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Let us give thanks

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/19/13 1:05 PM

During the holiday season we should take time to reflect on all of the great things that have happened throughout the year.  The Rodon Group is very grateful to have had yet another momentus year full of recognition, awards and great customers.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Recognition and Awards, Michael Araten, Manufacturing Day, News and Press

Bringing Toy Manufacturing Back to U.S.

Posted by Jill Worth

7/23/13 10:13 AM

Michael Araten, President and CEO of K'NEX Brands, L.P. and The Rodon Group, was interviewed by Liz Clamen of the popular Fox Business After The Bell show on Friday, July 12th.  Mr. Araten revealed a new intiative to market the K'NEX brand in China.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, K'NEX Brands, Michael Araten, News and Press, The Rodon Group

Newsroom Alert - TV coverage for The Made in America Act

Posted by Paula Hynes

7/15/13 2:14 PM

On Friday, July12th, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick announced his co-sponsorship of the Made in America Act.  The Rodon Group hosted the event at our Hatfield location.  Local TV coverage of this event is highlighted in the news clips provided below.

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Topics: News and Press, The Rodon Group

Reshoring Toys

Posted by Paula Hynes

5/23/13 10:30 AM

Article originally posted on www.toybook.com , May 14, 2013

By Howard N. Aronson, Managing Partner, Lackenbach Siegel LLP

Like the proverbial child who runs away from home only to return before nightfall, an American toymaker is bringing most of its manufacturing back to the U.S.—after more than a decade of outsourcing in Asia. The decision of K’NEX Brands, a family-owned maker of plastic building toys, to boost manufacturing at The Rodon Group, its Hatfield, Pa. plant, is only one example of a major trend. Persuasive factors leading to the ultimate decision included quality control, overall costs, timeliness of deliveries, and intellectual property issues. Many are following the lead of K’NEX and rediscovering that home sweet home is the best place to make and distribute products after all.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, K'NEX Brands, Made in America, Reshoring, News and Press, The Rodon Group

Hubspot features The Rodon Group in a recent article.

Posted by Paula Hynes

4/23/13 9:00 AM

Article from Hubspot:

How 5 Companies Are Using Inbound Marketing to Succeed in Competitive Markets

by Lindsey Kirchoff

April 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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Topics: News and Press, Cheaper Than China, The Rodon Group

Media spotlight on The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands

Posted by Paula Hynes

3/28/13 10:37 AM

Some big names in media have crossed our threshold in the past few weeks, and we are extremely glad they did.  We have had visits and interviews with The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, Computer World as well as various industry publications.

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Topics: Made in America, Reshoring, News and Press

The Rodon Group gets press for their "Cheaper Than China" pricing

Posted by Paula Hynes

3/20/13 9:39 AM

When Marketing Sherpa heard about the marketing campaign developed by Kevin McGrath, Vice President of Marketing at The Rodon Group, they were anxious to get the full story.  During a day long interview, David Kirkpatrick, Senior Reporter at Sherpa, discovered how one powerful phase can create the future direction of a company.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Recognition and Awards, Reshoring, News and Press, Cheaper Than China, The Rodon Group

K'NEX brands brings manufacturing jobs back to the American Economy.

Posted by Paula Hynes

5/29/12 2:08 PM

According to K'NEX Brands president and CEO, Michael Araten,  moving manufacturing jobs back to the US makes good business sense and is the right thing to do.  During a recent panel discussion that focused on American Manufacturing, Mr. Araten pointed out that sales for K'NEX Brands have steadily improved since repatriating jobs back to US and increasing the workforce by 25%.

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Topics: Plastic Manufacturing, American Manufacturing and Products, News and Press, The Rodon Group

K’NEX CEO Michael Araten Speaks on Executive Leaders Radio Program

Posted by Jill Worth

9/21/11 1:25 PM

Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands, will appear on Executive Leaders Radio Program broadcasts September 24th-26th.  As part of the elite interview format, Araten shared his views on the opportunities and challenges K’NEX Brands faces.

K’NEX Brands has 2 operating units – K’NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™; and The Rodon Group, an American custom plastic injection molder specializing in high volume, small plastic parts for over 100 industries. 

“At K’NEX and Rodon, we’ve learned that manufacturing in America is often more cost effective than manufacturing overseas,” said Michael Araten, President and CEO of both K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group. “We are thrilled to make this kind of quality, cost effective domestic manufacturing available to other businesses looking to eliminate the risks of offshore sourcing.” 

Araten’s interview can be heard on these stations:

Saturday, September 24th on WNJC/1360AM at 4pm (live stream www.wnjc1360.com)

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, K'NEX Brands, Made in America, Michael Araten, News and Press

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