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Meet Johannah Sica-Perez!

Meet Johannah Sica-Perez! Meet Johannah Sica-Perez! Johannah has been with KEP for a year working as a Stripline/Inspection employee at our Winesburg location. She also plays a vital role on our team by translating any language barriers for our Spanish speaking...

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Surprise Family Reunion at KEP!

Surprise Family Reunion at KEP! When KEP employee Heather Burrier woke up on a regular work day, she didn’t expect to run into her very own father at work – but life had something special in store for her!  Heather works as a Backup Material Handler in Winesburg and...

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Welcome to KEP, Brian Lipowski!

Welcome to KEP, Brian Lipowski! KEP is proud to welcome Brian Lipowski as our new Director of Quality, Regulatory and Technical (QRT) Services! Brian comes to KEP from Polymer Solutions Group where he was Director, EHS and Quality and previously Avery Dennison where...

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November 2022 Anniversaries

November 2022 Anniversaries As we're giving thanks this month, we can't forget about our devoted team members who are celebrating work anniversaries! Thank you to all who joined our team in November – whether it was last year or decades ago. This month, Donald Tomello...

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Made Here, Trusted Everywhere

Trusted Everywhere Patients Recieve Care KEP honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October by supporting and encouraging screening for the disease. Since 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a time for promoting the importance of early detection...

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Meet Andrea Shedrick!

Meet Andrea Shedrick! Meet Andrea Shedrick, KEP Bulk Inspection employee who has been with KEP in Winesburg since 2019! Andrea is known for being kind, approachable, and helpful to everyone! Andrea is the first person new employees go to for help – they know she will...

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October Anniversaries 2022

Celebrating a Spooky Good Team! It may be spooky season, but this amazing team is nothing but a treat! We’re not sure what we would do without the hard work of our dedicated employees – that’s why we love celebrating their work anniversaries. This month, Sheryl...

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Benefits of Natural Latex Tubing

Benefits of Natural Rubber Latex Tubing Natural rubber latex offers several key benefits that make it a highly desirable material choice for tubing in many industries. From medical and surgical applications to industrial manufacturing, natural rubber latex tubing can...

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PVC Uses

A Guide to PVC Tubing Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a top choice for applications that require stability and resistance to tears, corrosion, weather, chemicals, and electricity. The compounds used to make PVC tubing are safe for people with latex allergies which makes...

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What Is Neoprene Used For?

What Is Neoprene? Neoprene is a durable polymer material with a somewhat spongy feel, made via the polymerization of chloroprene. It’s a synthetic alternative to natural rubber and is lauded for its durability and resilience, even in extreme conditions. Neoprene...

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Made Here, Trusted Everywhere

Patti B. Trusts KEP “KEP’s customer service is a pleasure to work with and consistently helpful, and their products are outstanding! We acquired Kent as a supplier about 15 years ago. I am so thankful for KEP’s commitment to American manufacturing that helped us with...

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September 2022 Anniversaries

September 2022 Anniversaries Our September anniversaries are certainly something to talk about! While we love the exciting events fall brings – football games, bonfires, and the turning of leaves – nothing tops our talented team member anniversaries! Out of all the...

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Meet Derek Dunn!

Meet Derek Dunn! Meet Derek Dunn, currently an Extrusion Operator at our Mogadore facility. Derek has been with KEP for three years, and over that time he’s worked a handful of other positions such as a Tender (general labor), a Utility Operator, and a Custom Dip...

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Meet Melanie Pope!

Our Queen of Quality Meet Melanie Pope, a Custom Dip Inspector who has been with KEP for 33 years! In her previous years with us, she has worked in many areas including Stripline, Bulk, and Assembly. In her current position, she spends her days closely inspecting...

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Our Spectacular Support Team

Our Spectacular Support Team Have you ever tried to call a company and spent 10 minutes trying to navigate their voice message, desperately attempting to get a hold of any real human? We’ve been there. Too many companies make it impossible to actually speak with them...

