Subject: Pool report 3
Marine One touched down in Hatfield, Pa. at 11:30 am after a 15-minute helicopter ride above the Philadelphia suburbs.
Pool didn’t see potus depart Marine One cause we were rushed inside the factory. Tour to follow.
A belated thanks to co-pooler Christi Parsons of Tribune for help with the gaggle.
The White House forwarded some background info on the tour:
President Obama will be led on a tour of The Rodon Group manufacturing facility by Chairman and K’NEX Inventor Joel Glickman, Vice Chairman and General Counsel Robert Glickman and President and CEO Michael Araten. The Rodon Group manufactures over 95% of the parts for K’NEX Brands toys.
During the tour the President will see several steps of the toy production process. In the company’s Tool Room President Obama will stop at two precision grinding machines which produce the steel parts used to mold K’NEX toys. Next, on the manufacturing floor, the President will stop at a machine that creates the tops for K’NEX toys tubs. He will also see an injection molding machine used to create the flexible chains on K’NEX toy roller coasters.
Carrie Budoff Brown