KEP Team Spotlight

This month we are pleased to put a well-deserved spotlight on the ENTIRE KEP team. As the world changed with a public health crisis, every single person on our team stepped in and stepped up to develop new products and solutions within nearly impossible timeframes. We...

KEP Responds Successfully to COVID-19 Crisis

“All the work on leadership training, on communication training, on trust that we have worked so hard on in the last ten years was evident in this crisis.” By Bob ObornPresident, Kent Elastomer Products The Virus Hits the U.S.A. Like a lot of other people, I first...

Revisiting Our Order Entry Process

The order entry process has been refined several times since 2006 with positive changes being made to speed up the process, eliminate waste, and improve communication between the sales and production teams. However, in our ever changing environment, we believed that...

Modifying Our Assembly Process

To ensure the quality of our products and reduce the potential for particulate in the assembly room at our Mogadore facility, we put together a Kaizen team to focus on improvements related specifically to cardboard debris. In the process of making these improvements,...

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...