ATLANTA—Evans Tool & Die, Inc. recently announced that the ownership of the company has changed and that the company is a certified woman-owned business. Since 2011, the company has been led by Deanne D. Barnes, chief executive officer and the granddaughter of the company’s founder.

“Evans Tool & Die has now joined the ranks of the growing number of women-owned business that are helping drive the economic growth of our country,” said Barnes, in a company release. “As we enter our fourth generation as a family business, we are excited about the future and look forward to providing world-class, precision tool and die and metal stamping solutions to North American manufacturers.”

As a single source provider, Evans Tool & Die, Inc. reduces supply chain risk by building dies and providing stamping, finishing, assembling, packing, and shipping, all under one roof. As a result, customers benefit from reduced lead times and time to market, as well as cost savings.

“Evans Tool & Die represents the very best in a multi-generational family-owned business,” said Greg Smith, partner in the Atlanta-based law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. “I want to congratulate the Evans family and company management for their ability to successfully navigate ownership transition and to maintain the high standards of the business for more than 70 years.”

According to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), there are currently more than 11.6 million U.S. firms that are considered women-owned businesses. The NAWBO estimates that women-owned businesses generate more than $1.7 trillion in sales and employ nearly 9 million people.

Evans Tool & Die (www.evanstd.com), founded in 1948 in Decatur, Georgia, provides  metal products and related services to numerous industries, including government/defense, fire safety, commercial lighting, automotive, and healthcare, among others. The company specializes in design, tool and die fabrication, metal stamping and production, and welding and finishing.

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