Archive for February, 2012

Chase Plastics Adds Technological Capabilities and Warehouse Value-Added Services

Posted by

CLARKSTON, Mich. Chase Plastic Services, Inc., a leading North American distributor of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics, continues to add warehouse and technological capabilities to offset industry consolidation and provide customers with value-added services once offered by thermoplastics resin producers.

“Following recent mergers and acquisitions, the big have gotten bigger, and many of the value-added services that once differentiated independent distributors from mega-corporations have vanished,” said Kevin Chase, president, Chase Plastics. “As one of North America’s largest remaining independents, and a company that is built on providing outrageous customer service, we have a unique ability to provide flexible, value-added services that have become increasingly rare in the shadow of rampant corporate mergers and acquisitions.”

Chase Plastics stocks more than 6,400 materials at its South Bend, Ind., distribution center and has the ability to fulfill orders of any size. The company caters to small- to medium-sized  applications often overlooked by larger distributors and is able to ship orders from 50-pound samples to 40,000-pound truckloads.

Warehouse services include:

  • In-house blending – leading edge computerized blending equipment optimizes throughput and the warehouse’s ability to expedite materials on time. Blending services are available for orders of any size.
  • Repacking – the ability to repack materials to meet specific quantity needs for a given application, no matter how small or large.
  • Labeling – customized labeling solutions provide electronic barcodes and the capability to place them anywhere on boxes, allowing effective inventory management upon arrival.
  • Next-day delivery – any order received by 5 p.m. will ship the same day. Chase Plastics boasts a 99.2 percent on-time delivery rate and offers overnight delivery in most areas.

In addition to its growing line of warehouse services, Chase Plastics recently began integrating its front-end sales quoting system with Prophet 21®, the company’s inventory and supply chain management software. The result is a seamless technology solution that allows the sales team to more efficiently manage quotes and to access pricing, order history and real-time inventory data in the field via tablets equipped with high-speed Internet access.


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