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Thursday, April 24, 2014

K'NEX Exhibit at PHL

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jill Worth of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 10:58 AM

K’NEX has designed and built an amazing, kinetic structure specifically for the Philadelphia International Airport exhibition. A K’NEX team of 6 talented designers and engineers worked for nearly 170 hours to create a unique, 7-foot high construction made of more than 48,000 K’NEX parts.

This is a phenomenal achievement and a monumental statement about what can be accomplished with imagination and innovative engineering at play.

Ticketed passengers, make sure to visit
Terminal A-West and visit www.knex.com.


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Friday, March 21, 2014

Robots and humans work together

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jill Worth of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 1:37 PM

USA today article includes a quote from Rodon Group's Facility Manager, Tony Hofmann.


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Building Your Way to Success

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jill Worth of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 1:32 PM

Building Your Way to Success - Trendreports.com
Three Questions with Michael Araten
http://www.trendreports.com/article/michael-araten


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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

K'Nex "Deal of the Day" on Amazon.com

Posted to Discounts by Ms. Jill Worth of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 3:04 PM

K'NEX is featured "Deal of the Day" on Amazon.com! Save up to 50% on select K'NEX Toys!

Click, snap, and build your way to fun new worlds! K’NEX building sets are special toys. Colorful rods, connectors, and bricks let kids build big models that move. K’NEX encourages creativity, problem solving, and spatial thinking.


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

American Made Matters - July 4th Promotion

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jill Worth of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 4:06 PM

Support Made in America and Join American Made Matters today for $99 a year!
Membership benefits:
•Increase exposure by getting featured in our ever growing Social Media channels
•Increase awareness of your U.S. made products through our branding access
•Increase sales to consumers actively looking to buy American through listing on our website
•Increase awareness of your US-made products through participation in promotions that will connect American made businesses with consumers and other businesses seeking American made products.
•Networking opportunities
?Create consumer awareness and interest
•Retailer programs
•Increase awareness of your company and brand to the Made in America movement through our newsletter
•Consumer Initiatives
?Ability to participate in American Made Trade Shows at discounted rates when available
?Member to Member discount program
Membership information can be found at www.americanmadematters.com


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Thursday, December 06, 2012

President Obama Endorses American Manufacturing During Visit to The Rodon Group/K’NEX Brands

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:53 PM

President Obama and White House Staff converged at The Rodon Group’s facility last Friday to show support for American manufacturing companies, the jobs they create, and the working middle class. The President’s backdrop was colorfully filled with K’NEX building toys, including an American flag made of 49,000 K'NEX pieces.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

K'NEX® Brands and The Rodon Group: Building An American-Made Holiday Season

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:25 PM

Hatfield, PA, (November 2012)—At a time when most toys are made overseas, K'NEX Brands, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love TM®, is committed to making toys in the USA!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

National Manufacturing Day - Rodon Tour

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jill Worth of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 5:57 PM

Tour The Rodon Group automated tooling and molding facility Oct. 5th in Hatfield, PA to celebrate National Manufacturing Day at 10AM & 2PM. The Rodon Group is a high volume, small plastic parts specialist providing world class efficiency, exceptional tool quality for clients from concept to completion. An ISO 9001:2008 certified, landfill-free plastic injection molder with over 105 injection molding presses, one of the largest family owned/operated injection molders in the U.S. serving industries such as consumer products, medical, construction, pharmaceutical and K'NEX™ Construction Toys. Get a behind the scenes look at design, machine rooms and plastic injection mold presses. Sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Assoc., U.S. Commerce Dept.’s Hollings, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Assoc. of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute. Visit www.mfgday.com or contact Paula Hynes at The Rodon Group, 215-822-5544 ext. 134 / marketing@rodongroup.com.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Rodon Group is proud to host a National Manufacturing Day Event on October 5, 2012

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:52 PM

Come join us for a tour of our automated tooling and molding facility.

The Rodon Group is hosting a tour of its manufacturing facility at 2800 Sterling Drive, Hatfield, PA in celebration of national Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2012. The factory tours will be conducted at 10 am and 2 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The Rodon Group manufactures K'NEX™ Construction Toys for our sister company as well as other custom manufactured parts. Visitors will get a behind the scenes look at our design and machine rooms as well as our plastic injection mold press facility.

Manufacturing Day is sponsored by several national and regional manufacturing organizations.

We hope you can attend this worthwhile event and show your support of American Manufacturing and its impact on our local economy.

