Dee Barnes, President & CEO

Evans Tool & Die, Inc. Announces Change of Ownership and New Status As a Certified Women-led Majority Owned Business

Southeastern based Evans Tool & Die, Inc. (“the Company”) announced today that the ownership of the Company has changed and that the Company is now an official certified woman-owned business. Since 2011, the Company has been led by Chief Executive Officer Ms. Deanne D. Barnes, who is the grand-daughter of the Company’s founder. “Evans Tool[...]
The Modern Day Toolmaker Apprentice

How the Toolmaker Apprentice Program has Changed in 50 Years

This article is the second installment of three articles about Toolmaker Apprenticeships. In the first article, we discussed the basic structure, time, requirements, and expected outcome from an individual’s journey through an apprenticeship. In this post, we’re taking a deeper look at how a Toolmaker Apprenticeship has changed since the 1970s. What has changed? To[…]

The Modern Day Toolmaker Apprenticeship

The Modern Day Toolmaker Apprentice Program

In this three part series, we examine the age old approach to job training called the apprenticeship. Through interviews with Toolmakers, Master Toolmakers, current and recent apprentices, we discover what it means to be a Toolmaker Apprentice today and what has changed in the last generation of Toolmakers. What is an Apprenticeship? Wikipedia provides a[…]