Chase Plastics announces groundbreaking at site of new distribution center

· Continued growth drives need for additional capacity and capabilities

· Jobs at South Bend facility to increase 108 percent by 2025

· Expanded dock capacity increases efficiency of same-day shipments

CLARKSTON, Michigan, May 6, 2015 — Chase Plastics, a leading stocking distributor of more than 6,400 specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics, announced today that groundbreaking for its new North America centralized distribution center in South Bend, Indiana, will commence on May 15, 2015, following a groundbreaking ceremony on May 13, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. EST. Construction of the new 125,000-square-foot facility, which is projected to be fully operational by December 2015, will begin in June. The new facility will be located at 5245 Dylan Drive in South Bend, Indiana.

The company’s new South Bend facility will feature expanded bulk storage space, doubling of loading dock capacity with enhanced safety along with broader packaging and storage capabilities. The new facility will also have additional technological capabilities by incorporating wireless warehousing for the first time using a high-speed fiber-optic infrastructure that provides lightning-fast data transfer with virtually unlimited bandwidth. These added capabilities, the breadth of carrier terminals in the area and Chase’s desire to keep its existing team of plastics professionals propelled the company’s decision to stay and build in South Bend.

In addition to adding square footage and technological capabilities to better serve its customers’ needs, Chase Plastics plans to add an additional 13 jobs to its South Bend location by 2025 – a 108 percent increase.

“Expanding our distribution operation in South Bend will allow us to continue to enhance our ability to provide outrageous service and the latest shipping cut-off times available while ensuring next-day delivery to our customers,” said Bob Hoff, business process manager, Chase Plastics. “Through this strategic location and the dedication of our team members – the industry’s most insightful supply chain experts – Chase Plastics is well-positioned for continued growth and achieving our collective goal of doubling total revenue between 2013 and 2020.”

Chase Plastics is proud to partner with the following in the building of the new warehouse: Abonmarche Consultants, Inc. (civil engineering), Creative Design Solutions, Inc. (architecture), Holladay Construction (building) and Comerica Bank (financing).