Evans Celebrates 85 Years
Original Press Release
Evans Celebrates 85 Years
Press release date: July 25, 2014
DETROIT, Mich. — Evans Distribution Systems celebrated its 85th anniversary yesterday with a few hundred employees and others from the community. The event was hosted at the Evans headquarters in Melvindale, MI. Mayor Stacy Striz of Melvindale, members of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber, Automation Alley, and others were in attendance to celebrate this milestone with Evans Distribution Systems.
President of Evans Distribution Systems, John A. Evans, the 4th generation of Evans’ to lead the company’s success made a few remarks to kick off the event. Evans recited that less than three percent of family owned businesses make it past the third generation. “I’m so thankful for the previous generations that have shaped this company and for having the opportunity to lead this company to new heights” said Evans during the press conference. Evans Distribution Systems now employs about 300 in Melvindale, MI and more than 500 throughout the country. “It’s all about our people, none of this is possible without the hard work and dedication of every team member” Evans commented about the growth and success of the company.
Mayor Striz mentioned the Evans mission statement which makes reference to people, passion and innovation. “It’s evident that Evans cares about its employees and has a real passion for the work you do” said Mayor Striz, while addressing about 50 people during the press conference at Evans Distribution Systems. The mayor also presented a plaque which recognizes Evans for 85 years of dedicated service.
Between the 150 supervisors, managers, executives, and warehousemen in Michigan, the average employee has more than 10 years at Evans. There are tens of employees with more than 20 years at the company, and one in accounts receivable who has been with the company for 36 years. “Evans is such a great company to work for, they really care about the employees” said Leslie Ajlouny, vice president of business development. Following the press conference, the company hosted an event on their property with games, food, prizes and awards for all of its employees, recognizing them for their exceptional contributions and passion for their work.
About Evans Distribution System
Evans Distribution Systems, headquartered in Southeast Michigan, was founded in 1929 as the Central Detroit Warehouse Company. It has evolved into a full-service, third-party logistics service provider offering warehousing, transportation, contract packaging and logistics staffing services to the manufacturing, food and beverage consumer goods, and chemical industries. Evans currently has a presence at 30 locations in 10 states.