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Out of 76 nominees, 22 companies were selected to join this unique Hall of Fame in 2011. In addition to K’NEX these companies include New Balance, Ethan Allen, Harley-Davidson and other iconic American brands.
“Being inducted into the Made in the USA Hall of Fame is a real honor,” says Michael Araten, president and CEO of K’NEX. “As we approach the 20th anniversary of K’NEX in 2012 our commitment to US manufacturing only grows. Both K’NEX and our sister company The Rodon Group are humbled to be included in this group alongside some of America’s great brands.”
K’NEX Brands has two operating units – K’NEX, the only U.S. 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. Both K’NEX and The Rodon Group are active members of the organization American Made Matters whose mission is to educate consumers about buying US-made products to help strengthen the American Dream. 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.