KâNEXÂ® President & CEO, Michael Araten, Participates in SelectUSA Roundtable Discussion at White House
Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
KâNEX Brands, the only construction toy company manufacturing toys on a grand scale in the USA, is honored to announce that Michael Araten, President & CEO of KâNEX and The Rodon Group, will be participating in a SelectUSA roundtable discussion on reshoring and insourcing at the White House on May 20, 2014.
In 2011, the President launched SelectUSAâ"a global team in embassies abroad and agencies at home focused on encouraging and supporting companies to bring job creating and investing to the United States. Last October, the President hosted the first ever SelectUSA Summit, bringing more than 1,300 people (including business executives from more than 60 countries, governors, mayors, and economic development officials from 48 states) to see the benefits of doing business and creating jobs in the U.S., and establishing the connections to make that happen.
Todayâs SelectUSA Investing in America roundtable discussion, hosted by the President, with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients, will bring 11 companies that have recently chosen to invest in the United States, together. These companies, including KâNEX Brands, Ford, Erisson, and more, have recognized the many advantages of locating, growing, and hiring in the United States, and will discuss the key reasons they chose to invest and hire in the U.S. and what more we can do together to bring additional job-creating investment to the U.S. Together, the roundtable participants are investing billions of dollars in the U.S., and creating thousands of new jobs.
Michael Araten, recently named one of the top CEO Leaders in STEM, is honored to participate in this important discussion. He says, âSitting down with the President, his advisors and the fine leaders of these other great companies to discuss the importance of Investing in America is a great privilege.â Araten continues, âThe keys to the success of American manufacturing are abundant energy, consumers who can easily recognize that products they love are made in the USA, and STEM education. STEM is the heart of innovation and innovation drives growth, profit and jobs of the future. KâNEX and Rodon work actively with local community colleges and technical schools to ensure that students graduate with the skills they need to work at companies like ours. And through the KâNEX Education line, we are providing teachers with a complete STEM solution, enabling them to teach critical concepts in sequence and demonstrate real world applications.â
About KâNEX Brands
Founded in 1992, KâNEX Brands, the worldâs most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the worldâs leading integrated construction systems for children, and is Americaâs STEM building solution. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, KâNEX, Americaâs Building ToyÂ® company, is focused on Building Worlds Kids LoveÂ® and encourages youngsters to âimagine, build and play.â From the living room to the classroom, KâNEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The KâNEX family of brands includes KâNEX Building Sets, KâNEX Thrill Rides, KâNEX Educationâ¢, Lincoln LogsÂ®, TinkertoyÂ®, NASCARÂ®, Angry Birdsâ¢, Mario Kart Wiiâ¢, Mario Kart 7â¢, Super Marioâ¢, PacManâ¢, Titanfallâ¢, Family Guyâ¢, Plants vs. Zombiesâ¢, and more. Since 1992, The Rodon GroupÂ®, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K 'NEX building toy system. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please join KâNEX on facebook, v isit www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.
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. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.rodongroup.com.
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