2022 Chase Plastics Giving Card Campaign winners announced

Chase Plastics has awarded donations totaling $10,000 to four different charities as part of their annual Chase Plastics Giving Card Campaign. Now in its seventh year, the much-anticipated campaign is awarding $2,500 to four winning charities. This year’s winners were all nominated by customers of Chase Plastics. They include:

Twenty-Two Until None: This nonprofit is focused on ending suicide in the veteran and military community by providing emergency financial assistance, benefits advocacy and referrals to necessary resources and peer support. https://www.22untilnone.org/home

Benjamin’s Hope: Benjamin’s Hope is a non-profit leader in creating innovative options for adults affected by autism and developmental disability, ensuring individuals of every ability can live, learn, play and worship in the ways that fit them best. https://www.benjaminshope.net/

K9s for Warriors: Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery. https://k9sforwarriors.org/

Tails of Hope: Tails of Hope provides service dog training for disabled individuals, special needs children, wounded veterans, and first responders. They also provide hope, fellowship, and a lifetime of support and resources for individuals and families that need it most. https://tailsofhope.com/

The Chase Giving Campaign started in 2016 to highlight charities that Chase Plastics’ customers and suppliers were most passionate about. Their generosity has not only led to a total of $47,000 being donated to charities across the country through the campaign, but
it has also perpetuated the spirit of giving — something in which Chase Plastics strongly believes. Chase Plastics has made it an initiative to encourage volunteerism and increase awareness of charitable organizations by spotlighting various nominated charities on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages throughout the campaign. As a result, they hope to inspire others to donate time or money to the featured charities or use them as a resource themselves.

This year, the Chase Plastics Giving Card received a record number of nominations and used its social media channels to spotlight several charities. The added exposure of some lesser-known charities was met with appreciation from those who had submitted. “Every year, I’m blown away by the generosity of the plastics industry, our customers, and suppliers” said Chase Plastics’ President, Kevin Chase. “It’s an honor to support these organizations that do so much.”

Past winners include: Rising Stars Academy (Center Line, MI), Penrickton Center for Blind Children (Taylor, MI), Battin Farms Equine & Soldier Sanctuary (Olivet, MI), See Me Home – Senior Dog Sanctuary (Sturgis, MI), Party for a Purpose (Monticello, MN), LifeCenter Northwest (Bellevue, WA), Children’s Oncology Group Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), Home of the Innocents (Louisville, KY), Malachi House Hospice (Cleveland, OH), Gleaners Community Food Bank (Detroit, MI), Operation Underground Railroad (Anaheim, CA), Thumb Area Helping Hands (Bad Axe, MI), Folds of Honor (Owasso, OK), Hero Dogs, Inc. (Brookeville, MD), Because There Is Hope (Spokane, WA), Toms River Field of Dreams (Township of Toms River, NJ), Agape Safe Haven (Longmont, CO), Paws With a Cause (Wayland, MI) and Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (Akron, OH).

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Chase gives back with funds, volunteer hours

FRANK ESPOSITO
Plastics News
Senior Staff Reporter
December 13, 2022

Materials distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. is doing its part to spread holiday cheer.

Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase wrapped up its annual Giving Card campaign on Dec. 13. Nominations opened in early November and will be selected on Dec. 21. Those chosen each will receive a $1,000 donation from Chase.

More than 500 charities have been nominated since Chase started the program in 2016, with almost $40,000 distributed.

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Chase Plastics partners with global thermoplastic elastomer company Elastron

Chase Plastics announced today the formation of a new supplier partnership with global thermoplastic elastomer company Elastron. Effective December 1, 2022, Chase Plastics will distribute the Elastron V product portfolio of thermoplastic vulcanizates.  “We are thrilled about our new Elastron partnership and the customer-focused synergies that our two companies share,” said Chase Plastics’ President, Adam Paulson.  “Our core values are aligned with a passion for customer satisfaction and delivering outrageous service.  As a leading North American distributor of thermoplastic elastomers, the Elastron V comprehensive product line rounds out our extensive TPE product offering with a high-quality thermoplastic vulcanizate.”

