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Network with Kemplon Engineering on July 20

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Date(s) - Jul 20, 2016
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Kemplon Engineering


The Triton mid-month networking event this month will be held at Kemplon Engineering in Ft. Lauderdale. Captains, crew and industry professionals are invited to join us on Wed., July 20, from 6-8 p.m. at 220 SW. 27th St. Ft. Lauderdale, (33315). No RSVP required, just bring business cards to meet industry connections.
Kemplon Engineering is often involved with Triton events and we are very much looking forward to getting together with industry professionals and neighbors during the month of July. Cobden Hitchon is our newly-hired shop supervisor.
We are hosting this summer Triton event so everyone can meet him and the rest of the gang. We are very proud to have such a talented and creative person on our team. Don’t miss the summer-themed event as it will be fun and different.
Tell us about your company?
We are a marine engineering company located just off Marina Mile (S.R. 84/SW 24th St.) in Ft. Lauderdale behind Lester’s Diner. We were founded by former yacht Chief Eng. Jeff Kemp and former Stew Colette O’Hanlon and we specialize in refit and repair work (see for a full list of trades).
Technicians are dispatched all over the Unites States and the Caribbean. We have a 10,000 sq. ft. fabrication shop which is host to some heavy industrial grade manufacturing equipment such as press brake, sheer, CNC laser cutter and a machine shop. We have been in business for 11 years and have just under 50 employees.
When did you join the Kemplon team and describe your prior experience?
I came onboard with Kemplon the beginning of April 2016. My background is 31 years of custom fabrication and manufacturing. I started my career as a welder, then growing through shops, until 16 years ago when I moved into production and manufacturing management. What I bring to Kemplon is experience and knowledge in all phases of production.
Tell us about all the capabilities that your shop has to offer?
Kemplon is a full-service fabrication and machine shop with capabilities in turning, milling, plate bending, shearing, pipe bending, laser cutting, as well as class certified welders on all processes and material.
We know you have a CNC laser, tell us about that machine, what types of products can you make for yachts?
Our laser is a Mazak Super Turbo-X 612 2000 watt laser cutter. With this machine, Kemplon can cut 3/16-inch thick aluminium, 1/4-inch thick stainless steel and 1/2-inch thick mild steel with a tolerance of + or -.003-inch.
This gives Kemplon the ability to hold tight tolerances in a wide range of material and thicknesses. With the laser and Kemplon’s CAD and CAM services, we can make almost any parts needed for yachting or other marine industries.
What types of yacht projects have been completed at the Kemplon fabrication shop?
All sorts of things. Aluminium and steel hull and superstructure components.
Thru-hull penetrations, flanges, pipe spools, pump and engine foundations, tender chocks, jet ski chocks, davit foundations, deck and hull inserts, exhaust pipe renewals, watertight doors and frames, tank lids and inserts, swim ladders, anchor pockets and polished stainless steel handrails, to name a few.
How is Kemplon different from other fabrication shops in the area?
Our CNC laser certainly sets us apart, but also our “can do” attitude and 24/7 customer support. We love a challenge and always, always keep safety as our number one priority.

Find Kemplon Engineering at 220 S.W. 27th St., Ft. Lauderdale (33315). For more information call +1 954-522-6526 or cell +1 305-330-6021 and visit

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