Our Customized Approach


At Chase Machine & Engineering our customized approach to your web handling challenge is simple. We offer new, innovative, common-sense solutions to complex manufacturing requirements. Our five decades of web handling expertise combined with our flexibility in the design process has enabled Chase to develop applications for the nonwovens, paper/film, textile, geotextile, extrusion, filtration, converting, and medical industries.

Our Material Applications Lab is one example of how we demonstrate our commitment to helping customers stay ahead in the market place.  For a fraction of the cost of new production equipment, our experienced staff will assist you in ‘proving a concept’ or developing product samples for benchmark testing and market research.  Chase Engineers will then design the appropriate equipment to meet that need.  Customers have access to ultrasonic bonders, laminators, slitters and rotary drum embossing machines, as well as impulse and hot air sealing equipment to test materials, assembly and processing methods.  Working together with the customer, Chase will deliver production equipment that is newer, faster, more efficient and more reliable for a timely return on your investment.

We continue to invest in our company – our staff, the research and design of new equipment and improvements to existing products by developing processes that are safe, efficient and environmentally friendly.   From start to finish, all designs and manufacturing are produced in-house to ensure confidentiality and quality control.

If you choose to grow your business and make the investment in new equipment or technology, make an informed choice by working with an established, reputable company. Quality products and sustained service/support come at a premium, and customized build-outs take time and resources.  While other companies in our industry are not maintaining inventory like they used to, Chase’s equipment is built to last, and we will be here for decades more to service and support it.

Made In The USA” means something again and in the 54-year history of our company, we’ve never been more optimistic about the future of manufacturing.  Do quality and service matter?  You bet they do! Exceptional customer service has never gone out of style at Chase Machine!  Call us today with your web handling challenges and “Expect to be Impressed”.


Buying on price is almost always a big mistake.

David Roisum, Ph.D explains why.

Buying on price is almost always a big mistake.

David Roisum, Ph.D

Buying on price does not mean that you will get the greatest value. Rather, it guarantees you will not get the greatest value except in the rare case where the cheapest is also the best value. It also guarantees that you will not have the best equipment or even adequate after market support. The cheaper suppliers do not have research or pilot facilities. Therefore, the customer is the guinea pig in the very realest sense of the word. If things go wrong in the field, cheap suppliers will be quick to abandon the project because they have cut profit margins to the bone.

Hard negotiation to cut costs by playing one supplier against the other may also be counter- productive in the short run. You will lose options as more and more suppliers drop out. When pressed, suppliers may do things that are not in the best interest of either party. Examples include taking out recommended spare parts and training to get the quote down. Those suppliers that survive the negotiation process will remember the bitterness of the selling process and how little margin they have.

Hard negotiation is also counterproductive in the long run, a view not considered by the myopic focus of business. The suppliers are the greatest source of information and innovation in our industry. If you do not support them by allowing them adequate profit, they may not be around
to help you in the future. This is not merely industrial charity, this has practical consequence, especially in the recent decade where suppliers have reorganized, merged and gone out of
business. Every one of these business events means loss of information and resource for every company in that industry.

Reprinted courtesy of Dr. David Roisum, blogmaster of AIMCAL’s Web Handling and Converting Blog.