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2016 Press Coverage

Bill Clinton & Lincoln Logs Tweet
Twitter

Good for the Person Who Gave Bill Clinton This Box of Lincoln Logs
Slate

Clinton visit comes as K'NEX looks to future growth
Intelligencer

Hillary Clinton swings through the Rust Belt a day after accepting the Democratic presidential nomination
Business Insider

Hillary Clinton makes campaign stop at K'NEX
Bucks County Courier Times

Hillary talks jobs, climate at Hatfield toy factory
Delco Times

The race is on: Hillary presses flesh at Hatboro toy factory
Daily Local

FROM ROBOTS TO ‘COBOTS’: Next-Generation Automation Arrives in Plastics Processing
Plastics Technology

Insight on Top Trends in Plastics for 2016
MoldMaking Technology


2015 Press Coverage

The Rodon Group on How to Manufacture a Perfect Plastic Part
ThomasNet

Rodon Group Publishes Primer on Molding Perfect Plastic Parts
Plastics Today

An eBook Dedication
Mold Making Technology

Plastics Reaches Out on Manufacturing Day 2015
SPI Blog In the Hopper

Defining Content Marketing Success in Manufacturing
Northwoods Blog

20 Manufacturing Thought Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter
East West Manufacturing

Robots, the Plastics Molder’s Best Friend
Robotic Industries Associaltion

Rodon: How Part Design and Injection Molding Meld Into a High-Quality Part
Design News

The Rodon Group: What It's Like to Hire a Robot
American Express Open Forum

People still pivotal as technology drives next 25 years
Lehigh Valley Business

American Made Manufacturing Flexes its Reshoring Muscle
Design 2 Part magazine

What You Can Do For Your Industry
Pallet Central: page 12

Beware: The Hidden Risks of Offshoring
Design 2 Part magazine

A low maintenance approach to mold care
Mold Making Technology

How a Hatfield company designed its construction toys for girls
Philadelphia Inquirer

Companies Tiptoe Back Toward ‘Made in the U.S.A.
The Wall Street Journal

Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home
CNBC


2014 Press Coverage

Montco toy maker to bring Lincoln Logs production back to U.S.
Lehigh Valley Business

Plastics News Now: Toymaker makes large holiday donation
Plastics News

Doors Open Oct. 3 for Annual Manufacturing Day
Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI)

Rodon's Environmental Initiatives- Good for Business
Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI)

Manufacturers across the Greater Lehigh Valley celebrate National Manufacturing Day
Lehigh Valley Business

Rodon Group K’NEX facility in Hatfield Township offers tours on National Manufacturing Day
The Reporter

Manufacturing Day 2014: Rodon Group "K'NEX" with visitors
Plastics Today

"If You Can Do It with Toys, You Can Do It with Anything"
MoldMaking Technology

Robots Work Their Way Into Small Factories
The Wall Street Journal

How Three Brands Won Big With Content Promotion
Relevance

Custom and proprietary molder of K’NEX Construction Toys attends Walmart’s 2014 U.S. manufacturing summit

Plastics Today

More reshoring success stories with Wal-Mart connections
The Plastics Blog/Plastics News

Constructing the Future of U.S. Manufacturing
Walmart Blog

How Much of Wal-Mart Is Really Made in America?
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

The Rodon Group Participates in Walmart’s 2014 U.S. Manufacturing Summit
PR Web

Constructing the Future of U.S. Manufacturing
Walmart blog

Developing Your Future Smart Workforce
Chief Executive Magazine

Member Profile: K'NEX
American Made Matters blog

Connecting American Ingenuity & Fun
Business in Focus Magazine

Doors Open Oct. 3 for Annual Manufacturing Day
SPI- The Plastics Industry Trade Assocation

PA Proud- Made in Pennsylvania
All Around Philly

PA Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf stumps in Hatfield Twp.
The Intelligencer

Video: Tom Wolf Campaign Reacts to Latest Poll
6ABC Philadelphia

Tom Wolf visits the K'NEX manufacturing facility in Hatfield
Wolf for PA

Do Your Clients Know How Much You Care?- An Interview with Michael Araten
Kevin Price- The Price of Business

Attracting more business investment to the U.S.
Fox Business News

Robotics and technology keep Hatfield's Rodon Group 'cheaper than China'
Keystone Edge

Entrepreneur: Robots and humans work together
USA Today

Building Your Way to Success
TrendReports.com

Manufacturers Find On-Shoring Spurs Productivity
PTC Product & Service Advantage Blog

Why Philadelphia is Seeing a Manufacturing Renaissance
Smart CEO

 


2013 Press Coverage

October 2013

Collaborative robot works safely, comfortably alongside human workers
Plastics Technology

Made in the U.S.A. resonates with consumers
Lehigh Valley Business

They Grow Up So Fast: How 7 Brands Made It Big Practically Overnight
Hubspot

The Rodon Group joins over 800 U.S. Manufacturers for a National Celebration
ThomasNet

