Best Places to Work 2024: No. 7 Supplier: Chase Plastic Services Inc.

April 15, 2024

Chase Plastic Services Inc.’s core values of high expectations, independence, teamwork,execution and character all surround its “outrageous customer service.” The values are demonstrated daily in the work the team does to service its customers and suppliers, in how it does that work collaboratively with other members and departments, and in how it goes the extra mile to create satisfaction for all.
“Executing our work honestly, ethically and effectively creates an environment that produces happy team members and successful relationships in and outside of the organization,” the Clarkston, Mich.-based company said in its Best Places to Work survey.

Chase Plastics said its staff has “a camaraderie and caring for one another that is hard to find.””It creates an environment where all are respected, they have fun with one another, work hard for each other and are invested to be successful together,” the company said. “We believe in doing the best for our team in all aspects, from our compensation and benefits, providing growth and development, promoting from within as a first choice and recruiting team members that add to our culture.”

The company defines its workplace culture as “family-oriented” and one where employees are its No. 1 asset, “dedicated to providing outrageous service to our valued customers and suppliers.”

Raving recognition

That hard work does not go unnoticed.

Chase Plastics’ Raving Fans recognition channel on Microsoft Teams highlights nominated team members who go above and beyond for others. Nominee names go into a drawing for gift cards. Management awards ranging from $250 to $2,500 acknowledge special achievements and are presented during company huddles.

For employees with health savings account medical plans, Chase Plastics contributes $500 for employees, $750 for employees plus one, or $1,000 for the family level. It also covers employee life insurance up to $50,000 at 100 percent and offers an additional buy-up.

Fun activities and team-bonding events include hands-on cooking classes with a chef,baseball outings and Small Business Friday for holiday shopping.

Chase Plastics also emphasizes giving back to the community. Team members can participate in community service during normal business hours without losing pay or deducting vacation time. The company hosts drives for items in need, matches employees’ charitable donations and provides opportunities for the team to engage in local health or human service initiatives.

Professional development programs and trainings include job shadowing, cross-training, mentoring, workshops, courses and classes. “We cover the cost of certifications related to their position, formal mentor programs, leadership training courses, classes related to their role such as negotiation or sales courses,” the company added.

Skilled, dedicated professionals

Founded in 1992, Chase Plastics describes itself as “a stocking distributor with a portfolio that offers more than 35,000 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers.”

“Chase provides customers with an industry-leading portfolio of value-added services delivered by skilled sales professionals and dedicated teams of technical process
engineers — all of whom guide the material selection, application development and manufacturing processes,” it added.

The company said it is not only a growing specialty and engineering plastics distributor butalso a growing employer of choice.

“We want our team members to enjoy the benefits of working for a company with a great culture and environment. As such, we listen to the feedback our team members provide and make improvements that create a win-win,” it said. “We hope our team members will be raving fans of Chase Plastics as much as [our] customers are raving fans of the outrageous service they provide.”

This is Chase Plastics’ fifth time being named to Plastics News‘ Best Places to Work list.

“Being named a Best Place to Work is confirmation that we have successfully connected with our team members and have created an environment where they can thrive,” the company said. “Their success leads to company growth, being able to grow our team and expand in our industry.”