Chase Plastics Breaks Ground on South Bend Warehouse Expansion - Capacity to Increase by 60%

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Originally built in South Bend in 2016, Chase Plastics’ state-of-the-art central distribution center is slated for a major expansion in 2019.

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The Chase Plastics South Bend Warehouse Team

This enables greater stocking capacity and the ability to offer our customers value-added services including custom blending, box to bulk, material repackaging and later cut-off times all focused on meeting customer material requirements in the dynamic market where they compete.

The addition, which officially broke ground on June 18, increases the total warehouse capacity by more than 60% with an added 80,000 square feet of storage, giving a total capacity of 206,000 square feet. Five additional loading docks are planned for the facility as well as new racking, equipment upgrades, and more, helping drive operational efficiencies with increased material throughput of approximately 33%.

While the building has only been in existence for a little more than three years, the need for the $4 million expansion was apparent due to the Company’s product line growth and, above all, the desire to consistently provide “outrageous service” to their customers.

“The investment in this warehouse is not just an investment in the community, but also for our customers,” said Mike Hall, Warehouse Manager. “This enables greater stocking capacity and the ability to offer our customers value-added services including custom blending, box to bulk, material repackaging and later cut-off times all focused on meeting customer material requirements in the dynamic market where they compete.”

The warehouse, located at 5245 Dylan Drive, is Chase Plastics’ central distribution center, currently employing 17 people. With the expansion, it’s anticipated that another 10-12 positions will be added.

“South Bend is a great location to house our distribution center,” said Bob Hoff, Chase Plastics’ Business Process Manager. “We would not be able to accomplish this expansion without the tremendous support from our valued partners, including the City of South Bend, Majority Builders, and Comerica Bank. We look forward to completing this expansion in January 2020.”

About Chase Plastics

Chase Plastic Services, Inc., is a stocking distributor with a portfolio that offers more than 20,000 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. As a top-ten U.S. engineering plastics distributor, Chase Plastics is committed to helping their customers turn resin into reality by Redefining Resin Distribution.®

The Company, formed in 1992, surrounds customers with an industry-leading portfolio of value-added services delivered by skilled sales professionals and dedicated teams of technical process engineers, application development engineers and more – all of whom guide the material selection, application development, and manufacturing processes. The Company’s unmatched level of dedicated support, together with blending, repacking, inventory management and logistics services via a network of distribution and sales locations throughout North and Central America, is singularly focused on helping customers boost efficiencies and profitability.

Based in Clarkston, Michigan, Chase Plastics was founded by Kevin and Carole Chase, who serve as the Company’s President and Vice President, respectively. Learn more about Chase Plastics and its commitment to providing outrageous customer service at http://www.chaseplastics.com

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