May Newsletter

Evans Metal Stamping, Inc/Evans Tool & Die, Inc
Walk of Heroes: Veterans War Memorial
“Freedom is not Free!”

On May 16th at 4:30 p.m. Evans Companies will honor its employees who are veterans at the Walk of Heroes/ Veterans War Memorial in Conyers, Georgia. We encourage ALL employees to attend. More details will follow. During this special ceremony, Evans will present 11 personalized pavers
dedicated to each employee who served in our country’s
armed services. We are thankful for their service to our county and encourage other businesses in our community to honor their workforce who are veterans by supporting the Walk of Heroes/Veterans War Memorial.

Read more about it in our Newsletter:

Georgia Game Changers

Evans Metal Stamping, Inc Steps Up to the Plate

We are excited to announce that Evans Metal Stamping, Inc/Evans Tool & Die, Inc is the sole supplier for the struts Quest Renewables is using for the solar system at a 71,000+ seat sports and entertainment complex in Atlanta. Solar panels refers to panels designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity.

The QuadPod canopy system was featured on WSBTV’s Georgia GameChangers, which discussed how the clean energy racking system was developed at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and commercialized by Quest Renewables. Through Quest Renewables, whose mission was “to expand the solar industry by increasing install speeds and improving productivity of operation”, Evans Metal Stamping, Inc/Evans Tool & Die, Inc is now supplying the struts to support the QuadPod Canopy System and other similar projects across the country!

QuadPods are ideal for long span applications like parking lots, parking garages, pedestrian malls and agricultural or industrial areas.

DESIGN FEATURES:
• Recipient of the Department of Energy’s SunShot grant award
• World-class material resource productivity
• Enables flexible orientation to achieve greater panel density
• 3-dimensional truss leverages nesting, bolted connections that reduce overall material and labor

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES:
• Modular system for ease of shipping, installation and site flexibility
• Assembles on the ground for rapid module installation and site management
• Pick-n-place array minimizes overhead work, optimizing job site safety

Details about Our Plastic Stamping Services

Plastic Stamping Machine Press

We’re committed to quality customer service, and we do that by always keeping the customer’s needs a top priority in everything we do and manufacture. We provide many services, including metal stamping, tool and die design, welding services, design engineering and plastic stamping, just to name a few. Focusing on our plastic stamping services, we produce parts using our own tool and dies with our high-speed equipment.

Our expert staff of professionals provides quality care by meeting fast deadlines and providing accurate delivery. Our team works with a range of various materials from .010 to .250 inches in thickness, and our stamping press sizes range from five tons to 1000 tons. We can produce progressions up to 60 inches and coil widths from .125 to 40 inches. Also, we work with tolerances as tight as .003 inches. Our equipment is state-of-the-art and gets each job done efficiently.

The materials we use for our plastic stamping capabilities include unfilled Delrin acetal homopolymer, polypropylene and extruded plastic. We serve various industries that include refrigeration, electrical, medical, automotive, ATV/4 wheelers and golf carts. Our additional services are:

  • CNC Machining
  • Drilling
  • Countersinking
  • Tapping
  • Reaming
  • Vibratory/Burnish Finishing
  • Riveting
  • Grinding
  • Deburring
  • Assembly
  • Packaging
  • Pad Printing

You can learn more about our plastic stamping services by checking out our website. You can also contact us with any questions you may have.

Dee Barnes, owner of Evans Tool and Die, was named as the winner of the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Award

Dee Barnes, owner of Evans Metal Stamping, was named the the 2013 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year by the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce in recognition of Dee’s contributions and the difference she has made in the community.
“I want to remind everyone that the people who are here are the ones who drive our communities,” said emcee Superior Court Judge David Irwin said before announcing the award. “It’s the small folks who make that difference. The small businesses are what separate our communities from other communities. These are our neighbors.”
Barnes said after the ceremony “I am very honored to have won this award, to be in the community and to be able to give back and provide jobs. I wouldn’t be in this position if it weren’t for the staff supporting me and making Evans great. We are proud as a company and I am proud to be part of it.”

Evans Adds New EDM Wire Machine – Industry Leading Metal Stamper Invests for Future

Wire EDM

(March 27 – Atlanta) Evans Metal Stamping announces an expansion of its industry-leading tool and die making capability with the installation of a new Agie Charmilles CUT 300 EDM wire machine.

“The CUT 300 allows Evans to make dies with extremely tight tolerance, improving the quality of the resulting stamped parts,” said Dee Barnes, President of Evans. Continues Ms. Barnes, “The CUT 300 also reduces the amount of time needed to create and repair individual die sections, which helps keep die repair costs down.”

