Friday, November 30, 2012

Obama at K'Nex

Today Pres. Obama visited the Montgomery County company that makes K'Nex.  These are the coolest toys ever.  There are K'Nex dinosaurs, roller coasters, buildings, cars, and more.  Even the president was intrigued.  Here is an excerpt from one of Tom Fitzgerald's pool reports:

POTUS seemed intrigued by the complex, bright orange coaster  that had been assembled for his inspection beside the machine. "This is spectacular here," he said. "How does that (inaudible)?" A worker pointed out the gear mechanism. POTUS laughed and seemed to indicate he would be just fine with staying for awhile to play with the toy.

 K'Nex are imaginative toys; they can be taken apart and put back together in infinite combinations.  I think it's wonderful that these products are made in our area.  

The White House press release on the visit read as follows:

On Friday, November 30th, the President will travel to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to continue making the public case for action by visiting a business that depends on middle class consumers during the holiday season, and could be impacted if taxes go up on 98 percent of Americans at the end of the year. As we enter the holiday season, the White House continues to urge Congress to act to renew middle class tax cuts so families have a little more certainty at this critical time for our economy. 
President Obama will tour and deliver remarks at The Rodon Group manufacturing facility in Hatfield, PA.  The Rodon Group is the sole American manufacturer for K’NEX Brands, a construction toy company whose products include Tinkertoy, K’NEX Building Sets and Angry Bird Building Sets.  The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands, both third-generation family businesses, employ over 150 people at their Hatfield facilities.   

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