Headquartered in Gebze, Turkey, with offices around the world, Elastron serves the North American market from its production facility in Gainesville, GA.  Elastron General Manager for the US Operation, Dr. Zev Gurion, spoke of the company’s new relationship with Chase Plastics.  “We are very excited to cooperate with Chase Plastics as our new distributor for our Elastron V product line.  Our excellent quality and customer focus will match well with Chase Plastics’ outstanding distribution system and best-in-class customer service, and we expect that the strong synergy between our companies will result in very strong growth.”

Elastron V is a cross-linked EPDM-based thermoplastic elastomer vulcanizates.  Elastron V (TPV) grades have excellent mechanical properties, quality sustainability, flexibility, and low compression set.  They are used in several market segments, including automotive, medical, consumer, construction, and other industrial applications.

About Elastron TPE

Elastron USA was formed in 2010 and started production in 2018, in Gainesville, Georgia.  Elastron USA serves the North American market with warehouses in the East and the West Coasts.  It’s parent company, Elastron, is a global supplier of thermoplastic elastomers.  It is one of the premier thermoplastic elastomers suppliers in Europe and does business in over 55 countries.

Elastron’s main production facility in Gebze, Turkey, is at the intersection of the East and the West.  Elastron has offices in China, Taiwan, and Japan for the Asia Pacific market.  It also uses a Germany office to provide solutions to the European market.

Since 1980, Elastron provides TPE solutions to its global business partners in different sectors and supports them in preparing products that touch daily life and takes pride in providing industry leading customer service and support.

With TPV, SEBS and SBS based series; Elastron TPE is the key player in automotive, consumer goods, construction, medical and industrial applications from beginning to the end.  Elastron R&D center develops customer-oriented and sustainable solutions in addition to its high-quality general product line.  Learn more about Elastron at www.elastron.com

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Chase Plastics sponsors STEM camp this summer by providing catered lunches to STEM camp middle-school students

August 10th, 2022
CATHERINE KAVANAUGH
Staff Writer – Plastics News

STEM camps focus on ‘molding kids for success’

Greensboro, N.C.-based Core Technology Molding Corp. is hosting STEM camps for middle-school children with a wide look at what it takes to produce injection molded parts for the pharmaceutical and automotive markets.

Called Molding Kids for Success, the weeklong camp presents some unique STEM subjects for fifth- through eighth-graders, including materials, additives, 3D printing, clean room molding, supply chain management and technical writing. The heady topics are presented in fun, hands-on ways using bouncing polyurethane balls, nylon string and polyethylene golf tees with recycled content from the mesh fencing of a Dow Inc. charity golf event.

The goal is to introduce students to the plastics industry at young ages — in this case, 11- to 14-year-olds — so manufacturing will be among their early career considerations, according to Core Technology CEO and President Geoff Foster.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Outrageous Customer Service

Thirty years ago, a dream born out of the desire to provide outrageous service to small and medium-sized American processors became a reality when Chase Plastic Services, Inc. was formed. After tirelessly working for a large plastics company, I saw firsthand how customers were treated based on profit and how employees were treated as a number. I knew I would do it differently if given the opportunity. After many discussions with my wife, Carole, about what we envisioned “Chase Plastics” purpose, ideology, and core values would look like, the day came to take the leap.

With little more than a $2,500 investment in our pocket, one supplier, and our Business Plan, Chase Plastics was formed on May 4, 1992, with Carole as employee #1 to establish the inner workings and me as employee #2 to start selling. Our goal then – and now – was to do what the big distributors could not and would not do: provide quality specialty, engineering, and commodity thermoplastics for small- to medium-sized applications through outrageous customer service.
Today, 30 years later, providing outrageous customer service is more than a value; it’s instilled in our DNA and inherent in everything we do. Just like the day we started, we are committed to providing our North American customers and suppliers:

· Responsive solutions that aren’t delayed by red tape or inaction
· A partnership based on a genuine understanding of your business, needs, and goals
· Dedicated people, tools, and resources to help you succeed and thrive
· Delivering premium valued products and services on-time and defect-free
· Total customer and supplier satisfaction

As we celebrate this accomplishment, we are humbled and grateful for the many contributions our valued employees, customers, and suppliers have made to the company’s success. Thank you for the memories, friendships, and partnerships we have made over the past 30 years and for allowing us to be part of your success.

