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Titan Acquires Kern Polymeric

Titan Industries has acquired Kern Polymeric Products, Salisbury, North Carolina.

The announcement was made on November 1, 2000.

Kern, founded 26 years ago, designs and fabricates large diameter hand built hose products.

Buddy Pepp, president of Titan, sates “We have no intention of altering the successs of Kern but to build on it. Kern will remain a stand-alone company, retain their name and continue to operate in the same fashion, as a Titan Industries-owend company.”

The wheels are in motion to upgrade Kern’s manufacturing equipment, along with computer systems and other infrastructure in the company’s 20,000 wauare foot plant. Kern’s products are marketed through independent sales representatives to industrial hose distributors, predominatnly in the Eastern and Mid-Western United States.

Titan Industries, headquartered in South Gate, California, was founded 24 years ago and manufactures machine-built as well as hand-built industrial hose products. The company’s hand-built products, including custom dredge hose, are manufactured in its Exacta facility in Commerce City, Colorado. Other plants are in South Gate, California and Spring, Texas. Titan maintains distribution facilities in Houston, Seattle, Elmhurst, Illinois; New Brunswick, New Jersey; and Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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