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KEP Annual Family Picnic

KEP Annual Family Picnic This month, we had our annual KEP Picnic at Clay's Park Resort! After two years of not being able to meet due to COVID-19, spending time with our employees and their families was even more special. We had caricature artists, great food, a...

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August 2022 Anniversaries

August 2022 Anniversaries As students are heading back to school, we are celebrating our loyal employees and their longevity! And while we might not be attending the first day of school anymore – the best part about our staff is that they are all lifelong learners....

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Meet Carlos Johnson!

Meet Carlos Johnson! Meet Carlos, a Midnight/Weekend Supervisor at our Kent facility! Originally starting as an Extrusion Tender in Mogadore, he worked his way up to being a supervisor! Carlos loves to see people grow in their roles at KEP, especially when they take...

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July Anniversaries 2022

Summer Celebrations There may be a lot of cookouts and vacations this month, but we’re never too busy to celebrate our team’s work anniversaries! Darlene Hines and Shirley Shrock are celebrating 47 years on our team – thank you for your dedication to this company! A...

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KEP Shipping Procedures

Streamlining KEP's Shipping Procedures At KEP, we are always focused on continuous improvement. No problem is too large for us to tackle – that’s why we have regular Kaizens! At each Kaizen, we gather team members from different departments and facilities to come...

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New Coiler Brings Big Improvements

New Coiler Brings Exciting Growth This month, our team is gearing up to commission a brand new dual spindle, automatic cut and transfer coiler (Vulcan SLC Series Coiler) which adds innovation to our extrusion department. The addition of this new technology will bring...

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Welcome Abigail Whaley

Welcome to KEP, Abigail! We are thrilled to be welcoming Abigail Whaley as a QC Chemist, in the Quality, Regulatory, and Technical Services Department! Abigail’s first day was May 23, 2022 and she is already making a positive impact on our company. Abigail graduated...

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The Sounds of Summer

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer The KEP team wastes no time making the most of summer! From family reunions to adventurous road trips, we are always thrilled when a team member can take time away to rest and be with their loved ones. They always come back...

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June 2022 Anniversaries

June 2022 Anniversaries Summer is a great time to celebrate, especially if you have such an amazing team! At KEP, our team members are the spark that keeps our facilities shining every day. Please join us in celebrating another group with anniversaries this month. A...

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Meet Nick Stump!

Meet Nick Stump! Meet Nick Stump, an Extrusion Operator who has been with KEP for a little over a year! In his role, Nick controls and monitors machines that have thermoplastic materials for various industries. He gets excited when his day at work runs smoothly and...

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Successful Client Relationships

Successful Client Relationships One of our highest priorities as a company is cultivating healthy client relationships. We love celebrating success stories – times where our thriving connections have led to increased trust or business. One success story features a...

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Another Successful Kaizen

Another Successful Kaizen We recently added another successful KEP Kaizen to our books! We gathered a team of various KEP employees, all from different roles and facilities, to work together and solve a problem we’ve been having with our Line 2 Flange Dipping...

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Another Promotion Earned

Another Promotion Earned! We are excited to share that Michael Stecyk was promoted to our new Director of Quality, Regulatory and Technical Services! Michael joined Kent Elastomer Products, Inc. in 2018 as the Manager of Technical Services. He later became the...

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Meet Bryan Hastings!

Meet Bryan Hastings! Meet Kent Supervisor, Bryan Hastings! Bryan has been with KEP since 1989 and he has been a huge asset to our team ever since! A good day at work for Bryan is when everything runs smoothly: his whole team is present, there are no problems, and...

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May 2022 Anniversaries

May 2022 Anniversaries As we enjoy warmer weather and the arrival of spring, we’re also celebrating our awesome team! Out of this group, we would like to highlight Dorothy Stein, an assembler at our Winesburg facility who rounded out an impressive 43 years with KEP....

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