Rodon Group

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The Rodon Group, a custom plastic injection molder located in Hatfield, PA has announced a new program for American entrepreneurs looking to use plastic injection molding for their inventions. The American Entrepreneur Program is unique to the molding industry and offers entrepreneurs an ideal low cost, on-shore solution to get their project off the ground.

Since 1956, The Rodon Group has been dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality high volume, custom components. Now they continue that tradition for entrepreneurs who are looking for a prototype option.

"We are excited to be able to offer this service to entrepreneurs looking to get a solid head start on their idea or invention, while keeping the production in the U.S. and at a low cost," said Kevin McGrath, VP of Sales and Marketing for The Rodon Group. "Rodon’s expertise, capabilities and in-house resources make us an ideal partner."

The cost of the program is $4,999 for the first 50 people that sign up, a savings of 50% off the regular price. This includes design time, prints, 3D prototype parts and more.

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, visit: www.rodongroup.com/entrepreneurs





The Rodon Group, a high volume, custom plastic injection molder, became designated as a “Landfill Free Facility” by Sustainable Waste Solutions, LLC, making them one of the first molding facilities in its area to receive this certification.

Sustainable Waste Solutions, LLC(SWS) provides a Landfill Free alternative for recycling, waste transportation, and disposal to companies of all sizes and across a broad range of industries throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley and Delaware. Using a state-of-the-art Energy-from-Waste resource recovery facility, they generate enough electricity from waste to power tens of thousands of homes per day in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Over the past 25 years, the Energy from Waste (EfW) industry has developed state-of-the-art technology that makes EfW one of the cleanest forms of energy generation. The advanced technology in combusting waste is the air quality (emission) control system. EfW facilities meet or exceed the strictest federal standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and employ a multi-step process to achieve superior environmental performance.

“We have immensely enjoyed our two year relationship with SWS. We think very highly of their technical abilities, as well as the close, personal relationship we have developed with Scott Woodrow (COO) and Dieter Scheel (Business Development Manager),” said Lowell Allen, Sr. VP of Manufacturing at The Rodon Group. “We are more than happy to no longer have to haul trash to be land filled and on top of that, we’re saving money! “

Rodon’s green initiatives make it a leader in the plastics industry. Its manufacturing process minimizes packaging, transportation costs, waste, water consumption and energy. All scrap is reused and recycled and Rodon uses only non toxic colorants and resins.

All lubricants and cleaners used in Rodon’s processing are non-toxic and no hazardous chemicals are used in the plant. Recent, ongoing efforts include installation of plant-wide motion sensor activated high-efficiency lighting to help save on energy costs and upgraded the facility with three new cooling towers. Rodon's customers are offered a returnable/reusable packaging program and all employees are able to participate in a recycling program including a drop off for any used lights, electronics, computer equipment, batteries.

For more information, visit: www.rodongroup.com

Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands, will appear on Executive Leaders Radio Program broadcasts September 24th-26th. As part of the interview format, Araten will share his views on the opportunities and challenges K’NEX Brands faces.

K’NEX Brands has 2 operating units – K’NEX, the only US 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.

“At K’NEX and Rodon, we’ve learned that manufacturing in America is often more cost effective than manufacturing overseas,” said Michael Araten, President and CEO of both K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group. “We are thrilled to make this kind of quality, cost effective domestic manufacturing available to other businesses looking to eliminate the risks of offshore sourcing.”

Araten’s interview can be heard on these stations:

Saturday, September 24th on WNJC/1360AM at 4pm (live stream http://www.wnjc1360.com)
Sunday, September 25th on WBCB/1490AM at 9am (live stream http://www.wbcb1490.com)
Monday, September 26th on WFYL/1180AM at 11am (live stream http://www.1180wfyl.com)

K’NEX Brands, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, announced that its sister company, The Rodon Group, is also available to provide contract manufacturing services for businesses looking to produce plastic parts stateside.

The Rodon Group is an ISO 9001:2008 certified landfill-free high precision plastic injection molder located in Hatfield, PA. 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 injection molders in the United States. The Rodon Group serves a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, construction, pharmaceutical and toys. Since 1992, Rodon has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system.

“At K’NEX and Rodon, we’ve learned that manufacturing in America can actually be more cost effective than manufacturing overseas,” said Michael Araten, President and CEO of both K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group. “Rodon offers globally competitive prices and eliminates the risks of sourcing off shore. In fact, Rodon has been running its successful “Cheaper than China” promotional campaign for the last 18 months. By employing strict manufacturing standards, they have achieved a remarkable 99.92% Product Quality Acceptance Rate. We are thrilled to make this kind of quality, cost effective domestic manufacturing available to other businesses, especially those in the toy industry, where Rodon’s background, industry specific expertise and capabilities make it a natural partner.”

For more information visit: www.rodongroup.com

The Rodon Group purchased a state-of-the-art vision inspection system for their QA Metrology Lab. The Mitutoyo QV-APEX404 Quick Vision measuring system is a non-contact, highly automated measurement solution that can perform measuring and inspection functions faster and more accurately than conventional methods. Inspection processes that once took hours can now be done in minutes with superior accuracy and a more streamlined and effective Statistical Process Control reporting (SPC). The new equipment has already proven to be very useful and effective on a variety of production parts manufactured for Rodon’s customers as well as internally to assist with measuring and tooling design accuracy. Rodon saw the need for the equipment several years ago as the demand grew from some of their high end food grade and medical manufacturing customers for more precise, effective and efficient measuring and reporting. This post molding inspection device will efficiently and accurately address QA intensive applications for the high tech marketplace.

“This new vision system has allowed for a more efficient, effective and accurate way in which to perform precise measurements and data analysis, says Bob Dean, QA Manager. “It has also streamlined our process traceability capabilities thus making analysis and reporting that much easier and effective.”

About The Rodon Group
The Rodon Group is a registered ISO 9001:2008 injection mold and plastic part manufacturer. We are proud to also be a green, land-fill free, facility. In business since 1956, the Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year at its 125,000 square foot facility in Hatfield, Pa... From the beginning, Rodon capitalized on its core manufacturing strengths including mold design, mold building and high volume parts manufacturing. These strengths are the foundation of Rodon's role as a high-volume molding specialist. With over 100 injection molding presses, Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the United States. The Rodon Group serves a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, construction, pharmaceutical and toys. 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 visit http://www.rodongroup.com.

About Mitutoyo
Mitutoyo Corporation is the world’s largest provider of measurement and inspection solutions offering the most complete selection of machines, sensors, systems and services with a line encompassing CMMs (Coordinate Measuring Machines), vision, form and finish measuring machines as well as precision tools and instruments, and metrology data management software. For more information, visit at http://www.mitutoyo.com

Contact:

Jill Worth
The Rodon Group
(215) 822-5544

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