The Rodon Group/ K’NEX Brands President and CEO Michael Araten Joins the Board of American Made Matters

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Pennsylvania-based organization dedicated to educating consumers that buying U.S.-made products strengthens the American Dream

American Made Matters

American Made Matters

”Our membership in AMM ties in perfectly with our strategy of educating the world’s consumers that products of the highest quality are MADE in the USA at lower retail prices than imported products”, said Michael Araten

Michael Araten, President and CEO of The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands has been named a Board Member of Pennsylvania-based “American Made Matters.” The Rodon Group/K’NEX Brands became a member of the organization dedicated to educating consumers of the importance of American manufacturing last year, along with more than 40 other companies that produce their goods in the United States. Both companies are third generation family businesses located in Hatfield, PA where they are proud to be a part of the local community while encouraging American entrepreneurship.

”Our membership in AMM ties in perfectly with our strategy of educating the world’s consumers that products of the highest quality are MADE in the USA at lower retail prices than imported products," said Michael Araten. “If we can do it with toys like K’NEX, we can do it with anything.”

In business since 1956, The Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year in its 125,000 square foot facility, including manufacturing over 30 billion parts since 1992 for the K’NEX building toy system. With over 105 injection molding presses, Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the United States.

K’NEX has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children and the winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions. A focus on Building Worlds Kids Love™ has resulted in Sesame Street®, NASCAR®, Monster Jam® and Mario Kart® Wii-licensed K’NEX building sets along with K’NEX branded building sets for kids ages 2 – 12. K’NEX is the only U.S. construction toy company, with over 90% of its parts manufactured by The Rodon Group in Hatfield, PA.

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 and serves a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, construction, pharmaceutical and toys. 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.

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 http://www.knex.com.

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