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Our Assembly Advantage

Simplify your manufacturing and assembly processes by consolidating your supply chain, shortening your lead times and lightening your workload. Kent Elastomer Products can help you limit the companies you need to work with and get you on the...

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Meet Keith Wengerd

Keith Wengerd directs our Winesburg operations which processes, inspects, packages and assembles our products. He offers customers assistance with building and improving their assembled products processes and leads the lean initiative at the...

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Adding Value for Customers

In-House Assembly Services Customer: Medical equipment manufacturer Background: A few years ago, one of our longtime medical equipment manufacturer customers wanted to save on expenses for third-party assembly. At the time, Kent Elastomer...

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Back-to-KEP 2018-19

The kids are probably dreading it, but you might actually be looking forward to the freedom of kids going back to school! When back-to-school supplies arrive in stores (which seems earlier and earlier every year) and when student athletes hit...

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Women Breaking the Mold

Congratulations to Reneé Onesti, Director of Engineering and Maintenance at KEP, for her nomination to be profiled in Plastics News’ July 23, 2018 Women in Plastics issue for this year’s report of Women Breaking the Mold. Plastics News Women...

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Reliable Products for Important Jobs

KEP is proud to manufacture a latex component of sonar buoys which is used to detect submarines. Pretty cool, right? In the Navy, sonar buoys, or "sonobuoys,” are dropped into the ocean from Undersea Warfare (USW) aircraft, helicopters, and shore stations...

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Decreasing Costs, Increasing Customer Satisfaction

A few years back KEP was working with a company who wanted to lower the cost of one of their products. For the 66” tubes that our customer needed, we originally had to run the line to produce the parts at 45 ft./min. in order for the Operator to have time...

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Meet Ken Robison

Ken Robison is a Senior Supervisor at our Kent facility, where he oversees the manufacture of latex tubing and custom dip-molded products. Ken joined the KEP team back in 1985 and has been steadily proving his worth and climbing the ladder in the 30+ years since! Born...

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Happy Independence Day

As we enjoy July 4th with family and friends, we have a lot to celebrate. America, freedom, loved ones, hot dogs… There are so many reasons – and domestic manufacturing is one of them! Domestic manufacturing operations lead to economic growth and help the...

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Eliminating Barriers for Better Products

We are always growing and innovating, thanks to our customers. They are the main reason we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our products and processes. Instead of saying we cannot do something for a customer because of our manufacturing...

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there who aren’t told enough how much they’re appreciated. From encouraging their kids to be their best to giving useful advice that gets passed down through the generations. We wanted to hear some of this...

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Summertime Livin’ with KEP

Summertime...and the livin’ is easy. As you kick back and enjoy the season’s fine weather and outdoor activities, just know that KEP products are helping to facilitate your fun. From the ocean to the ballpark, see all the places our tubing products are providing the...

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Meet Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson has been a team member at Kent Elastomer Products since 2006. He has recently been promoted to the 3rd shift supervisor’s position after years of hard work and dedication. Willie has worked in almost every department in both Mogadore and Kent facilities....

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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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