Cost: $10 million
Size: 43,000 sf
Project team: AES Clean Technology Inc. (engineering, design, and construction)
Description: Following nearly two years of planning, preparation, construction and validation, team members at NewAge Industries/AdvantaPure are now using new cleanrooms to produce platinum-cured silicone tubing, molded components and single-use molded tubing assemblies. The products are manufactured for the biopharm, pharmaceutical, and other clean application industries.
“This was a big undertaking,” says Ken Baker, CEO of the employee-owned business. “We needed additional cleanrooms to manufacture more high-purity tubing and components to meet our customers’ needs, but we didn’t want to add a random room next to our other cleanrooms. This new area was designed and built from the ground up, with a vetted, product flow-through design for raw materials, extrusion, molding, quality inspection, and packaging.”
The ISO Class 7 and ISO Class 8 cleanrooms were built in existing space at the company’s headquarters in Southampton, Pa., just north of Philadelphia. The manufacturing suites and inspection areas total 23,000 sf, with another 20,000 sf renovated for additional warehouse space.
“Our intent was to move and validate our manufacturing equipment in phases to avoid any production stoppages or product shortages. We accomplished that, but we also decided to add more extrusion equipment and mold presses. This equipment expansion will help us meet our customers’ current and future product demands,” says Baker.
Completion date: August 2018
Contact: Ann Phy, Marketing Coordinator, NewAge Industries, 215-526-2300, APhy@newageindustries.com