Chase Doors is the world's oldest, largest, and most progressive manufacturer of specialty doors. Chase Industries, Inc., founded by Chase Blum in 1932, began its operation as an insulated walk-in cooler and specialty refrigeration equipment manufacturer. Shortly after, Chase pioneered the original flexible AirGard™ Door with its unique top-mounted-only gravity hinging system. That door is still on the job today in food processing, industrial manufacturing and retail stores. Since then, Chase has expanded its line of doors to include fiberglass doors, corrosion resistant doors, pharmaceutical doors, double acting impact traffic doors, strip curtains, pvc vinyl rolls, cold storage door, sliding fire doors, sliding service doors, bug screen doors, vinyl roll-up and sliding doors, industrial curtains, and air doors.
In 1986, Chase Industries acquired Durus Industries, manufacturer of Durulite® Doors. Durulite Doors were the world's first rotationally molded cross-linked polyethylene door and to date over 450,000 panels are in use. Seven years later, in 1993, Chase acquired Saino Manufacturing, producer of Sliding Fire and Service Doors. Since 1899 Saino has been the recognized leader in the sliding fire door industry. In 1905, Saino invented the world's first corrugated steel fire door. More than a century later, Saino is still producing the best performing fire doors available. In 1997, Chase acquired Econo Max Manufacturing. Not only did this acquisition allow Chase to expand our line of traffic doors, but also gave us the opportunity to extrude our own flexible PVC strip material. In 2007, Chase acquired Staples & Stevens. The addition of Staples & Stevens cold storage doors to Chases' existing door line allows Chase to provide a complete package of complimentary products to cold storage contractors, distributors, dealers, box manufacturers and end users in both the industrial and retail markets. Also, in 2007 Chase opened a sales and manufacturing office in China to service the Asian market. Then, in 2009, Chase acquired Fib-R-Dor™, a manufacturing company that specializes in beautiful gel coated fiberglass doors. Fib-R-Dor introduced themselves into the heavy corrosive environment of pulp and paper mills and have since proven themselves as a corrosion resistant door provider for general manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceutical, waste water management plants all across the U.S. In addition to solving the problems of door corrosion in these industries, Fib-R-Dor has also saved thousands of maintenance dollars for institutions, schools and government installations.
Today, with over 500 employees, four vertically integrated manufacturing facilities and a stellar reputation, Chase Doors has become the global leader and most recognized manufacturer of high-quality, made-to-order specialty door systems.
Chase proudly supports the development of green product innovations and is committed to continued improvements to our product offering with respect to the environment.