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Achieving manufacturing excellence through employee retention

Posted by Paula Hynes

1/2/14 10:54 AM

There was a time many decades ago, when employees joined companies with the expectation of a long career.   Companies were loyal to employees, and the employees reciprocated.  Today, the employment picture is much different.   Higher unemployment rates, coupled with the constant pressure to reduce head-count have served to create a job market where neither side of the equation seems to feel a strong loyalty to one another.  In fact, the most recent recession has incentivized many unhappy workers to stay put until better opportunities become available.  According to the "What's Working" research study  by Mercer, a global consulting firm “In the U.S., the percentage of workers who said they wanted to leave and get a new job rose nine percentage points, from 23% in 2005 to about one in three, or 32%, in 2010.”  If the employment rates continue to improve, many of these workers will move onto other opportunities.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, American Manufacturing and Products, STEM and Manufacturing Careers, Recognition and Awards

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

Lisa Christman, Sr. Director of Human Resources for The Rodon Group receives honors

Posted by Paula Hynes

9/19/13 3:00 PM

Lisa Christman, Senior Director of Human Resources for The Rodon Group receives honors.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the Bucks County Youth Council recognized Lisa Christman, Sr. Director of Human Resources for The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands. The event was held to show appreciation for youth mentoring, training and partnerships in Bucks County.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, STEM and Manufacturing Careers, Recognition and Awards

The Rodon Group supports a great American athlete

Posted by Paula Hynes

7/2/13 1:01 PM

July Fourth is one of our favorite holidays.  It is a time to reflect on how lucky we are to be Americans and create great products here at home.  We have been on the forefront of the American Manufacturing renaissance and have witnessed the positive impact manufacturing jobs have had throughout the country.   At The Rodon Group, these jobs are filled by some of the most professional and well-trained staff in the industry.

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Topics: American Spirit, American Manufacturing and Products, Recognition and Awards, The Rodon Group

Philadelphia World Trade Center honors K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group

Posted by Jill Worth

6/12/13 2:12 PM

Each year, The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia recognizes local companies for their participation and dedication to bringing greater economic prosperity to the region.  The 11th Annual World Trade Center’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony recognized three local companies.  The 2013 Member Company of the Year from New Jersey was Epicore BioNetworks, Inc.,  a software solutions company.   K’NEX Brands L.P. received the Member Company Award for Pennsylvania.  Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands has become the world’s most innovative construction toy company.  Over 95% of its parts are manufacturer by The Rodon Group, a sister company of K'NEX, and has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K’NEX building toy system.

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Topics: Recognition and Awards, K'NEX Brands, Made in America

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

Rodon Wins Plastics News Excellence Award for Industry and Public Service

Posted by Paula Hynes

3/7/13 10:59 AM

For the second year in a row, The Rodon Group was a finalist for the Plastics News Processor of the Year award.  We were honored to be included with companies that have made their mark on our industry.

While we did not take home the highest award of the night, we were recognized with an Excellence Award for Industry and Public Service.

Prior to the awards ceremony, Plastic News spent some time on our factory floor.  Take a look and learn more about The Rodon Group.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, American Manufacturing and Products, Recognition and Awards, The Rodon Group

The Rodon Group is a Finalist for Processor of the Year Award

Posted by Paula Hynes

1/15/13 2:15 PM

The Rodon Group has been named a finalist for the 17th Annual Processor of the Year Award presented by Plastics News, a weekly trade publication that covers the global plastics industry.

Rodon scored high marks in all seven categories.
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Topics: Recognition and Awards

Rodon's "Cheaper Than China" marketing campaign receives high praise

Posted by Paula Hynes

12/19/12 11:44 AM

Hubspot, one of the leading Social Media Marketing firms in the country, recently recognized The Rodon Group for its “Cheaper than China” marketing campaign.  We share this honor roll with some truly great (and large companies) including Proctor and Gamble, Samsung and Jet Blue.

This is the icing on the cake, the cherry on top and a big feather in our cap.  While we have long subscribed to the importance of social media as part of our sales and marketing strategy, we are now reaping the benefits of our efforts.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, American Manufacturing and Products, Recognition and Awards, Cheaper Than China, The Rodon Group

K'NEX and The Rodon Group proudly support a winning athlete, Matt Baranoski.

Posted by Paula Hynes

7/31/12 11:45 AM

Matt Baranoski, son of Rodon tool designer Mike Baranoski, is having a winning session at the track, the Velodrome track.  This 2010 Elite National Keirin Champion and Junior World Medalist continued his dominance in the sport on Friday, July 28th at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center with another victory in the highly competitive Keirin Cup.

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Topics: American Spirit, Recognition and Awards, K'NEX Brands, Made in America, The Rodon Group

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