Teamwork Is Our Business

Will you be filling out a college basketball bracket this year? As we watch our favorite teams compete for the championship title, we’ll be thinking about the teamwork it takes to enable each win! At KEP, teamwork is the essence of what it takes to earn our...

Our Customers Don’t Need Luck!

A true partnership removes the need for luck. As a KEP customer, you don’t need to find a lucky four-leafed clover to ensure you’re getting quality solutions, high-quality processes, a commitment to lean management and more. Here’s why: 1. KEP values...

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,...

Efficient and Consistent Manufacturing

During the process of manufacturing natural rubber latex tubing, numerous defects can occur. So, it’s important to have an organized system for identifying and communicating defects to ensure we manufacture high-quality products efficiently and consistently....

Developing “Lean Line”

With our latex tubing processing area being the largest square foot department in KEP’s Winesburg facility, it’s important to continually assess its processes to ensure they are as lean as they can be. In a recent Kaizen, we put together a team to do just...