Chase Plastic Services is not only growing its staff but its home office in Clarkston, too.
The 20-year-old thermoplastic distributor has hired a dozen people over the last year, expanding its staff to 85 people and a couple of interns. The company has six openings now for sales people and engineers, and expects to continue hiring at a similar pace for the rest of this year.
Chase Plastic Services also recently finished the first phase of an expansion of its headquarters. The additional 2,000 square feet will house its application and technical development department. The second phase of that expansion is set to begin later this year. That will consist of an expanded, state-of-the-art customer service center, as well as an employee training center and conference room.
Driving all this growth is an expanding bottom line for Chase Plastic Services. Its revenue is up 22 percent over the last year and a similar growth trajectory is projected for 2012. “We have basically doubled the business in two years,” says Kevin Chase, president of Chase Plastic Services.
Chase Plastic Services is a distributor of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics. Chase expects to continue adding sales staff to his team to continue adding new clients and growing the company’s revenue.
Source: Kevin Chase, president of Chase Plastic Services
Writer: Jon Zemke
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