September 25, 2007
K’NEX Plant Tour
“The World’s Most Creative Construction Toy”
K’NEX Industries, Inc. is a privately held company, with the headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Internationally, K’NEX products are distributed by Hasbro, one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers and distributors.
K’NEX began one evening when Joel Glickman was playing with straws. That’s right… straws! While sitting at a crowded, noisy wedding Joel began tinkering with some straws and thinking about the possibilities. This dabbling, followed by some innovative product engineering, led to the very popular Rod and Connector building system now available throughout the world. Today, K’NEX is the number one construction toy company in the non-brick category and getting bigger every day!
We will tour the facility at the plastics manufacturing division of K’NEX Brands, the Rodon Group, in Hatfield, PA. The Rodon Group designs, tools and manufactures injection molded components for industrial applications and other applications such as K’NEX. The K’NEX folks have assured us that there will be toy samples on display.
We will enjoy dinner, fellowship and networking at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub.