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Stay Safe this School Year


With so many eager children running around the school grounds, safety measures are extremely important. One area of concern is busing. Ease confusion by assigning a color to each bus route and, using Mr. Chain plastic links and stanchions, create corresponding spaces near the bus loading zone for students to wait in. Not only does it make sure everybody gets on the right bus, it also keeps students away from the vehicles until they’re safely parked and ready for boarding. Additionally, driveways and streets near crossways can be blocked off to protect pedestrians, or cars can be routed in a particular direction to facilitate traffic flow.

One advantage with using Mr. Chain products is that they are lightweight, giving you plenty of flexibility. They can be put in place during high traffic times and removed afterwards, and can also be easily moved while in use. The safety barriers can be ordered in your school colors. We also offer stanchions and chains specifically designed for pedestrian crossings (pictured above). Visit MrChain.com to find a safety solution that works for you.

 

Innovative Product Use

 If you ask anyone involved in professional Supercross racing, you

will find the flagman position to be very dangerous. Customer Mike

LaRocco developed a solution using the base from Mr. Chain’s 3” plastic

stanchion. The base is used to hold up the foam pylon pictured below. He

uses the Safety Warning Lights track side at Supercross and Arenacross

Written by Robert Walker — August 13, 2013

Quality, Consistency and Service!

Providing quality, consistency and service is something every company strives to accomplish. As a domestic supplier, Mr. Chain goes above and beyond.  Product quality and consistency is ensured by monitoring production and inspecting inventory daily. Our materials and dyes are purchased from trusted and reliable sources which serves to preserve the consistency of our products and colors. We value our customers and pay attention to their needs which is reflected in the attention and understanding provided by our customer service.

Mr. Chain brings new and innovative products to the industry. With production and office staff in the same location, custom orders are a breeze and often come with reduced lead time.* Finally, to reduce the lead time to our customers and be able to offer same-day shipping**, a large in-stock inventory of plastic chain, stanchions and accessories are maintained.

 

 

*Lead time reduced when compared to imported products.
**Mr. Chain lead time is dependent on size and quantity of order. Shipping turnaround is approximately 24-48 hours.

Heavy Metal Free!

 

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 Now Offers Custom Labels

 

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.  

 Available Options: 

Premium Vinyl Label Colors:

  (For indoor/outdoor use, up to 7 years.)

Ink Colors 

White   Red   Black   Clear   Yellow 

Black  Red  White 

 

Labels are available  in 2" and 4" width. Additional colors and widths available upon request.
Additional lead time required.
Please 
call for pricing.

Sales Manager, Brian Majestic

     Brian 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.

 

    Making 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.

Yellow Chain vs. Caution Tape

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!


Happy 4th of July!

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. 

National Small Business Week, June 17-21

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 Business. 

 

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.

Written by Alex Bower — June 20, 2013

Reuse and Recycle!

 

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 production.

Whoever said polystyrene couldn’t be recycled…Myth Busted!

 

Call us at 1-800-324-5861 (International call 1-231-378-2251) or email us at support@mrchain.com

Plastic Chain is intended for decorative purposes only. Not intended to support heavy objects. Plastic chain must not be used where a break might cause damage or injury.