You can sign-up for The Rodon Group open house at http://www.mfgday.com/event/47, by calling Paula Hynes at
215-822-5544 ext. 134 or by email at marketing@rodongroup.com.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Documentary film tells you how American consumers rebuild the economy by choosing "Made in the USA"

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 10:29 AM

“Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” is a documentary film that dives deep into the realm of the current economic uncertainty in the United States. The film focuses on the jobs that have left our country over the last decade and the future of America’s economy. It also questions whether the answer could be as simple as reinvesting in our own country and workforce once again.

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Monday, July 02, 2012

K’NEX® Received the Gold at 2012 American Business AwardsSM

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:25 PM

K’NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, took home the Gold at the 2012 American Business Awards for the category of Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year in regards to the K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Building Set product launch campaign.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

K’NEX® To Be Featured in CNBC’s “How I Made My Millions” Segment

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 1:50 PM

K'NEX, the construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, was featured in a “How I Made My Millions” segment that aired 9pm on June 18, 2012 on CNBC.

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K'NEX® Brands and The Rodon Group Celebrate Nation's Birthday Through Commitment to American Made

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 1:46 PM

K'NEX Brands, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love TM, and its sister company, The Rodon Group, a custom plastic injection molder, recently ramped up their advocacy efforts on behalf of American made products.

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Friday, June 08, 2012

K’NEX®, Rodon Group Named SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 1:15 PM

K’NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, and its sister company, the Rodon Group, are honored to announce that they have been named a 2012 SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company, a program run by SmartCEO magazine. One hundred companies that have experienced consistent growth and are leaders in their industries are awarded this prestigious accolade.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

K’NEX® & The Rodon Group Step Up For World’s Largest Corporate Health Challenge

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:56 PM

Positive change is afoot at K’NEX & The Rodon Group as 56 employees ready themselves for the world’s largest corporate health initiative. Beginning May 24, K’NEX & Rodon employees will join over 180,000 employees worldwide in the Global Corporate Challenge® (GCC), a workplace program designed to reverse the sedentary lifestyle of the full time workforce and encourage sustained health, morale and productivity perks to the workplace.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Long-Term Accuracy Meets Moldmaker/Molder’s Machining Needs

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 3:19 PM

The Rodon Group (Hatfield, PA)—a mold manufacturer/molder that serves an array of industries including consumer products, medical, pharmaceutical, construction and toys—also manufactures more than 30 billion parts for the K’NEX building toy system (and is a subsidiary of K’NEX Brands, L.P.). Known for producing close-tolerance, high-volume parts, the company has relied on machining centers from Mitsui Seiki (USA) Inc. (Franklin Lakes, NJ) for more than 20 years for their accuracy, dependability and quality.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Local manufacturing pioneer, Irving Glickman to celebrate his 100th birthday

Posted to Milestone by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:01 PM

On April 25th, Irving Glickman will celebrate his 100th birthday and a manufacturing career that has spanned seven decades. As a pioneer in the development of synthetic rubber, Mr. Glickman saw the greater potential of thermoplastics and in 1956, he founded The Rodon Group.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Web Programmer Position at K'NEX

Posted to Job Opportunity by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 9:20 AM

K’NEX Brands develops and manufactures the popular and growing K’NEX and Lincoln Logs building toys. A third generation, family owned company, K’NEX operates its toy development and plastics manufacturing divisions in Hatfield, PA. Today K’NEX is the most innovative and fastest growing construction toy company and is distributed in over 30 countries. K’NEX is the next generation of building sets. It inspires creativity, builds self-confidence and encourages interaction among children and parents. The possibilities are endless! Growth opportunities are creating more work than we have the hands to handle. So we are looking to find a Web Programmer to assist with new initiatives.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Job Opportunity--Web Programmer

Posted to Job Opportunity by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 9:38 AM

Growth opportunities are creating more work than we have the hands to handle. So we are looking to find a Web Programmer to assist with new initiatives. The responsibilities and desired skills are as follows:

Responsibilities:
Developing in PHP based shopping engine environment
Working with MySQL Databases for dynamic product information display.
Working with layered PSD files to create dynamic, functioning web portals
Responsible for updating web based databases and supporting Dynamic Web environment.
Prepare images for web use using imaging application programs
Work in an inter-departmental team to ensure timely collection of information.
Skills and Experience:
HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Etc), Ajax, Adobe Photoshop
2+ yrs of HTML and Dynamic Web site building experience
2+ yrs of programming in PHP & MySQL
2+ yrs of image editing experience (preferably Photoshop/illustrator)

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

K’NEX BRANDS LAUNCHES FOURTH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE TO BENEFIT THE UNITED WAY

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 9:59 AM

K’NEX Brands, the construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, announced a fundraising initiative benefiting United Way. K’NEX is donating 10% of sales from KNEX.com during the month of February to the North Penn United Way chapter and accepting additional donations through its website.