Bringing back jobs to the U.S. via the robot
CBS Evening News

Maximizing the manufacturing process with an injection press
MoldMaking Technology

September 2013

Robotics Series #1 – ONExia and the Promise of Collaborative Robotics
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC)

Cultivate skilled, educated labor by opening doors on Manufacturing Day
Plastics News

Leadership Agenda: Michael Araten
Philadelphia Inquirer

We Made This! 3 Proud U.S. Manufacturers
Parade Magazine

10 Things to Tell Your OEM
Plastics Technology

August 2013

Ticona Polymer and Processing Expertise Helps Rodon Deliver Successes, Including K’NEX® Toys
Celanese

Customer Success Story
Rethink Robotics

10 Things to Tell Your OEM
Plastics Technology

A New Reason to Rethink Offshoring
Design 2 Part Magazine

American toy maker fills untapped market in China
Fox News

July 2013

Bringing Toy Manufacturing Back to U.S.
Fox Business News

Businesses adopting robots for new tasks
ComputerWorld

Ticona Polymer and Processing Expertise Helps Rodon Deliver Successes, Including K'NEX® Toys
ThomasNet

Talk of the Town
July episode with Kim and Marie

2 Local Congressmen Pitch ‘American Star’ Labeling For US-Made Products
CBS Philly

K’NEX using Export Now to sell to China
Plastics News

Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands, LP recognized by STEM Connector
The Rodon Group

For Hatfield's K'NEX, bringing jobs home pays off
PhillyBurbs.com

June 2013

The End of Separation: Man and Robot as Collaborative Coworkers on the Factory Floor
Robotics.org

May 2013

For Robots Like Baxter, The Interface Becomes A Personality
Fastcolabs.com

Injection Molder Welcomes Adaptive Robot to Factory Floor
Assembly Magazine

April 2013

Watch: Made in the USA: A 30 Day Journey film teaser featuring Michael Araten, President of K'NEX
YouTube.com

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

U.S. is halfway to Obama 5-year export-doubling goal
Chicago Sun-Times

March 2013

When Jobs go Begging Because Skills are Lacking
Philly.com

Watch: The Financial Benefits Bring Production Back to U.S.
Fox Business News

Small Parts, Big Impact, The Rodon Group plays a key role in U.S. manufacturing
Usairwaysmag.com

A Toy Maker Comes Home to the U.S.A.
The Wall Street Journal

Society of Plastics Industry: Why Rodon/K'NEX Reshored its Plastics Molding
SPI Blog – In the hopper

The Big Story – Small businesses find ways to beat skills shortage
Associated Press

February 2013

A New Level of Automation
Mold Making Technology

Rodon joins Window and Door Manufacturers Association
Plastics News

Rodon Installs Teachable, Watchful, 2-armed robot
Plastics News

B2B Marketing:  Manufacturer's "Cheaper than China" branding campaign increases sales 33%
Marketing Sherpa


2012 - President Obama's Visit

November/December 2012

Obama Addresses Manufacturing Challenges, Fiscal Cliff at Rodon Facility
Thomas Net News

'Nowhere, period' No takers yet for D.C.'s version of 'Let's make a deal' 
The New York Times

Cliff Jumping with Obama
Chicago Tribune

(Almost) Meeting the POTUS!
Mold Making Technology

Video: Obama to K'NEX: "I'm keeping my own Congress naughty/nice list"
Philly Burbs.com

Obama takes middle class tax pitch on road
Associated Press

Obama Wants Tax Code Reform By Aug. 1
Latinospost

Obama's speech at molder Rodon Group
Plastics News Online

Obama warns of GOP 'lump of coal' tax hike
Politico

President arrives at Hatfield toy factory
Philly Inquirer

Obama to visit Hatfield toy maker to discuss fiscal cliff dangers
Philly Inquirer

Obama Increases Public Pressure on Republicans To Accept Fiscal Cliff Proposal
Slate.com

Why Obama is pushing for stimulus in 'fiscal cliff' deal
Christian Science Monitor

Obama, GOP battle over fiscal cliff
NBC's Today Show footage

Obama warns of 'Scrooge' Christmas without tax-cut extension
CNN News

Obama Pitches Cliff Plan at Toy Factory
The Wall Street Journal

Obama warns of 'Scrooge Christmas' if Congress fails to act on fiscal cliff
The Guardian - UK

Obama says not acceptable for "handful of Republicans" to block fiscal deal
Fox Business

Obama takes his case on fiscal cliff to the people
USA Today

Obama: "Fiscal cliff" would be "a Scrooge Christmas"
CBS News

Obama warns of prolonged fiscal cliff talks as Republicans rebuff plan
Bloomberg News

