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Little Tikes growing after shifting production from China to US


August 27, 2013 3:35 pm ET

Hudson, Ohio, toy maker Little Tikes Co. has seen growth in recent years, and it's growth that Executive Vice President and worldwide General Manager Thomas Richmond attributes in large part to the company's decision to manufacture more of its toys...

K’Nex using Export Now to sell to China


July 11, 2013 1:46 pm ET

K’Nex Brands, the maker of construction toys, has hired Export Now Inc. in Akron, Ohio, to sell K’Nex building sets like Angry Birds, Super Mario Brothers and Mario Kart to China via online platforms.

Lego to expand Czech production capacity by 30 percent


July 8, 2013 12:42 pm ET

Lego A/S is investing 2 million euros to expand production capacity in its factory in Kladno, Czech Republic, by 30 percent.

Hong Kong plastic toy maker Lung Cheong expands in Indonesia


June 26, 2013 12:47 pm ET

Hong Kong plastic toy maker Lung Cheong International Holdings Ltd. is hoping that building another factory in Indonesia and pulling manufacturing away from increasingly expensive Chinese factories can help it boost profitability in a weak global market.

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Chinese toy maker Sunshine invests $6 million in expansion


June 14, 2013 3:57 pm ET

Plastic processor Sunshine Inflatable Toys Co. Ltd. is like a lot of smaller Chinese manufacturers these days, staring at sharply rising labor costs and weaker export markets.

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China's toy factories face more scrutiny on safety, work conditions


May 14, 2013 2:27 pm ET

HONG KONG — China's large toy industry, including its plastics-related toy makers, faces potentially stepped up scrutiny on safety and factory working conditions.

K'Nex set to connect with the United Kingdom


April 24, 2013 9:38 am ET

HATFIELD, PA. — K'Nex, the construction toy company, will set up a United Kingdom subsidiary on Jan. 1, two decades after it first started sending its products across the Pond.

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