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Evans Recognized as One of the Largest Private Companies in Southeast Michigan

Crain's Detroit Business

MELVINDALE, Mich. June 18, 2024 —Evans Distribution Systems, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, was recognized by Crain’s Detroit as one of the largest privately held companies. The list is comprised of 233 companies and is based on revenue data from 2023.

The list represents the most successful private companies in the Metro Detroit area. Those on the list come from a variety of industries including logistics, automotive, food and beverage, construction, manufacturing, chemicals and more.

“It’s an honor to be recognized on this list of successful companies,” says John A. Evans, President & CEO of Evans Distribution Systems. “We have a rich history in the Detroit market, and I’m proud to see Evans continue to grow and thrive more than 90 years later.”

Evans Distribution Systems was founded by Wellington Evans in 1929. The first storage facility was located on Fort Street in downtown Detroit. Today, the company has grown to 3.5 million square feet of warehousing across eight facilities. Evans also expanded its service offerings to include asset-based transportation, freight brokerage, fulfillment, staffing, and value-added services.

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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 3.5 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.