Obama takes middle class tax cut pitch outside DC
Huffington Post

Obama taking "fiscal cliff" fight to the public
CBS News

Little progress in U.S. "fiscal cliff" talks
Reuters

So-called "elves" contemplate the "Scrooge Christmas" outlined by Obama
WITF

President Obama visits Rodon Group factory in Hatfield
OneNewsPages video

President Obama visits Hatfield, talks fiscal taxes
The Lansdale Reporter

Obama warns he's got 'naughty and nice list'
CNN News

Obama warns of 'Scrooge' Christmas without tax-cut extension
CNN News Video

Obama To Appeal To Public On Fiscal Cliff
NPR

Fiscal Cliff Progress Suffers As Republicans, Democrats Remain Divided
Huffington Post

Obama cranks up holiday pressure on Republicans in "fiscal cliff" talks
MSNBC.COM


2012 Press Coverage

December 2012

Seeking a Fiscal Cliff Grand Bargain
ThomasNet.com

10 of the Most Memorable Marketing Campaigns of 2012
HubSpot

Why Your Small Business Should be Exporting
ThomasNet.com

Hatfield's Rodon Group to be featured in documentary film
MontgomeryNews.com

November 2012

The Importance of American Manufacturing – K`NEX CEO Michael Araten
All American Clothing Company

October 2012

US Manufacturing Needs a Brand Makeover
Industry Week

Toy Company Honored For Building Jobs In Montgomery County
CBSPhilly

K'NEX Brings 100% Made in The USA Toys to The Made In America Store
PR Web

August 2012

Doing Well by Doing Good
Inside Magazine

U.S. Industrial Groups Partner for Training
Financial Times

Made in America segment
The Big D and Bubba show

It Matters
Reading Eagle Business Weekly

How Michael Araten utilizes people and planning to manage growth at K'NEX
Smart Business Philadelphia

How to Compete in the Global Marketplace podcast
Critical Mass for Business

July 2012

2012 Smart CEO Best-Run Company
Smart CEO

Worker Shortage? Teach Teens Manufacturing Skills
Bloomberg Businessweek

Made in the USA: A 30 Day Journey
Huffington Post

The Today Show
Top picks for toys made in the USA

June 2012

How I Made My Millions
CNBC

How I Made My Millions: Successful Strategies
CNBC

Commitment to America Takes Center Stage As Manufacturing Sector Growth Continues
Thomasnet.com

Local employees step up to the challenge
PhillyBurbs.com

May 2012

K'NEX® & The Rodon Group Step Up For World's Largest Corporate Health Challenge
PR Web

Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey Philadelphia Trip
Made in the USA Challenge Blog

Made in America makes sense again, K'nex Brands CEO says
Philadelphia Inquirer

Made in America, a Growing Trend
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Long-Term Accuracy Meets Moldmaker/Molder's Machining Needs 
MoldMaking Technology

April 2012

Rodon Founder Irv Glickman Turns 100
Plastics News

Rodon Group Founder Celebrates 100th Birthday
The Intelligencer- PhillyBurbs.com

February 2012

A Day of Fun, Games and Learning
MontgomeryNews.com

Manufacturers face skilled-worker shortage
Philadelphia Inquirer

K'Nex expecting reborn Tinkertoy to charm tots, nostalgic parents
Plastics News

Rodon Partners with ThomasNet News to Establish Brand and Leadership in the Industrial Marketplace
ThomasNet

Processor of the Year Finalist 2011: The Rodon Group
Plastics News

January 2012

PN award finalists shine
Plastics News

Made Right Here
Ch. 69 WFMZ


2011 Press Coverage

October, 2011

Rodon and K'NEX CEO Michael Araten featured in Smart CEO Magazine's Smart 100 List
Smart CEO

Pa. manufacturers reviving 'Made in America' label
NewsWorks WHYY

Rodon Beats the Heat with 'Green' Cooling Towers
Plastics Technology

Rodon Group Designated Landfill-Free Facility
Plastics News

K'NEX/Rodon Team Makes Strong Case for U.S. Manufacturing
MoldMaking Technology

The Rodon Group Makes Commitment to Go Green
PR Buzz

September, 2011

Rodon talks energy efficient injection molding
Plastics Today

August, 2011

The Rodon Group Upgrades Cooling Towers: Improvements Reflect Continued Investment in U.S. Manufacturing
MoldMaking Technology

June, 2011

Pa. Proud: 'Worlds kids love' created daily at local toy manufacturer K'NEX
The Times Herald

U.S. Manufacturer of K'NEX Toys Offers Contract Manufacturing Services
ThomasNet News

January, 2011

The Rodon Group Expands QA Capabilities for High Tech Marketplace
ThomasNet News


Press Coverage 2010

December 2010

Made in the U.S.A
The History Channel's Modern Marvels

Making it in the U.S.A.
Fox Business News

November 2010

Speediatrics to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Unveiling of Renovated NASCAR-Themed Children's Unit
Halifax Health

K'NEX Judges Dig Dinosaur Designs
Plano Star Courier

October 2010

Betting on America
The Intelligencer

July 2010

Business profile: Turning waste to 'green'
The Reporter

May 2010

Spotlight shines on local company
PCN Network

January 2010

Molder's Message to Foreign Competitors: 'Bring It On!'
Plastics Technology