Kevin Chase, CEO

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Chase Plastics named #8 in Suppliers Category on Plastics News Best Places to Work for 2022

Plastics News
Jordan Vitick
Special Projects Editor

The top 22 plastics companies have been named for 2022, and Plastic Components Inc. and Conventus Polymers have taken the top spots in the processors and suppliers categories, respectively. The full list was announced March 23 at Plastics News‘ Executive Forum awards ceremony in Naples.

Plastic Components has made the Best Places to Work list every year since 2014. PCI is an injection molder in Germantown, Wis., that delivers mission-critical engineered thermoplastic components for the plumbing, appliance, automotive and construction industries. It was ahead of the general public in supplying personal protective equipment during the pandemic and supplied others in the industry with masks and hand sanitizer.

This is Conventus Polymers’ first appearance on the list. Conventus is a resin distributor in Parsippany, N.J., that emphasizes mental health and diversity and inclusion. It also pays 100 percent of medical, dental and vision premiums for employees.

All 22 companies will be profiled in the April 25 issue of PN. The Best Places to Work list in order, by category:

Processors

  1. Plastic Components Inc., an injection molder in Germantown, Wis.
  2. Imflux, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble with a low-constant-pressure injection molding technology in Hamilton, Ohio.
  3. MTD Micro Molding, a precision micromolder in Charlton, Mass.
  4. Team 1 Plastics, an injection molder for the transportation industry in Albion, Mich.
  5. KI Industries Inc., a supplier of decorative products for more than 50 years in Berkeley, Ill.
  6. Dymotek Corp., a plastic and liquid silicone rubber molder in Ellington, Conn.
  7. Diversified Plastics, an injection molder and 3D printer in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  8. Currier Plastics Inc., a custom injection and blow molder in Auburn, N.Y.
  9. Redline Plastics, a rotational molder and vacuum former in Manitowoc, Wis.
  10. Pacific Plastics Injection Molding, an injection molder in Vista, Calif.
Suppliers
  1. Conventus Polymers, a resin distributor in Parsippany, N.J.
  2. Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas, a purging compound supplier in Parsippany, N.J.
  3. ALPS Inspection, a maker of in-line leak testing equipment in Harrison, Ohio.
  4. US Extruders, a manufacturer of custom single-screw extruders in Westerly, R.I.
  5. ePlastics, a sheet distributor and fabricator in San Diego.
  6. Hasco America Inc., a supplier of standard mold components and hot runners in Fletcher, N.C.
  7. M. Holland Co., family-run resin distributor in Northbook, Ill.
  8. Chase Plastic Services Inc., a resin distributor in Clarkston, Mich.
  9. PureCycle Technologies Inc., a polypropylene recycler in Orlando, Fla.
  10. Jamplast Inc., a resin distributor in Ellisville, Mo.
  11. International Plastics, a film extruder and converter in Greenville, S.C.
  12. West Michigan Compounding LLC, a custom compounder and post-industrial recycler in Greenville, Mich.

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Chase Plastics named on Plastics News Best Places to Work list for 2022

Twenty-two companies have been named to Plastics News‘ ninth annual Best Places to Work list.

The rankings will be announced at an awards ceremony during PN‘s Executive Forum on March 23 in Naples, Fla.

Profiles of all Best Places companies will be featured in the April 25 issue of PN.

The 2022 list separates processors and suppliers. For a company to be considered eligible, it must have a facility in the United States or Canada with a minimum of 15 employees, be in business for at least one year and derive at least 50 percent of revenue from plastics-related operations.

Company workplace policies and practices, as well as an internal employee engagement and satisfaction survey, are taken into consideration for the process. The annual survey and awards program is managed by Best Companies Group, a Harrisburg, Pa.-based research firm that has spent more than a decade administrating data and identifying exceptional places to work.

