Chase Doors is at the IACSC Conference!

Chase Doors is excited to be at IACSC 34th annual Conference and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 1978, IACSC, International Association of Cold Storage Contractors, represents contractors and suppliers in the cold storage construction industry. The Expo is dedicated to cold storage construction, design, and maintenance. The event will feature opportunities to discuss and learn about the latest trends, regulations and technologies impacting the cold storage industry.

From walk-in coolers to industrial warehouse applications, Chase ColdGuard cooler doors and freezer doors combine the latest technology, premium materials and design features to meet the demanding requirements of the cold storage industry. Available in sliding, vertical lift, swing infitting and overlap doors, all ColdGuard doors are constructed using fiberglass reinforced pultrusions, creating a highly durable perimeter framework. Corners have internal steel reinforcements. Cold storage door panels are foamed-in-place with CFC-Free polyurethane insulation. All hardware mounting points have internal UHMW blocking, eliminating organic materials in the door panel. This design results in an incredibly strong panels with high impact resistance and light weight, insuring years of worry free service. Plus, ColdGuard doors comes standard with high quality hardware and stainless steel fasteners to ensure a longer door life and minimal maintenance. This truly remarkable door is backed with a five year warranty!


To learn more about Chase ColdGuard cold storage doors visit our website at or call us at 800.543.4455.


Chase Doors is Proud to be at this year’s ISPE Annual Meeting

Chase Doors is excited to be at ISPE’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. The ISPE, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is a not-for-profit organization for professionals engaged in producing quality medicines and pharmaceutical delivery devices throughout the product lifecycle. The ISPE annual meeting showcases the latest technology and innovative solutions designed for the Pharmaceutical Industry.

With over 100 years in the Industrial door market, Chase Doors has developed the most comprehensive line of doors for pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities including the following:

  • Single and Bi-Parting Sliding Process Room Doors
  • Single and Bi-Parting Sliding Fire Door Systems – Up to 4 Hour Label
  • Double Acting Traffic Doors
  • Corrosion Resistant Single Acting Door Systems
  • Fiberglass Door Systems
  • Stainless Steel Door Systems


Chase Doors offers superior design and engineering processes which enhance the functionality, durability, and life of its products. Our products are custom manufactured to meet your specific need. Our team of in-house engineers and customer service professionals work with you every step of the way throughout the order process to ensure accuracy before sending the door to production. A seasoned production team, including experienced craftspeople are cross trained to perform a variety of duties ensuring that Chase can meet customer demand with minimal disruption. Chase’s production facility is supported by a vertically integrated manufacturing operation including CNC stamping, metal bending and shearing stations, a welding station, track and operator sub-assembly station and final assembly operation with final quality assurance procedures.

Chase Doors is leading the way in innovation and engineering and with the bar raised very high. Let us prove to you why we are your only choice when it comes to custom manufactured doors for the pharmaceutical industry. Call us today at 800-543.4455.

Chasing a Cure for HLH

The Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation hosted a 700 mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for a relatively new and rare immune disorder known as HLH. The trip, 700 Miles to Hope, was divided into 7 sections where participants would ride from one city to another over a span of 7 days. Starting in Natchez, Mississippi and riding all the way to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mike Hegner, was one of those participants.

Each day the ride was dedicated to a patient who is currently battling HLH. The second leg of the 700 mile ride was dedicated to a little boy named Bogdon. A strong and smart young man, Bogdon was determined to participate, so he figured out a way that he could. He peddled an exercise bike from his hospital bed to be part of the team! Bogdon said he pedaled 100 times forward, and 100 times backwards since the riders rode over 100 miles for him.

We’re very proud of our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for demonstrating a great deal of strength, determination and compassion by participating in this event. With many elevation changes, Mother Nature and fatigue setting in, the ride was definitely challenging, but totally worth it! The participants of the 700 Miles to Hope ride were able to raise more than $335,000 for HLH research. Thank you all for your selfless acts of kindness in the efforts to raise awareness for HLH.

The 700 mile journey will end today as participants arrive at their final destination in Cincinnati, but the journey to find a cure for HLH still remains. Learn more about the 700 Miles to Hope bike ride, HLH and the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation here:

700 Miles to Hope Bike Ride

700 Miles to Hope Bike Ride


BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2014 – Audax Group announced it has acquired Chase Industries, Inc. (“Chase Doors”) from Sentinel Capital Partners. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chase is a leading manufacturer and distributor of customized doors, including traffic, corrosion resistant, PVC, strip, cold storage, fire, and sliding doors. Founded in 1932, Chase Doors offers superior design and engineering processes, as well supporting the development of green product innovations. Chase Doors’ family of brands includes Chase™, Chem-Pruf™, ColdGuard™, Econo Max™, Eliason™, Fib-R-Dor™, Saino™, and Simon™.

Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Co-CEO of Audax Group, said “Chase Doors is a manufacturer of customized doors with an unparalleled reputation in the market. We look forward to partnering with Jeffrey Stark and the rest of the Chase team to grow the business organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions.”

Jeffrey Stark, CEO of Chase Doors, said “We are excited to have Audax as our new partner. The firm’s track record of sourcing and integrating add-on acquisitions will enhance our ability to grow, while continuing to build on our brand’s reputation of market-leading quality and value.”

Houlihan Lokey and Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Chase. Ropes & Gray LLP and Fredrikson & Byron P.A. served as counsel to Audax Group. Golub Capital provided financing for the transaction.


Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading investor in lower-middle market companies.  With offices in Boston, New York and Menlo Park, Audax has over $6 billion in assets under management in its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses.  For more information visit the Audax Group website

Why Use a Strip Door?

Chances are if you ever been around a beer cooler or a walk-in freezer you have probably noticed strip curtains or strip doors–the clear vinyl strips hanging in the doorway. Strip doors are often used as a low-end” solution where a practical, reliable, economical barrier is required.  Why you ask? Because strip doors are a simple solution to reduce unwanted infiltration, add comfort to your employees’ work environment and increase productivity. When used on a loading dock, they provide protection against noise, wind, dust, pollution and contaminates. They can also be used to provide barriers around equipment, to partition large warehouse areas into different areas, and to separate industrial activities such welding. When used in conjunction with cooler and freezer doors, strip doors are a cost-effective solution for saving energy, maintaining temperature and reducing condensation and icing problems inside coolers and freezers.

Chase Doors offers the widest selection of strip doors on the market and is one of only three companies in the U.S. to extrude the clear vinyl strip material used in the fabrication of strip doors. Plus, Chase engineers have developed unique hardware mounting bracket systems that provide solutions to hundreds of simple or challenging problems. Chase’s mounting hardware systems have been tested to ensure fast installation and long-term performance in hundreds of special one-of-a-kind applications, regardless of traffic flow, floor plan, door structure or environment. Whether your strip door from Chase requires special moving hardware like a trolley mount or a gate hinge or simply hangs on a wall or a door jamb, Chase Doors customer service representatives, engineers and R&D staff can draw from our wide array of proven mounting hardware options or create a custom design to satisfy your specific application.

Be sure to check out our newly designed Strip Door brochure for more information or call us toll free at 800.543.4455.Econo Max Strip Doors

Did You Know Chase Doors Sells Insulated Curtain Walls?

DuraSpan Insulated Curtain

DuraSpan Insulated Curtain

Not only does Chase sell industrial curtains, but we also manufacturer and sell insulated curtain walls. The DuraSpan insulated curtain wall is the perfect solution for refrigerated areas, food processing facilities, walk-in coolers and freezers, distribution centers or any other area that requires a barrier for temperature control. Like the DuraSpan industrial curtain the DuraSpan insulated curtains can be easily moved, are customizable and are 1/3 the cost of a permanent wall.

Chase Doors offers superior design and engineering processes which enhance the functionality, durability and life of its products. All DuraSpan curtains are custom manufactured for your specific application. DuraSpan wall curtains are available as a single straight curtain, curved curtains, curtains with multiple sides, or modular enclosures. Units can be equipped with built-in strip curtains, or can incorporate door systems mounted to tube steel frames. Chase’s team of in-house engineers and customer service professionals will work with you throughout the order process to design a system that meets your specific requirements. All DuraSpan wall systems are manufactured to the highest quality standards for maximum performance and durability. Plus they can be installed in a fraction of the time it would take to create a frame wall, saving you more time and money!

For more information on the DuraSpan Insulated Curtains visit our website at or call us toll free at 800.543.4455

Saying Farewell to Another Retiring Chase Employee!

Tim's Retirement

In 1974, Tim McGrath started working with Chase Doors and has been with the company ever since. He has been a valued member of our production team through the years and has always been proud of his company and the products he produces. Hard working is a great term to describe Tim; he has always been a very determined worker and production team employee. After talking to Tim, he is anxious to see what this next chapter holds for him. Tim has been with Chase for 39 years and has contributed greatly to our production facility as a Flexible Door Technician.

When talking to Tim, I asked to hear his favorite memory while working for Chase. He told me that before he worked for Chase he was in the food industry and really enjoyed the transition into his job with Chase. The switch over to the new setting was very welcoming and proved beneficial. Tim enjoyed working with people that were easy to communicate with and he would always strive to make his boss proud. Producing a great product was very important to Tim and the manufacturing process was one of the things he found most enjoyable. Tim has seen a great number of changes during his time at Chase. He stated that there has been a significant increase of the products produced and that the knowledge base has expanded along with the product line. His favorite addition to the door line is the DuraShield bug door.

