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Evans’ Brownstown Facility Earns Foreign Trade Zone Activation

MELVINDALE, Mich., April 8, 2024 — Evans Distribution Systems, a full-service third-party logistics (3PL) provider of warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, value-added, and staffing solutions, has activated 262,143-square-feet of its warehouse space in Brownstown, as a General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 70. The multi-client facility located at 17550 Allen Road, Brownstown Charter Twp., Mich., is well-positioned to support international cargo from Canada and through the rail yards and Port of Detroit.

Evans' Brownstown Facility

A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a special economic zone in the U.S. where imported goods can be stored, distributed, processed, and used without being subject to customs duties. Customs duties and excise taxes are due only at the time when goods are transferred out of the FTZ.

“Evans has operated a Foreign Trade Zone since 1987,” says John A. Evans, President and CEO of Evans Distribution Systems. “It has given our customers a competitive advantage to storing inventory in the U.S. without having to pay upfront fees.”

Many industries rely on international importation including automotive parts, spirits, plastic, rubber products, tools and more. The 301,000-square-foot facility in Brownstown has 29 dock doors, grade level access, 32’ clear ceiling height, and is equipped with an ESFR fire suppression system.

Evans now operates more than 1 million square feet of FTZ space out of five facilities throughout Southeast Michigan. To learn more about our 3PL solutions contact us at (313) 388-3200 or sales@evansdist.com. Click here to view a photo album of the facility.  View the facility sheet.

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About Evans Distribution Systems 

Evans Distribution Systems, headquartered in southeast Michigan, was founded in 1929 as the Central Detroit Warehouse Company. The company has evolved into a full-service, third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, value-added, and staffing solutions to automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer goods, and chemical industries. Evans currently employs nearly 300 associates and operates more than 3 million square feet of warehouse space in Michigan. For more information, visit our website at www.evansdist.com. Read the latest supply chain insights on the 3PL Insights blog, and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.