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Chase deals winning hand with Giving Card campaign

Resin distributor Chase Plastics is kicking off the holiday season with the return of its Giving Card campaign.

The program recognizes and awards selected charitable organizations nominated by customers and suppliers of Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories of giving. Chase will then select the most compelling submission and award a $2,000 gift to the chosen entrant’s favorite charity.

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Ascend boosting production of nylon 6/6 resins, feedstocks

Friedrichshafen, Germany — Ascend Performance Materials LLC plans to add capacity for multiple products, including nylon 6/6 resins. Houston-based Ascend first will add capacity for adiponitrile feedstock at its plant in Decatur, Ala., said Scott Rook, nylon commercial operations vice president, in an interview at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen.  He declined to provide details of the expansion but said that the project will create new jobs and “will meet [Ascend’s] needs.”

Rook estimated that the global nylon 6/6 market will need an estimated 385 million pounds of annual adiponitrile capacity in the next five years. “Capacity is very tight in the industry,” he said.

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Chase Plastics appoints Merkle as Automotive Business Development Manager

CLARKSTON, Mich., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Furthering their commitment to the automotive segment, Chase Plastics announced the appointment of Jason Merkle to Automotive Business Development Manager.

The newly created position was developed exclusively to support customer needs through supplemental technical expertise and an extraordinarily high level of service that has become synonymous with the Chase Plastics name. Working directly with automotive OEMs, Tiers and Processors, Jason will be key in helping them determine material, process and technical solutions in collaboration with both supplier partners and Chase Technical Application Engineers. He declined to provide details of the expansion but said that the project will create new jobs and “will meet [Ascend’s] needs.”

Rook estimated that the global nylon 6/6 market will need an estimated 385 million pounds of annual adiponitrile capacity in the next five years. “Capacity is very tight in the industry,” he said.

 

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Chase Plastics celebrates 25 years of outrageous customer service

Clarkston, Mich., June 6, 2017 – As businesses evolve and industry mergers occur, milestone anniversaries can be a rare occasion – however, this isn’t the case for Chase Plastics. This June, Chase Plastics commemorated 25 years of success, partnerships and outrageous customer service — all factors that helped the Company redefine resin distribution over the past two decades.

At a celebratory event at Michigan’s premiere resort, The Amway Grand Hotel, Chase team members gathered June 2nd-5th to celebrate the Company’s storied history and bright future as a top-ten leader in the industry: an achievement that Chase Plastics’ CEO, Kevin Chase attributed directly to relationships built from providing exceptional customer service. “Our hallmark ‘outrageous service’ has helped to shape this company. It, along with our culture, has been the foundation for our partnerships and the cornerstone of our success.” In 1992, Kevin and Carole Chase set out with a $2,500 investment and a mission that still stands today: to fill a need for plastic processors with quality specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics for small- to medium-sized applications with phenomenal customer service.

Named as Plastics News’ #1 Best Places to Work in 2016, it’s evident that Chase invests in, and values, their 122 employees, or as they like to call them, their “#1 Asset.” “Our team is the best in the industry. They’re passionate about serving our customers,” said Human Resources Director, Gustina Sell. “And we’re passionate about equipping them with resources that empower them and promoting from within.”

Over the course of the three-day anniversary celebrations on the tail end of their International Sales Meeting, the emphasis on service and teamwork remained in the forefront. Team building exercises included mixology competitions at the Grand Rapids Market, outdoor activities at the Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park and John Ball Zoo, and an excursion to the Frederick Meijer Gardens. Topping off the event, distinguished guests and employees enjoyed the grand Anniversary Gala dinner followed by live entertainment from Detroit-based country singer Gary Garris.

About Chase Plastics
Chase Plastics is a stocking distributor of more than 6,400 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. Ranked as one of the top 10 engineering U.S. plastics distributors, Chase Plastics is Redefining Resin Distribution ® with an approach to business that puts customer needs first.

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 and 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 was founded by Kevin and Carole Chase, who serve as the Company’s president and vice president, respectively. Learn more about Chase and its commitment to providing outrageous customer service at ChasePlastics.com

Resin execs talk heroes, from Silent Cal to the ‘great communicator’

History was in the air last week at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

Speakers and panelists were asked to identify their favorite historical figures. The members of the resin distribution panel that I had the honor of moderating made some great choices, but time limits at the event required me to shorten their explanations of why they made their choices.

So let’s give them the chance to more fully explain…

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