When I asked Tim if he remembers his first day at Chase, he told me it was a shift of putting together hardware. He spent the time getting to know the place and working diligently with his hands. Tim was able to remember all the good memories he has had with his coworkers and will miss spending time with his friends here at Chase, of course we will miss spending time with him as well.

Tim would like to be remembered by his fellow employees as being a hard worker. Tim has always been dedicated to his job and has placed great emphasis on producing quality products. If he could leave any words of advice to the new employees, it would be to not waste time when working and always be open to sharing new ideas that could prove beneficial to the company.

Upon retirement, Tim is looking forward to relaxing, but being the dedicated and proud worker he is, also completing some work around the house. We wish Tim the very best and thank him for all the great work and years of service here at Chase Doors!

Tropical Storm Arthur – Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

As the Fourth of July weekend nears, the Atlantic hurricane season’s first named storm, Arthur, was slowly strengthening off Florida’s coast early Wednesday.

As of 5:00 am EST time Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Storm Arthur was located about 90 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Forecasters predict Arthur will is likely to stay just offshore, passing northeastern Florida Wednesday night and moving parallel to the southeastern U.S. coast, becoming a hurricane by Thursday. Currently, maximum sustained winds were recorded at 60 mph. and it has been noted that the storm has picked up speed and is currently moving north at 6 mph.

In 2011, Florida building codes were dramatically increased to include:

  • New ultimate wind speed maps (there used to be one, now there are three)
  • New allowable stress design and load combinations, which use the higher wind speeds previously mentioned
  • Changes to wind-borne debris territories and
  • A new exposure level—Exposure D.

For us in the door industry, this means higher testing standards for our outside-facing doors as wind speeds for inland and coastal regions that used to range from 90 to 150 mph now range from 105 to 200 mph.

Hurricane Season

Fib-R-Max, Fib-R-Dor and Fib-R-Lite can meet this hurricane-force change in the industry. All three doors have received the Florida Building Code (FBC) approval for installation in high velocity wind zones. All three doors meet and exceed the standards set forth for large missile impact (ASTM-E1886/1996 missile level D), both positive and negative cycle pressure and wind load. Fib-R-Max has also received Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) approval for installation in high wind coastal areas.

For more information visit our fiberglass door line website at or call us at 800.342.7367.



Keep the Birds and Bugs Out and Let the Warm Summer Breeze Blow In

It’s that time of year again—the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the bugs are driving us crazy! If you’re battling the army of flies and stink bugs or birds and rodents that come in through your open warehouse doors every summer, look no farther than Chase’s DuraShield Bird Screens and Bug Screens.

The DuraShield bird and bug screen doors are cost effective options that allow sunlight and a fresh breeze into the area, but keep the pests and bugs out. Wouldn’t life be easier to get a DuraShield product before the birds begin to nest in your warehouse and before the bugs get in?

In addition, your employees will enjoy working in an area where they can feel the breeze and natural sunshine, especially now that the weather is so nice. DuraShield screen doors encourage productivity from employees and discourage unwanted pedestrian traffic.

Chase has an array of bug, bird, wire, and solid vinyl screen doors available to suit your specific requirements. Learn more with our new DuraShield brochure (click on the image below) and have a great summer!


Chase Doors is Cutting Edge with 3D Printing

In today’s business, technology is constantly improving and raising the bar. We now live in an age where technology is taking over everyday life. The days of old manufacturing are over and new methods of operation are sweeping in, replacing the long traditions of modern business. Costly, yes, but also effective in setting itself apart in the industry. There is one new use of technology known as 3D printing that is taking over how businesses are able to construct a product. This innovation is sweeping the globe and catching on quick with top manufacturing companies.

3D printing is essentially the process of taking an image of a product or item, making it third dimensional on a computer using a design software and then sending that to a printer that will construct the item layer by layer. The labor is nonexistent! The layers will continue to fall on one another until the finished product is constructed. It can be a timely process but the final product will represent an impressive visual to work off of. More people will catch up with this innovation and find out that this new piece of technology is the future and is here to make our lives much easier. Here at Chase Doors we have successfully used this process to produce the prototype for our new strip door bracket, the Fast-Mount.

Just like Chase Doors, many companies are currently utilizing the 3D printed technology to better their business and grow with innovation. Companies such as General Electric, Boeing, and Ford are using 3D printers to expand the product line and produce needed parts at a much more efficient level. This has shown to cut long-term costs and provide time saving material that can help businesses grow. Overall, 3D printing will serve as the future of business technology. Being a more efficient and innovative way to manufacture, this new process will be the talk of tomorrow!

Chase Doors 3D Printer

For more information contact Chase Doors at 800.543.4455