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2021 Chase Plastics Giving Card Campaign winners announced

Chase Plastics is awarding donations totaling $10,000 to four different charities as part of their annual Chase Plastics Giving Card Campaign. Now in its sixth year, the much-anticipated campaign is awarding a record $2,500 to four winning charities. This year’s winners were all nominated by customers of Chase Plastics. They include:

Rising Stars Academy: A school for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults to belong and develop the necessary skills to participate within the community at their full potential. https://www.rising-stars-academy.org/

Penrickton Center for Blind Children: A unique, private nonprofit agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve. https://penrickton.org/

Photo courtesy of Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Battin Farms Equine & Soldier Sanctuary: A nonprofit horse rescue, first and foremost, with a second aspiration to utilize rescued horses and rehabilitate to provide equine therapy to veterans and active duty military at no cost. www.battinfarms.com

See Me Home – Senior Dog Sanctuary: A nonprofit senior dog sanctuary located in Sturgis, MI that provides a safe haven for senior and special needs dogs. https://www.facebook.com/seemehome

Photos courtesy of See Me Home – Senior Dog Sanctuary

The Chase Giving Campaign started in 2016 as a way to highlight the charities that Chase Plastics’ customers and suppliers were most passionate about. Their generosity has not only led to a total of $37,000 being donated to charities across the country through the campaign, but it has also perpetuated the spirit of giving — something in which Chase Plastics strongly believes. Chase Plastics has made it an initiative to encourage volunteerism and increase awareness of charitable organizations by spotlighting various nominated charities on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages throughout the campaign. As a result, they hope to inspire others to donate time or money to the featured charities or use it as a resource themselves.

This year, the Chase Plastics Giving Card received a record number of nominations and used their social media channels to spotlight several of the nominees. The added exposure of some lesser-known charities was met with appreciation from those who had submitted. “It’s our favorite time of year,” said Chase Plastics’ President, Kevin Chase. “Our company and industry never lose sight of what really matters. We love coming together to make a difference.”

Past winners include: Party for a Purpose (Monticello, MN), LifeCenter Northwest (Bellevue, WA), Children’s Oncology Group Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), Home of the Innocents (Louisville, KY), Malachi House Hospice (Cleveland, OH), Gleaners Community Food Bank (Detroit, MI), Operation Underground Railroad, Thumb Area Helping Hands (Bad Axe, MI), Folds of Honor, Hero Dogs, Inc., Because There Is Hope, Toms River Field of Dreams (Township of Toms River, NJ), Agape Safe Haven (Longmont, CO), Paws With a Cause (Wayland, MI) and Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (Akron, OH).

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Nominate your favorite charity
It’s giving season at Chase Plastics

Plastics News
Rhoda Miel, Assistant Managing Editor

For the sixth year, the resin distributor in Clarkston, Mich., will give out $1,000 gift cards to charitable groups, and it has opened nominations at its website for the program. Chase is accepting nominations from customers, suppliers and even people who are not currently customers.

In addition to the donations, Chase will highlight nominated groups through its social media pages.

“In times of crisis, it’s more important than ever to lend a helping hand to those in need,” the company said.

Nominations are due Dec. 14, and winners will be announced Dec. 22.

 

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Chase Plastics Appoints Kevin Chase CEO and
Adam Paulson President

Chase Plastics Services, Inc. announced today the appointment of Kevin Chase, President of Chase Plastics, to Chief Executive Officer, and Adam Paulson, Vice President of Operations, to the role of President, effective January 1, 2022. The changes reflect a thoughtful and strategic approach to long-term growth and succession planning for the growing organization.

Kevin Chase, co-founder and President of Chase Plastics for 29 years, started the business with his wife and business partner, Carole. From their humble beginnings, they built an organization committed to providing quality specialty, engineering, and commodity thermoplastics for small, medium, and large-sized applications through Outrageous Customer Service.  Today, Chase Plastics is one of the largest plastic resin companies in North America and employs 144 people.

Adam Paulson, a Chase Plastics veteran since 2003 with an impressive sales and operations background, has held the position of Vice President of Operations since 2015. “It is with great pride that we announce the transition of my role to CEO and the promotion of Adam Paulson to President,” said Kevin Chase. “Adam has been an integral part of our success and growth and has embodied our core values and culture of excellence for more than 18 years.  His vision and dedication to our customers, suppliers, employees, culture, and industry made him the natural choice to lead the organization into our second generation of growth.”

“I am blessed to have called Chase Plastics home for nearly half my life,” said Adam Paulson.  “The team’s dedication to our core values and delivering ‘outrageous customer service’ is an inspiration. The commitment of our leadership group to our team, ownership, suppliers, and customer base is extraordinary.  I am humbled and honored to be trusted to lead this dynamic organization and to further Kevin and Carole’s vision and passion for service excellence.”

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