Leader Views

Meet Aaron Ng’ambi

A team member at our Winesburg facility, Aaron Ng’ambi was recently promoted to supervisor after holding assembly, tender, utility and operator roles at both Mogadore and Kent. Aaron is excited to motivate his fellow team members to deliver quality results and for his...

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Meet Karly Rice

As our new Sales Support Specialist, Karly Rice provides assistance for customer orders, statuses and helps ensure they are fulfilled successfully and on schedule. Karly adds value to our company and our customers through her organization and follow-up. Karly...

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Meet Santana Berish

Santana Berish is an Extrusion Operator at our Mogadore facility which manufactures and packages medical and food tubing. As a dedicated team member, Santana always gives her fullest effort in all the work she does. Santana likes to get things right the first time and...

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August Anniversaries

We have another great group of team members celebrating anniversaries this month – from those who have shown the company several decades of hard work to some newer additions to the team, we appreciate all of these hardworking individuals! Please join us in...

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Little Changes, Big Savings

We recently held a Kaizen at our Mogadore facility to address upcoming required changes in component needs as well as a change in the tubing used in assembly. After identifying that the method for transporting, accounting and staging of assembly components was not as...

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From the First Day of School to the Last

Back-to-school season is here! As students prepare for the 2019-20 school year and all that comes with it, KEP is also gearing up to support the next generation of leaders and athletes! Is your young learner interested in science and technology? If so, they might be...

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Meet Your Category Captains

What started as a cartoon project for an email icebreaker is now something bigger.  The phrase category captains originates in retail. A category captain is a business recognized for having demonstrably enhanced category sales and profits for the retailers they serve....

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Mystification = Rework

Avoid mystification and go with a manufacturer who takes the time to examine your project closely. A good price is important, but getting a much lower bid from a manufacturer might indicate they don’t fully understand the specs and scope of your project. Not taking...

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July Anniversaries

Another month of anniversaries to celebrate! From over 40 years of dedication to KEP to coming up on a great first year with the company, many employees in our three facilities are celebrating work anniversaries this July. Please join us in congratulating the...

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Meet Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller began working at our Winesburg facility over 34 years ago! Starting out as a tubing processor worker, Nancy moved her way up to her current position in Shipping and Receiving. Nancy enjoys the challenge of a busy day and works hard to keep our operations...

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June Anniversaries

As we say hello to June, many of our team members at KEP are celebrating anniversaries! From giving KEP a great first year to showing the company over 40 years of hard work, we give a shout out to each of these KEP dedicated team members! Please join us in...

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Service You Can See – Crimped Tubing

Inferior tubing solutions crimping your style? Don't worry, Curt has the perfect solution! Keep reading to discover how KEP's Crimped Tubing is a better solution, one that won't raise costs or prolong manufacturing schedules! Crimping our tubing is a cost-effective...

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Our Value Added Services Include Automation

At our Kent and Mogadore facilities, where we manufacture dip-molded and tubing products, one of the value-added services KEP provides customers is quality control through automation. Implemented with automated inspection systems, our manufacturing processes are...

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Meet Lisa Smith

As a Q.A. Specialist at our Mogadore facility, Lisa Smith conducts and documents audits, ensures the quality and service of products, and more. Lisa started in our Kent facility as a Processor for 9 years before working in Mogadore, where she has served in a variety...

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Service You Can See – Quality Assurance

KEP has been finding new ways to add value to our customers, build long-term partnerships and manufacture products we’re proud to stand behind. Continuous improvement is how we make sure the best gets better – and quality assurance is an...

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Happy Anniversary!

This May, team members at all of our KEP facilities are celebrating anniversaries – from recently wrapping up a great first year to showing the company 40 years of hard work. Here is a shout out to each of these KEP dedicated team members! Please join us in...

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Meet Mark Long

Mark Long has been a KEP team member at our Kent facility for over 7 years. Always working to exceed the expectations of his role as Diproom Operator, we’re glad to have Mark on our team! Mark says KEP is a “great place to work with tons of...

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Widening the Lens of Our Lean Magnifying Glass

KEP challenges usually involve how our team worked to improve our manufacturing processes or facilities – this month, learn more about how we also took a Lean approach to non-operations staff and procedures. The result? Shortened timelines, the elimination of...

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The Smart Processes Behind Our High-Quality Products

From updating our processes to building new spaces that reduce contaminants, KEP works to ensure product compliance for our customers, without the hassle! For our largest customer, we built a gowning hallway with stations to increase cleanliness by reducing the...

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Happy Anniversary

KEP’s Kent and Winesburg facilities have a long list of team members celebrating anniversaries this April!! Whether they’ve shown KEP and their fellow team members 40 years of dedication, are coming to the end of a great first year, or fall somewhere in between, we...

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Meet Anne Miller

On our team for 17 years, Anne Miller currently works as a Diproom Operator at our Kent facility. Anne is responsible for ensuring high quality and consistency for our tubing products during the latex dipping process. Anne also has experience working as a Processor,...

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2019 Spirit of Women in Business Conference

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration hosted the annual Spirit of Women in Business Conference on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019. Over 250 women from diverse industries and professions come together to hear speakers, to network, and to...

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22nd! From green manufacturing practices to continual efforts for energy savings in our facilities, KEP is always finding ways to reduce our environmental impact and run more efficiently. We sustain a level of excellence in...

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Chest and Thoracic Tubing Solutions

A chest tube, also known as a chest drain or thoracic catheter, is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall during surgeries and other procedures to treat various medical conditions. Chest and thoracic tubes are commonly used to treat collapsed...

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Happy Anniversary!

We want to give another shout out to celebrate KEP team members with work anniversaries this March! On our team for 2 years to 33 years, THANK YOU for your continued service and dedication. Be on the lookout for future team member anniversaries! Tom Neilsen - Kent -...

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Meet Don Tomello

Don Tomello has been a KEP team member for 21 years and works as a tender at our Kent facility. Don has personally trained over 30 new employees throughout his tenure at KEP. Don is very personable and great at what he does, making him an ideal...

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Happy Anniversary

We want to give a shout out to celebrate the service and longevity of all our KEP team members with work anniversaries this February! Ranging from 1 year to 33 years, we’re so proud to say THANK YOU to our team members whose loyalty and...

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KEP is a FIRST® Silver Supplier

For over 15 years, Kent Elastomer Products has been a sponsor of the FIRST® Robotics Competition. This year – for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Season, KEP is a silver level supplier! Over the years, we have donated thousands of feet of...

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$26,270 Raised for Ronald McDonald House of Akron

KEP employees just wrapped up this year’s donation drive for the Ronald McDonald House of Akron! We are excited to donate a total of $26,270!! On January 30, 2019, KEP team members Michelle Walker, Mary Brady, Michael Stecyk, Greg Graham,...

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