Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently visited plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries located in Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States. Governor Wolf was invited by the company’s CEO, Ken Baker, to discuss the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) and tour the newly-expanded facility.
According to the company, the Governor’s visit included two roundtable discussions, the first with current and retired NewAge employee-owners and a second with CEOs of other area ESOP companies. Pennsylvania State Representatives Bernie O’Neill and Frank Farry, Philadelphia City Councilman at-Large Derek Green, and representatives from PaCEO, the Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership, also participated in the discussions.
The governor was also taken on a tour of NewAge Industries’ recently renovated warehouse space, led by Baker and NewAge’s Jeff Johnson, chairman of the company’s ESOP committee and director of its Verigenics® RFID division. The renovations converted over 40,000 square feet of vacant space into production clean rooms, inspection rooms and storage areas for the company’s AdvantaPure® division, which manufactures high purity tubing, Single-Use components and molded assemblies for the biopharmaceutical processing industry.
Image courtesy of NewAge Industries.