible for and offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

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More than half of the company's employee-owners took advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated while at work. Most other team members received shots on their own through vaccination programs at county-run sites, pharmacies, or other healthcare organizations.

 

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Valley Road construction workers get vaccinated while at work

Workers who are busy renovating our expansion facility had also been waiting for their turns at getting shots. NewAge made arrangements with Horsham Square Pharmacy, the same pharmacy that vaccinated team members at our Southampton headquarters, to visit our additional building and offer the COVID-19 vaccine to the folks there. These people are working hard to get the facility up and running as quickly as possible, which will allow us to manufacture more silicone and TPE tubing.

Being vaccinated helps ensure that we can continue to make the vital tubing that's being used to make more doses available.

 

BUILDING WALLS AND DEVELOPING EFFICIENT PRODUCT FLOW May 04, 2021

As walls for new clean rooms begin to go up, other walls had sections removed. When completed, the clean rooms will house extrusion equipment for manufacturing AdvantaSil® silicone tubing and AdvantaFlex® thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing, both used in the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines.

Substantial progress has also been made for the air handling and chiller systems.

 

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Steel wall studs are being put into place beneath the mezzanine, where the new clean rooms will be housed. Steel is used for framing instead of wood for several reasons. It’s stronger, will not warp, does not attract insects, emits no VOCs, and will not rot.

 

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Additional docks for receiving raw material orders and shipping finished products are being installed. Sections of an existing wall had to first be removed, and existing flooring had to be excavated for new dock plates.

 

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Ducts for moving the large amount of air exchanges necessary in a clean room are being moved into position and connected to each other.

 

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Outside, preparations for the placement of chilling systems were completed, and the large chillers were set in place by crane. Exterior walls received a fresh coat of crisp, white paint.

 

As we move ahead, ceilings, walls and floors will be installed within the clean room areas, along with electrical outlets and lighting, plumbing, and ventilation.

If you have questions about our renovation plans, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2151 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

RENOVATION PROGRESS CONTINUES April 13, 2021

Work continues at a rapid pace at our Warrington, PA, facility. Contractors are installing utility lines and equipment involving electrical service, water, glycol and air.

 

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Pipes for a new sprinkler system were put into place in the ceiling.

 

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Also into the rafters went several large beams to help support supply and return lines for glycol, a chemical used in our manufacturing process's heat exchangers and cooling systems. The lines will transfer glycol back and forth from chilling equipment that will operate on the outside of the building.

 

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Equipment to handle clean room air exchanges was installed on the mezzanine.

 

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And air duct installation has begun.

 

Work is also being done on sections of the building's concrete floor to ensure that it will support the weight of the equipment that will be placed there (tubing extruders are heavy!). Electrical boxes are being installed, new headers for dock doors are being cut into the walls, and the outside of the facility is getting a fresh coat of paint.

If you have questions about our renovation plans, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2300 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

RENOVATION PROGRESS CONTINUES March 22, 2021

More progress is being made at our additional facility in Warrington, PA, just a few miles from our headquarters.

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Following the construction of support beams and floor joists, mezzanine flooring was installed. A stairway allows for easy access to the upper floor, and protective guard rails ensure that contractors stay safe from falls while they're working. Trenches were dug in the building's concrete floor in preparation for plumbing lines and service.

 

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It may not look like it now, but this space will house several clean rooms. We'll be manufacturing AdvantaFlex® TPE tubing and AdvantaSil® silicone tubing and braid reinforced hose at the building, which was purchased last year for the purpose of expanding our manufacturing capabilities. Expansion plans had been in process since 2019 before the right facility – the right size, location and condition – was found.

 

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Work is being done outside, too, where foundations for chillers (large pieces of machinery that chill glycol for the clean rooms) are under construction.

 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit over a year ago and demand for our products increased, it has become even more urgent to make things progress at a steady pace. We're moving quickly and safely and hope to begin installing manufacturing equipment within a few months.

If you have questions about our renovation plans, our staff is available to address your inquiries and concerns. Call us at 215-526-2300 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

SPEEDING UP OUR RENOVATIONS February 26, 2021

As an Operation Warp Speed (OWS) participant, renovations at both our headquarters in Southampton, PA, and our additional manufacturing site in Warrington, PA, are moving full speed ahead. Demolition phases are completed and construction is underway.

Both buildings will house new clean rooms. The space at Southampton will be used for AdvantaPure® silicone molding and Single-Use tubing assemblies, while Warrington will accommodate the manufacture of silicone tubing and braid reinforced hose, as well as AdvantaFlex® biopharmaceutical grade TPE tubing.

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Before we disassembled an old office area at the Warrington facility, we invited the local fire department to tour the building and use the space for drills. The department's volunteer fire fighters performed several mock rescues and practiced breaking through a cinderblock wall to form an escape route. We were happy to provide this opportunity to the men and women who volunteer to protect our communities.

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Support beams for a clean room mezzanine area are now in place at Warrington, and the placement of utility lines will soon begin. Walls, ceilings, and floors will follow.

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Our contractors are working quickly yet, of course, safely, and progress is made every day. The teams understand the importance of the products that will be manufactured in these renovated sites as much as we do – COVID-19 vaccines are made in processes that use our tubing and Single-Use assemblies.

If you have questions about our renovation plans or how OWS may affect your orders, our staff is available. Call us at 215-526-2300 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

WORKING TOWARD INCREASED MANUFACTURING CAPACITY February 09, 2021
It's a fact: The COVID-19 virus has, in one way or another, affected everyone in the world. Even in the few South Pacific island countries with no reported cases, life has changed. Borders are closed and economies are stalled.

NewAge's role in the battle against this relentless virus has necessitated adjustments regarding how we conduct business. Many team members not involved with manufacturing, packaging, inspecting, and shipping our silicone, TPE, and plastic tubing products are working remotely. Those who are here are, of course, wearing masks, social distancing, embracing extra cleaning procedures, and keeping sanitary conditions top of mind. All team members are periodically tested for the virus, and many are now on waiting lists for vaccination appointments.

We are fully committed to increasing our manufacturing capacities and improving lead times. Plans have been underway since last year and include:

  • Expanding the number of manufacturing clean rooms at our headquarters in Southampton, PA, by renovating warehouse and office space; we're working with AES Clean Technology, a leader in clean room design and construction and the company that managed our 2018 clean room expansion project
  • Continuing to speed renovations at our additional facility in nearby Warrington, PA, purchased in May 2020; Genesis AEC is administering this large undertaking
  • Ordering manufacturing equipment such as injection molding presses, mills, and extruders well ahead of their anticipated need so that we can move forward with installations and validations as soon as building renovations are completed
  • Hiring additional team members; NewAge has increased its staff by 20% over the past ten months with most new positions in Manufacturing and Assembly, roles dedicated to increasing our product output

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NewAge is investing $20 million into the two renovation projects and continuing to onboard more employees to fill the new jobs being created.

We are continuing our participation in Operation Warp Speed (OWS), a government mandated program initiated to accelerate the development, manufacture, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

If you have questions about how our plans or OWS may affect your orders, our staff is available and ready to help. Call us at 215-526-2180 or contact us by e-mail at info@verigenics.com.

 

 

 

 

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