Sunday, December 16, 2012

K'NEX Toys are made in the USA

Recently Obama helped put K'NEX toys on the "Made in America" map by visiting their factory and showing off that American manufacturing is alive and well.  Based in Hatfield, PA K'NEX toys are building pieces that allow children to explore and use creativity.

Colorful rods, connectors, and bricks let kids build big models that move. While building and playing kids are also learning and developing fine motor skills. K’NEX encourages creativity, problem solving, and spatial thinking. K’NEX building sets are designed to give children age appropriate building experiences and to encourage them to use the parts to build anything they can imagine.

For example, KID K’NEX allows younger kids to enjoy building fun with big, chunky pieces that are easy to manipulate while the Thrill Rides building sets allow more advanced builders to create working roller coasters and amusement park rides.

K’NEX is the winner of over 200 awards and manufactures bricks, rods, and connectors in the United States using environmentally friendly practices.


From K'NEX website: This Is What We Believe:

We believe that the company can be financially successful while behaving in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

We believe that our product, K'NEX, is unique and worthwhile; that it is capable of enriching the lives of those who use it, both through pure enjoyment and through its educational impact; and that these genuine qualities must be sustained with all the innovation and creativity we can muster.

We believe that K'NEX is as safe as human ingenuity can make it, and we must make this intrinsic in every design we devise and publish.

We believe that the company has a responsibility to provide a safe and fulfilling work environment, and an opportunity to grow and learn.

And This Is Why We're Here:

To be a profitable and successful company, while acting in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Unless we achieve these goals, nothing that follows below will long be possible.

To provide safe, effective, innovative, and distinctive brands that truly delight the senses of sight and touch at every age, and tickles the senses of humor and wonder.

To respect the intelligence of our customers by providing products and designs that do exactly what we advertise they will, without artifice, deception or puffery.

To value and respect our co-workers, to be concerned about and contribute to their well being, and to act with integrity so as to deserve their trust.

To provide meaningful work, fair compensation, and a safe, healthy work environment that encourages openness, creativity, focus, self-discipline and growth.

To acknowledge the value of each person's contribution to our goals.

To foster teamwork in our tasks.

To work together to contribute to the long-term value and sustainability of our company.

To encourage diverse perspectives and talents that will enrich K'NEX, and Lincoln Logs as a product and to broaden the base of understanding among all the people who work with us at K'NEX.

Adapted from The Soul of a Business, by Tom Chappell


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