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K’Nex

Bob Jesberg educates the educators on playing for smarts. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Toy Maker Educates Teachers On Building Teachable Moments

STEM education, for Science, Technology, Eningeering and Math, is highly prized these days, but what if it were as accessible as playing with a favorite toy?

01/08/2014

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K’NEX Brands

Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands spoke with us about his company being voted One of the Best Places to Work.

12/02/2013

(US Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick listens as K'nex  Brands president Michael Araten speaks to reporters at his Hatfield, Pa. factory.  Credit: Brad Segall)

2 Local Congressmen Pitch ‘American Star’ Labeling For US-Made Products

Recent trends show consumers prefer products made in America but currently there’s no national standard when it comes to labeling.

07/12/2013

Stigall Show Log 12.3.12

Chris recounts President Obama’s visit to the K’Nex toy factory in Hatfield on Friday. He reviews the details of the murder/suicide involving a Kansas City Chief’s football player on Saturday and the reaction of Bob Costas last night. He talks to Senator Pat Toomey about the impending fiscal cliff and CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger about the Eagles and Cowboys.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/03/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall)

President Obama, In Montco, Urges Congress To Avert The ‘Fiscal Cliff’

During a stop at the K’nex toy manufacturing plant in Hatfield, the president called on Congress to pass an extension of tax cuts for middle-class families.

11/30/2012

(Michael Araten, CEO of K'nex, at the factory Pres. Obama will visit on Friday.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

A Montco Toy Factory Is Backdrop For Obama’s Visit and Budget Push

CEO Michael Araten says he believes the president wanted to see the K’nex facility because of what it represented about local manufacturing.

11/29/2012

K'Nex CEO Michael Araten standing next to a six-foot-tall Ferris wheel made with thousands of his company's colored plastic parts. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Toy Company Honored For Building Jobs In Montgomery County

Nothing is for certain these days when it comes to the state of our economy, but one local group is sure about a successful business strategy.

10/12/2012