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In-Demand Laboratory Supply Products

What do scientists, lab technicians, nurses, and KEP have in common? Our high-quality laboratory supply products, of course! KEP laboratory supply products are in demand because they help industry professionals keep their focus on their own important jobs...

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Happy Mother’s Day from KEP

This Mother’s Day we honor all of the amazing mothers whose love, patience, and wisdom help to nourish and grow their children. Moms are full of great advice, so we decided to ask our team members for some of the best advice they’ve received throughout the...

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Meet Tina Long

Tina Long has been a team member for over 10 years and is a hardworking Extrusion Operator at our Mogadore location, where KEP manufactures extruded tubing and profiles and has assembly operations. Tina started working at KEP in 2006 and is passionate about being a...

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KEP Dip-Molded Products – Prototype to Perfection

We design and manufacture parts to fit the form and functionality of your application, no matter what industry you’re in – from medical and surgical to sports and leisure. We always give our customers the edge in high-quality, durable dip-molded parts....

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Extending Our Capabilities with Precision Dip Technology

Our Director of Engineering & Maintenance, Reneé Onesti, says she loves KEP because of our drive to innovate and extend our capabilities in order to solve customer challenges. “We have leadership that is not willing to settle for mediocre – we all want to...

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Meet Carrie Ewart

Meet Carrie Ewart! Carrie joined the team back in 2009 as an Assembler at our Mogadore location. Carrie strives to be an asset for KEP and to be the best she can be in everything that she does. Carrie says she loves being a KEP team member and being able to see the...

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Feeling Lucky?

KEP is LUCKY to partner with many great companies and we want to say THANK YOU for choosing us to bring your products to life! From Fortune 500 companies with continued growth to new products that are beginning to take the industry by stride, we are proud...

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Meet Susan Reinhart

Susan Reinhart has been a KEP team member since 1971 – that’s almost 50 years! As our Shipping and Operations Coordinator at our Mogadore facility, Sue helped us do it all from the early days including order entry, shipping, and receptionist duties and is proud to be...

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We Aim to Be Perfect Partners

Cupid might not be aiming his arrow at KEP this Valentine’s Day, but we’re still looking for ways to spread the love. We aim to be perfect partners with our customers, here’s how: We build relationships and partnerships with our customers that help them...

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Contributing to Wellness: Blood Pressure Tubing

February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Part of a healthy lifestyle includes making small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health, including taking measures to prevent high blood pressure. High blood pressure can...

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Meet Shirl Shrock

A hardworking team member for over four decades! Shirl Shrock has been a dedicated KEP team member for over 42 years! Shirl works in in our Winesburg facility as a Production Planner. Shirl says her best day at work is when she gets all the orders processed and all...

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Coming Soon: The New Bottom Line In Procurement Series

We Know Procurement KEP is doing a 4-part series about procurement. Be on the lookout for it later this month. The first part, “Trust and Character – The New Bottom Line in Procurement” examines cost only strategies to show how procurement is about more...

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A Bittersweet Goodbye to Mabel and Lee

This month we say goodbye and best wishes to two of our GREAT and longtime team members, Mabel Yoder and Lee Morrison. With a combined 65 YEARS, these two individuals have dedicated a big part of their lives to KEP, they have and will always remain a part...

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Happy New Year From KEP

As we turn the leaf into the new year, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have helped make our progress possible — Thank you, and best wishes for a new year of health, happiness, and prosperity. We are looking forward to what 2018 holds. At KEP we...

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Merry Christmas From KEP

We Hope Your Season is Merry & Bright This season we’re celebrating many things – The spirit of thankfulness and giving are in the air and we’re ready to enjoy festive family traditions and get-togethers with friends. As you’re busy wrapping gifts and...

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Meet Karen McRobie

Karen McRobie has been a part of the Winesburg team since the facility opened over 42 years ago! When you visit our facility, you can be sure to find Karen at the front window where she works as our Shipping Coordinator / Administrative. Our customers and our team...

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Thankful for Our Community of Support

Thankful for Our Community of Support A big THANK YOU to our customers, employees, and our families. We are who we are and where we are because of you! Our customers have helped us grow thanks to their business and dedicated partnership. Our employees have...

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Thank You Veterans for Your Service

Thank You Veterans for Your Service Across our three facilities, our employees produce rubber latex, thermoplastic and PVC tubing, dip-molded products, and non-latex Free-Band® tourniquets – but our employees are more than just what they make. All of our...

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KEP scores BIG fun on GAME DAY!

The tubing that dispenses the cheese on your nachos and fills up your cup with a beverage—you probably won’t think about it, but that’s also KEP.

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Meet Bonnie Estes

Bonnie Estes has been working as a lead assembler in our Mogadore facility for over 13 years! A dedicated employee, Bonnie said it’s a good feeling when she trains new employees and sees them progress to working independently thanks to her guidance. We are thankful...

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Meet Darlene Hines

KEP is lucky to count Darlene Hines as a valued 42-year employee. Her commitment to excellence has helped keep our processing and assembly facility in Winesburg, OH operating to high standards. Darlene’s great work ethic is just part of what makes her a great KEP team...

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KEP Loves Solving Customer Challenges

Need a special solution? Choose KEP for American-made rubber latex tubing, thermoplastic, PVC tubing, dip-molded products, and more. We lead the way in today’s product innovation, customer service and certified lean manufacturing. Our cross-functional...

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3 Benefits of Sourcing American-made for Your Business

Did you know KEP is the ONLY manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the U.S.A.? We are one of the few companies in our industry that can proudly claim that ALL our products are still made in the United States! The Made in the U.S.A. stamp means a...

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Did You Know? Dental Edition

Did you know KEP is the leading dental tubing manufacturer in natural rubber latex and a non-latex thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) alternative? This includes fluid suction hoses and orthodontia retainer bands manufactured in every color and to every...

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Sharing Some Lean Journey Lessons

We know if a company says Lean is easy, they’re not doing it right. Lean improvements are tough and difficult to sustain, nevertheless we are dedicated to sustaining them in our facilities and always looking for new ways to improve. Under our President Bob...

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