Kent Elastomer Products, Inc. (KEP), a subsidiary of Meridian Industries, Inc., was founded in 1960. We are a leading U.S. solutions provider for the global medical market, as well as orthodontics, food and beverage, sports and recreation, laboratory, and industrial markets worldwide.
KEP’s 6-decade success story has expanded from American-made natural rubber latex tubing to high-quality thermoplastic and PVC tubing, dip-molded products, and non-latex Free-Band® tourniquets. We provide prototype expertise and guidance, packaging solutions, and on-time delivery that keep a wide range of industries moving and growing.
KEP emphasizes continuous improvement, lean leadership training and communication. We stand alone as the only manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the United States.
Our headquarters, latex and custom-dip operations are located in Kent, Ohio. Extrusion operations are located in Mogadore, Ohio. Assembly, quality and shipping operations are located in Winesburg, Ohio.