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

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

Hatfield, Pa. (June, 2012) – 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.

Committed to manufacturing in the United States at a time when most toys are made overseas, K’NEX has become America’s Building Toy Company–over 90% of its parts are manufactured by The Rodon Group. In business since 1956, The Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year in its 125,000 square foot eco-friendly facility and is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the United States. In addition to manufacturing K’NEX parts, The Rodon Group serves a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, construction, and pharmaceutical.

“Independence means having the flexibility and ability to control your own destiny. Made in the USA products are a fundamental example of the Independence we celebrate each year. The more we make here at home, the more we shape our own future, and that’s what independence is all about”, said Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group.

Both K’NEX and The Rodon Group; third generation, family-owned businesses located in Hatfield, PA; are active members of American Made Matters, an organization whose mission is to educate consumers about buying US-made products to help strengthen the American Dream.

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About The Rodon Group
The Rodon Group is an ISO 9001:2008 certified landfill-free, plastic injection molder. In business since 1956, The Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year in its 125,000 square foot facility. With over 105 injection molding presses, Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated plastic injection molders in the United States. Since 1992, Rodon has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K’NEX building toy system, and is a subsidiary of K’NEX Brands, L.P. For more information, please visit www.rodongroup.com

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K’NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K’NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit www.knex.com or www.rodongroup.com.

About American Made Matters
the mission of American Made Matters® is to educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American dream. The American Made Matters® brand seeks to stop the rapid decline of manufacturing jobs in the United States of America and rebuild those jobs through a common branding identity and call to action. For more information on our organization, visit www.americanmadematters.com.

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