International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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 20000 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.