Friday, June 15, 2012

Invention K'NEX Classic Kids Construction Toys Subject of CNBC How I Made My Millions on June 18


K'NEX. A brand of building toy I wasn't familiar with prior to having four kids within a year (big brother followed in quick succession by girl-girl-boy Triplets). That all changed after our oldest received his first set back in 1999. Reflecting back on how much our kids played with these in preschool and into the elementary grades it brought back to mind all the different sorts of things they built with these colorful heavy duty plastic pieces in different interlocking shapes.
My 4 kids at K'NEX Special Exhibit, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ
For sure, K'NEX shares the number one classic toy ranking with LEGO in my family's humble opinion. As enthusiastic as I am about this kid's brand, I couldn't hold this news back. On Monday night, June 18, 2012 at 9 pm, K'NEX will be included in a How I Made My Millions segment on CNBC. 

The program will take viewers behind the scenes of K'NEX to meet and talk with inventor Joel Glickman the wizard who created this childhood treasury box of fun. In the episode Glickman shares his rags to riches story and recounts -- after his idea was passed over by the likes of Hasbro and Mattel -- how he took a big risk and shut down part of his family's injection molded plastic business to realize his dream.

The segment next week also features Michael Araten and includes an on-camera tour of the company's manufacturing facility, the Rodon Group in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

At 6, our oldest built this K'NEX Rocket & Launch Pad by himself

About K'NEX
Founded in 1992, K’NEX has more than 200 international awards and is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2012. True to its roots, the family owned business continues its commitment made in the USA products. A blog post for CNBC about the episode entitled Well K’Nected by Michael Araten can be viewed at

About The Rodon Group 
The Rodon Group, today a subsidiary of KNEX Brands, L.P., was formed in 1956 and is an ISO 9001-2008 certified plastic injection molder manufacturing billions of parts annually. The company provides materials for diverse industries ranging from consumer products and toys to medical, construction, and pharmaceutical.

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