Order Entry – Now Paperless.

KEP employees are regularly asked to participate in kaizens – a term meaning “continuous improvement.” They bring together workers from different departments with different insights and years of experience. The result is typically a solution that works for all...

August Anniversaries

It is time to celebrate August anniversaries! This month we’d like to highlight Curt Dixon who 43 years ago joined the KEP team right out of high school. Beginning his career with KEP in the latex tubing dip room, he transitioned to extrusion when the company...

Meet Destiny Gordon

Destiny Gordon joined KEP at our Mogadore facility in 2019. She is an Assembler and Extrusion Operator. Her tasks include coiling and assembling medical tubing and clamps to be used in hospitals and other health care facilities. She enjoys coming to work each day and...

Thriving for 60 Years

There has been a great shift in manufacturing since 1960 – the year Kent Elastomer Products first began to operate under the name Kent Latex Products. Since that time, many American plants have closed or moved operations offshore. Not KEP.  We have stayed, thrived,...

July Anniversaries

While many of us were caring for Pet Rocks (which were all the rage 45 years ago), Darlene Hines and Shirley Shrock were making a much greater commitment – joining our KEP team! With a combined experience of over 200 years, we are so proud of Darlene, Shirley and all...

Meet Cristal Westfall

For over 25 years, Cristal Westfall has been a team member at our Winesburg facility. Currently, Cristal works as an inspector in custom dipping and doubles as a line coach on our latex tubing strip line. Cristal goes above and beyond for our team. During the...