New Public Safety Supplier joins DPA

September 15, 2017

Earning a reputation as the trusted brand for the commercial and marine business, KENT is now the market leader in safety products. Leveraging our sixty years of combined experience, they continue to innovate in order to offer quality, technologically-advanced products, while maintaining our tradition of bringing new, improved products to you, our customer.

Their success dates back to when KENT Sporting Goods Company was founded as a subsidiary of Eagle Rubber Company, Inc. Prior to the KENT Company purchase, Eagle Rubber Company had dedicated their entire facility to manufacturing products for the Army and Navy during World War II. These products included a self-inflating life belt, orally inflatable life belt, and inflatable life rafts, all designed to save and protect the lives of servicemen fighting the War.

Six decades later, the KENT brand is still using this same knowledge and expertise in developing and manufacturing inflatable life jackets and they take pride as being the world's largest inflatable life jacket manufacturer in the market today.

They have diversified our business to remain relevant in the many markets they serve, and will continue to be your long term partner and a trusted leader in providing consistent product quality and innovation.

Kent is committed to providing their customers with safe, reliable, and user-friendly products. At all levels of the company, Kent promotes responsibility and concern for the safety of their customers, employees, and the general public. Safety, quality, and reliability are critical performance measures for all Kent products.

It is Kent's responsibility to understand the issues involving safety associated with their products, and to continually improve safety by:

  • Maintaining product design criteria and quality controls.
  • Engaging with consumers, dealers, manufacturers, professional athletes, and industry organizations.
  • Staying current with new regulations, industry-best practices, and marketplace conditions.
  • Understanding operating hazards for all of a product's intended and foreseeable uses.

 Kent's goal is to make each product safe for its intended purpose when properly used, while maintaining the product's quality and integrity.

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