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Evans Distribution Systems - Melvindale, MI

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Evans Distribution Systems Focuses on Safety

Press release date: May 27, 2014

DETROIT, Mich. — Evans Distribution Systems, a full service third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation, staffing and value added services has designated Michael Rushing the Organizations Safety and Compliance Manager. Rushing was previously working with the Transportation team managing DOT compliance and the Driver recruiting process.

Todd Shattuck now assumes Rushing’s previous role recruiting drivers for the transportation team at Evans. Rushing will now focus on pro-actively managing the safety and compliance programs with the goal to reduce accidents, injuries and workers comp costs. Rushing is working to further develop safety management systems within Evans’ transportation, warehousing, staffing, and value added departments.

“I will be acting as a resource to our staff and employees while placing a lot of emphasis on training and education” said Rushing. “We will standardize the safety program across all of our facilities and operations through the use of metrics and employee involvement” Rushing said about the future of the safety program at Evans.

Rushing has been an active reservist for the US Coast Guard for 26 years as a machinery technician. He also has more than 14 years in safety and compliance in automotive manufacturing, staffing, and transportation industries. Rushing began his career at Evans in 2011, and helped bring hundreds of truck drivers to the company for its asset based transportation division, while also assisting the transportation department with DOT compliance programs.

About Evans Distribution Systems - 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 employs more than 700 associates with operations across the United States.