We know that many are concerned with the use of plastic materials and the effect it has on the
environment and our health. Mr. Chain shares that concern and has reformulated all of our colors
to be free of heavy metals. Our products still contain agents to resist fading and protect the integrity
of the product. No worries when using our plastic chain and stanchions!
Mr. Chain has recently
added custom labels
to the services available to our customers.
Company logo and/or name, warning labels, or customized text can
now be added to any
of our stanchions and ground posts. Adding labels to stanchions provides more
detailed communication when using our product as a visual warning barrier.
Premium Vinyl Label Colors:
(For indoor/outdoor use, up to 7 years.)
Red Black Clear Yellow
Labels are available in 2" and 4" width.
Additional colors and widths available upon request.
Additional lead time
Please call for pricing.
Majestic is the Sales Manager for Mr. Chain. After 28 years of sales in the
trucking industry, he decided to make a career change. For 21 years, he was the
sales person to Mr. Chain for Parker Motor Freight and USF Holland. He is a
graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Marketing.
a career change can be a difficult step sometimes. "This change in my
career has been a positive move for me. A big part of making this a positive
step for me is how nice and pleasant the Mr. Chain customer base is to work
with, as are my co-workers. I am pretty fortunate."
In his free time, Brian is an active
"outdoorsman". He enjoys all kinds of fishing but in particular, he loves to fly
fish. "Fly fishing in the western USA is my passion." Hunting behind
his English Setters is his other passion. In November, Brian and his wife
Brenda will be going to Hawaii for 11 days. Travel, music, camping, fishing,
Lake Michigan and being with family are what they enjoy most.
Mr. Chain supplies hundreds of feet of yellow chain to the
construction industry every year. There are some real advantages to using
plastic chain over yellow caution tape. Plastic chain is more durable and will
not snap or tear due to weather conditions. It is a great solution for ongoing
projects. In addition to being light weight and portable, plastic barrier chain
is also reusable and recyclable. And perhaps the most noticeable advantage, your work area will not look like a crime scene!
No caution tape here!
As the original U.S. manufacturer of plastic chain and
plastic stanchions, Independence Day takes on a whole new meaning. Thank you to all who have and those who continue to fight for this great country. We are proud
to be an American company!
The Flag pictured above was created by President, Maree Mulvoy, out of our 1" ring chain.
Beginning in 1963, the President of the United States
announced National Small Business Week to recognize the impact of small
businesses and their owners on the economy. Small businesses are estimated to
create every two out of three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
With the Small Business Administration leading the way,
National Small Business week honors entrepreneurs and small business owners
from the U.S. Mr. Chain can especially relate as a Certified Woman-Owned Small
The tradition celebrates its 50th year and will,
for the first time ever, travel to different cities across the U.S. during the
week, kicking off in Seattle and wrapping up in Washington D.C. where the Small
Business Person of the Year will be announced.
In a recent article: published by Jessica Holbrook (Plastics
News), Dart, a fellow Michigan company, (Mason, MI), was featured for their
polystyrene recycling efforts. In the past the material was portrayed
negatively as many believed it was not recyclable. The article reveals this is
not true and honors the company for its progress on polystyrene recycling.
Polystyrene is a material Mr. Chain continues to use for
select products. These products (Ground Stakes, Reels, Edging and Fencing from
our retail line) are all #6 recyclable. In addition, Mr. Chain
makes an effort to buy recycled material and reuse any material waste in
Whoever said polystyrene couldn’t be recycled…Myth Busted!
To date, Mr. Chain has supplied plastic barrier chain for
Light Rail projects in three cities: Edmonton, Minneapolis and Calgary. The
chain is an attractive crowd control option for Light Rail, and is safer than metal chain as it does not conduct electricity.
By utilizing the larger chain (4” Plastic Chain) and heavy duty bollards, an attractive and safe crowd control barrier is born.
Light Rail Transit provides many economic and environmental
benefits. Many US and Canadian cities are beginning to rely on the system to
reduce automobile use, make urban areas more accessible and promote
Mr. Chain hopes to see many more of these projects in North America’s
This past weekend Mr. Chain attended orientation for the Midwest Regional Teaming Program at the Chicago Urban League. This is a very active program put on with a grant from the Small Business Association by the Chicago Urban League and Diversified Alliances. We are working toward a few goals in this program. The first is of course to grow plastic chain and stanchion sales. In addition, we are seeking to enhance brand awareness and education on the uses of barrier chain for safety and crowd control. Second, Mr. Chain is looking to identify government procurement opportunities. Lastly, we are hoping to network and acquire teaming partners to secure government contracts.
Maree (President) and Alex (Government Sales) will be active participants in the next six weeks of workshops. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the executive teams of the various companies and are looking forward to the program!
On May 1, M R Products, trade name Mr. Chain was granted the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA). In addition, Mr. Chain is a certified HubZone, and a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). These certifications are instrumental in "expanding federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses." (SBA.gov)
How It Works
"The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal
Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). To be eligible, a firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by
one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women
must be U.S. citizens. The firm must be “small” in its primary industry
in accordance with SBA’s size standards for that industry." (SBA.gov)
Why It's Important
According to Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), "Women business owners face unique hurdles, especially in procuring
corporate and government contracts, areas in which women-owned
businesses have historically been underrepresented." With the implementation of certification programs like WOSB, qualifying organizations receive a wealth of benefits including access to valuable networking opportunities, recognition and credibility, and supportive resources.