A May 13 groundbreaking ceremony in South Bend, Ind., marked the start of a new era of growth for resin distributor Chase Plastics.
Construction will begin May 15 on a new 125,000-square-foot distribution center in South Bend. The facility will have expanded bulk storage space, doubled loading dock capacity with enhanced safety and broader packaging and storage capabilities, officials with Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase said in a recent news release.
Chase is spending $5.4 million on the new center. The firm has been leasing a 90,000-square-foot warehouse in South Bend for more than 20 years.
The new building will use wireless warehousing for the first time, with a high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure, they added. The facility will allow Chase to create 13 new jobs by 2025 — more than double the site's current total.
The expansion “will allow us to continue to enhance our ability to provide outrageous service and the latest shipping cut-off times, while ensuring next-day delivery to our customers,” business process manager Bob Hoff said in the release.
Chase was founded in 1992 and now distributes more than 6,400 grades of resins and compounds from more than 30 suppliers.