KENT, Ohio, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kent Elastomer Products Inc., (KEP) – an Ohio EPA award-winning, leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of elastomer and latex tubing, non-latex Free-Band® tourniquets, and dip-molded products for the medical, dental, food and beverage, sports/recreation, and other industries – has launched a new website that fully showcases its nearly six-decade history of leadership as a trusted supplier for Fortune 500 companies in the most highly regulated industries around the world.
"Maintaining customer relationships for decades the way we have, in such a large industry, requires a relentless focus on quality – with no compromises," said KEP President Bob Oborn. "We are in a precision business, and our customer service must adhere to exacting standards as well."
Quick KEP Facts
- KEP is the world's leading manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing, and the only remaining manufacturer in the United States
- KEP provides a variety of services beyond products and components, such as assembly, inventory management and 24-hour turnaround shipping
- KEP invests time and money in process improvement, having conducted more than 650 successful lean manufacturing events to find process improvements
- KEP has earned the Encouraging Environmental Excellence Silver and Gold Awards from the Ohio EPA in 2014 and 2015
- Calling KEP means a real person picks up – every time – to discuss the 100% commitment to on-budget, on-time solutions
- President Bob Oborn regularly speaks at events on lean manufacturing and how to develop a culture of continuous improvement
What's "Ask KEP?"
The website also features an industry-wide challenge with the "Ask KEP" button. No matter what tough requirement a project has – required efficiency gains, prototypes, or product enhancements – KEP's engineering and product team has seen it. Now they are asking you to challenge them.
"The Ask KEP button is important because it's a chance for us to help solve some of our industries most difficult challenges and leverage our combined knowledge and experience," Oborn said.
Whether at a ballgame eating a hotdog, sitting in the dentist's chair, or spear-fishing exotic waters around the world, KEP products are part of your life. According to Oborn, the responsibility of delivering quality with such diverse product applications is part of what he appreciates most.
"It is easy to fall into the trap of seeking out the cheapest solution, even when cheap means shipping across an ocean and having to routinely correct for poor quality," Oborn said. "We pride ourselves on understanding the costs associated with cheap, and our passion is delivering a top-quality product with the best, most attentive service possible. The best is our standard."
About Kent Elastomer Products, Inc.
Kent Elastomer Products (KEP), a Meridian Industries company headquartered in Kent, Ohio, was founded in 1960 and is a leading U.S. solutions provider for the global medical market, as well as dental, food and beverage, sports/recreation, laboratory, and industrial markets worldwide. Kent Elastomer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of precision-engineered, natural rubber latex, thermoplastic and PVC tubing, dip molded products, and non-latex Free-Band® tourniquets. The company emphasizes continuous improvement, lean leadership training and communication.
KEP headquarters, latex, and dip-molded operations are located in Kent, Ohio. Extrusion and assembly operations are located in Mogadore, Ohio. Processing and assembly operations are located in Winesburg, Ohio.
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