According to Kevin McGrath, vice president of sales and marketing at Rodon, “The collaboration with ICF has been invaluable."
Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
The Rodon Group has partnered with ICF Solutions, a division of Indian Creek Foundation, on a facility-based work program. Since 1975, the Foundation’s mission is to “provide opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; to live in and enrich the community throughout their lives.”
The work program includes onsite training for various jobs that are subcontracted from local businesses such as Rodon. Types of work include bulk mail processing, product assembly, packaging, and sorting. More than 60 local businesses rely on ICF Solutions for these services. The Rodon Group has been working with ICF Solutions since 2012, and is currently utilizing their team to assemble multiple plastic parts for a variety of their customers. The trained workers average 300,000 units per month for Rodon.
One or two staff members oversee the workers at each table, and tables are set up by job skill, background, and overall capabilities. ICF Solutions also partners with Thomas Jefferson University occupational therapists who intern to help the workers with various needs and independence goals. As of June, there were approximately 86 individuals involved in the program.
According to Kevin McGrath, vice president of sales and marketing at Rodon, “The collaboration with ICF has been invaluable. The assembly services they’ve provided have given us the ability to pursue additional opportunities and markets that we would not have been able to pursue otherwise. We are very thankful to have a local community resource like ICF. “
To learn more about Indian Creek Foundation and ICF Solutions, visit their website at http://www.indcreek.org/icf-solutions/
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.