“We’re proud to support the United Way again this year,” said Michael Araten, president of K’NEX Brands. “The positive feelings brought on by the recent holiday season remind us of the importance of gratitude and giving back. Raising funds for an organization like the United Way, which provides vital aid to those both around the world and around the corner, is important now more than ever.”

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K’NEX BRANDS AND ROVIO ANNOUNCE NEW LICENSING PARTNERSHIP

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 9:58 AM

Young Angry Birds fans will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite App with new licensed building toys by K’NEX®. Rovio, the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise, and K’NEX, the only US Construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, are pleased to announce this new partnership to create a line of building toys inspired by Angry Birds.

The relationship combines the award-winning K’NEX building system with beloved Angry Birds characters, bringing them from the smartphone to the construction aisle for the first time. With more than 600 million downloads, Angry Birds is the #1 mobile game worldwide and appeals to male and female audiences across multiple age ranges.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

K’NEX to integrate with Virtual Piggy’s Parent-Approved Purchasing System

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 9:19 AM

K'NEX, the construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Virtual Piggy, Inc. that will integrate the Virtual PiggyTM service with knex.com.

Virtual Piggy’s system provides eCommerce merchants a secure mechanism for children to shop online in a parent controlled, parent monitored, COPPA compliant environment. Free for all parents, the Virtual Piggy service will allow parents to set pre-authorized approvals and limits for their child’s online spending. Kids will then be able to manage their online budgets and to buy products from approved companies like K’NEX by clicking on the Virtual Piggy icon at checkout. Parents can choose to receive e-mail or text messages allowing them to approve or deny purchases.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

K’NEX® Featured in “Made Right Here” Segment on WFMZ Evening News

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 12:13 PM

Hatfield, Pa. (January, 2012) – K'NEX, the construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, was featured in a “Made Right Here” segment that aired during the 6pm edition of the WFMZ evening news on January 16, 2012. The “Made Right Here” segment features companies manufacturing product in eastern Pennsylvania.

“We couldn’t be happier that WFMZ has decided to include K’NEX in their “Made Right Here” series,” said Michael Araten. President and CEO of K’NEX and The Rodon Group. “We are proud to manufacture in nearby Hatfield and honored to be included.”

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The Unveiling of the Monster Jam® Grave Digger® 30th Anniversary K’NEX® Big Build at Alamodome in San Antonio, TX

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 10:10 AM

K’NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, in conjunction with Monster Jam®, is pleased to announce that a life-size replica of the Grave Digger® 30th Anniversary monster truck body, built entirely with K’NEX parts, was unveiled during the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam pre-show Party in the Pits at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. Operation Big Build was announced in September 2011, but K’NEX and Monster Jam kept the identity of the actual Big Build a secret until the Alamodome unveiling. Monster Jam fans in San Antonio, TX, were the first people to see the astonishing model. From San Antonio, the Grave Digger 30th Big Build will tour to select cities in the US as part of the traveling Grave Digger 30th Experience.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Rodon Group Named Finalist for Plastics News Processor of the Year Award

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 1:40 PM

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award Goes To Chamber Member

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 5:06 PM

Good Housekeeping chose K'NEX's Mario Kart Wii Mario and Luigi Starting Line as one of the most fun and safe toys.

Part construction set, part racetrack, the K'Nex Mario Kart Wii Mario and Luigi Starting Line (ages 6+) lets kids build an obstacle course and then set motorized Mario and Luigi cars loose. The crazy brothers bounce off each other and the track's roadblocks — live, but just like in the video game.

Congratulations and Happy Holidays K'NEX!


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Friday, October 07, 2011

K’NEX/Rodon Team Makes Strong Case for U.S. Manufacturing

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 3:15 PM

Rodon takes a solid relationship with toy giant K’NEX and applies its business model to other manufacturers—taking domestic manufacturing to the next level.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TOYS“R”US® ANNOUNCES 2011 HOLIDAY HOT TOY LIST

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:36 PM

Monday, November 08, 2010

Job Posting: Mold Maker

Posted to Job Opportunity by Mr. Michael Araten of K'Nex Brands dba The Rodon Group at 2:33 PM