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#1 Brand Creating Customer Value

Superior solutions and valuable partnerships define our client relationships at KEP. For medical facilities that require non-latex products, we offer many alternate products to fit their needs and give professionals peace of mind. One of these solutions is our...

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October Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary to another great group of KEP team members from each of our facilities! From one year to over four decades of dedication, please join us in congratulating the following team members: Brenda Carrick - Winesburg - 42 years on 10/31 Sheryl Schrock -...

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Service Without a Costume

This month trick-or-treaters might be making a costumed appearance at your door – and while we welcome the array of costumes this season brings, we’d rather they stay reserved for the kids and parties! At KEP, we don't put on a costume for our customers. We're 100%...

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Meet Mark Saksa

A supervisor at our Mogadore facility, Mark Saksa has been a KEP team member for a combined 11 years! Mark contributes to the success of our company by guiding and challenging team members towards successful results. Prior to his current position, Mark also worked as...

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Improving Scheduling Processes

The last update to our process for scheduling natural rubber latex tubing production was in 2008 – but successful growth calls for continuous lean improvements. Due to the increasing demand for our natural rubber latex tubing products, we determined that our process...

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September Anniversaries

As we welcome fall, we also have another great group of team members celebrating anniversaries! A smaller group this month, but a mighty group none-the-less – we thank these team members for their continued dedication! Please join us in congratulating the following...

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Meet Ada Miller

Ada Miller, a team leader at our Winesburg facility, has been a part of our KEP team for over 40 years! Ada oversees the processing and assembly of our Winesburg facility’s natural rubber latex tubing stripline and finishing operations. Ada works hard to ensure our...

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Streamlined Color Matching System

Over 200 color variations of natural rubber latex tubing are produced at our Kent, OH facility and are available to our customers. The color matching process starts in Kent with our compounding department and continues throughout the production process ending its...

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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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