Chase Plastics Celebrates 20 Years of “Outrageous” Customer Service
Enjoys continued revenue, personnel growth in 2012
CLARKSTON, Mich. – Chase Plastic Services, Inc., a leading North American distributor of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics, is celebrating its growth from a husband-and-wife startup 20 years ago to a $165 million enterprise in 2012.
“Our goal has always been to run a company where we could, on a day-to-day basis, help plastic processors achieve their business goals and be a trusted resource and valued partner in their success,” said Kevin Chase, president, Chase Plastics. “We never thought that our little idea of providing ‘outrageous’ customer service to processors with small- to medium-size applications would become what it is today. Our success is proof that through hard work, dedication and a business model built on a foundation of shared core values and mutual respect, anything is possible.”
Kevin and his wife, Carole, started their grassroots company with more sweat equity than capital equity, and in May 1992, Kevin’s longstanding dream of small business ownership was realized through the birth of Chase Plastic Services, Inc. Kevin and Carole built their company from the ground up: Kevin made sales calls during the day, delivering materials from the trunk of his car, and Carole handled administrative tasks into the morning hours so the couple could spend time with their young children in between.
Now headquartered in Clarkston, Mich., Chase Plastics comprises a team of 85 plastic professionals and distributes more than 6,400 specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics via its South Bend, Ind., distribution center and 34 strategically placed warehouses. The company grew its revenue 22 percent in 2011 over 2010 and, as a result, added 13 new positions in 2011 and has hired 12 additional employees to date in 2012. Continued revenue and personnel growth are expected this year.
“Our team members are the heart and soul of Chase Plastics,” said Chase. “Carole and I feel a sincere sense of gratitude and obligation to help each and every member of our team excel in their professional lives. This company has given us everything we could want and then some, and we’re committed to giving our team a vehicle to rise to the next level as we grow alongside them.”
ABOUT CHASE PLASTICS
Chase Plastics distributes more than 6,400 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. In addition, Chase delivers engineering expertise, technical service, application development assistance, blending, repacking, inventory management and logistics services via a network of distribution centers, warehouses and sales locations throughout North and Central America.
Chase Plastics is redefining resin distribution with an approach to business that puts customer needs first. Formed in 1992, Chase Plastics has built its business on the ability to respond quickly with all of the flexibility and agility that its customers require. Based in Clarkston, Mich., Chase Plastics was founded by Kevin and Carole Chase, who serve as the company’s president and vice president, respectively. Find more information at ChasePlastics.com.