In 1948, Leonard L. Evans, Jr. established Evans Tool & Die, Inc. in Decatur, Georgia. Leonard and his wife Mary Alice Evans had four children- Len III, Dale, Craig and Fran. Leonard and Mary Alice were both tool & die makers who began their first shop in their daughter’s play house. As the business grew, with much hard work and dedication, it expanded to later incorporate Evans Metal Stamping, Inc. The business relocated to Conyers in 1978 into a brand new facility. The second generation of the Evans family that would lead to their success through the next years included Len III, Craig and son in law Ray Duensing. The company has expanded several times at its Conyers location which now boasts 160,000 square feet of manufacturing space with a full service tool & die shop and over 67 punch presses. The company is now in it’s third generation of leadership with Dee Barnes, granddaughter of Leonard Evans, as President and CEO. Leonard and Mary Alice Evans, as well as Craig Evans, passed away in 2013, 2011 and 2010. Still the legacy that they began lives on! While Evans Tool & Die and Metal Stamping has grown in size and influence, it’s values, inspired by Leonard and Mary Alice Evans remain the same – Honesty, Integrity, Quality and Generosity.
Evans Core Values
Evans Companies exists not only to make a profit for its stakeholders, but to make a positive impact that will support and encourage it’s customers, employees and their families, and our community. Leonard Evans, Jr. began his business on “handshake ethics”. If he gave you his word, it would be so. Honesty and Integrity in business will continue to be the Evans Way. Excellent Quality of our products is what made us successful and will continue to be our way of success. Generosity in sharing out of the profits of the Evans Companies with our employees and our community will always remain a core value.