The Connection Magazine AIM MUTUAL Fall 2019 - Page 28

POLICYHOLDER SPOTLIGHT CHASE CORPORATION MEETS GLOBAL DEMANDS WITH INNOVATION WORLD WAR II had just ended, and Chase Corporation’s founders saw an opportunity. A baby boom was under way, and America would need rubber pants to cover cloth diapers for all those newborns. That opportunity paid off. And 73 years later, Chase Corporation is still anticipating and meeting market demand with the same remarkable success. Today Chase Corporation has grown to be a global specialty chemicals company and leading manufacturer of protective materials for high-reliability applications. Its market sectors are diverse, ranging from medical, military, and aerospace to automotive, construction, environmental, and more. Based in Westwood, Massachusetts, the company employs nearly 800 people. Chase Corporation continues to grow and strengthen its business by utilizing a related diversification strategy, combining organic growth initiatives with strategic acquisitions. 28 Adam Chase, president and CEO, and Paula Eckel, vice president of human resources, discuss the company’s mission and values, and how workplace safety remains paramount. Q: Chase Corporation has been in business since 1946. What differentiates you as a manufacturer and employer? A: We are in a unique position of having started as a family-run private business, growing through innovation and