“Agie Charmille is recognized as the best EDM wire machine on the market,” say Art Neff, VP of Sales for Evans. “With the CUT 300 Evans can also shorten lead times, which helps customers get their parts produced and delivered in the timeframes they need.”

With the ability to give a 4 micron finish and 30 degree taper, and cut at 42″ per hour, the CUT 300 demonstrates Evans’ commitment to ensuring customers recieve the highest quality parts, on budget and on time.

For more infromation on how Evans can help your company succeed with better parts, contact Art Neff, VP of Sales, at 770.922.3480 or artneff (at) evanstd (dot) com.

Evans Metal Can Solve Your Metal Stamping Needs

Evans Metal Die Manufacturing Growth

When it comes to metal stamping, Evans Metal knows that you need a quality source to get the job done right. We stamp steel, aluminum, brass, copper and Inconel and include a great variety of features in all of our applications. Our engineers are highly-trained in tool and die stamping, and understand the process of building a die to manufacture a piece. Our custom tools and dies are capable of handling a production capacity of any size, at a quality that exceeds industry standards.

When it comes to stamping, everyone’s needs are different. We offer a variety of features that are cost-effective, and can handle a wide range of prototypes. Our stampings can be coated, countersunk, cruciform, embossed, or heat treated, and our heavy duty presses can handle 30 to 1,000 tons at high speeds (1,200 cycles per minute).

At Evans Metal, we use cutting-edge software technology including CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor and Solidworks. We also have two CAM machines for CNC mills, and three wire EDM machines that design solutions to problems. If there’s a part that’s not conforming correctly, our engineers and tool and die makers have extensive press equipment that can solve nearly anything. With more than 300 years of experience and over 65 punch presses to run the metal stamping, Evans Metal can take on any problem, and determine a solution.

For more information on metal stamping services that exceed industry standards, please contact Evans Metal Stamping today.

Evans Joins the “Reshoring” Trend

Metal Stamping in the USA

U.S. manufacturing. Reshoring. Made in the USA. Certainly, you have heard these terms thrown around recently when conversation has turned to industrial and manufacturing production in the United States. As manufacturing is beginning to become more expensive overseas, companies are now turning to another solution—bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., a term known as “reshoring.” At Evans, we are not joining the reshoring trend; as long as we have been in business, our manufacturing has solely been based in the U.S.

Industry Week recently published an article about reshoring, specifically in the San Diego area. Although we are located on the East Coast, we found some general points could apply to businesses like us. The article mentions that “just-in-time, product oversight, and cost efficiencies are bringing manufacturers back to the U.S.” Although Evans has always been a U.S. manufacturer, we do see the wide benefits of these three services, which have helped retain and service our customers. First, manufacturing onshore allows for a reduction in turnaround and JIT delivery, so that your products arrive at your facility precisely at the time they are needed. Product oversight greatly increases on the customer’s standpoint, for customers can more easily access manufacturing plant and oversee various points of the production process. Additionally, there is the location standpoint as well. Not only do we own our own property in the Southeast—which is now becoming a huge manufacturing hot spot—but we are also centrally located to the Atlanta transportation system and the Savannah and Charleston ports. Our prime location allows for shipping, receiving, and transportation advantages in the midst of this manufacturing resurgence.

When manufacturing first left the US, there wasn’t a lot of work left for tool and die makers. This allowed us to refine our niche in the US market, where we can service that industry. We have been able to provide lower costs, lower turnaround times, and higher quality in our facilities here. Now, everyone else is catching on!

Bringing Tool and Die Making Back to the U.S.

Metal Stamping Die Manufactured in the USA

Metal stampings. Tools and dies. Made in the USA. There is one stop for all three: Evans Metal Stamping.

Founded in 1948, our company has remained family-owned, and we have seen our facilities grow to include 66 presses, 20 of which are high speed presses. As our name implies, our strengths are in metal stamping and tool and die making. Although recent studies have shown a shortage of tool and die manufacturing, our business and our employees have not suffered from these fears.

It certainly hasn’t hurt that we have cornered the market on experienced tool and die makers. A number of factors have contributed to this. First, we are proud to be American made and operated, with all of our products being manufactured here in the United States. Although a great deal of manufacturing has gone overseas, we’ve had the ability to maintain our tool and die shop, as well as our metal stamping shop. Not only did this allow us to remain in business, but it allowed us to create a niche in the American tool and die market. On top of this, we run an extensive tool and die apprenticeship program. The program was revamped this past January, so that our tool and die makers could pass down valuable skills to the toolmakers of tomorrow. In short, our program allows employees to study under our seasoned tool and die makers (who collectively have 300+ years of experience at Evans). Who says there is a shortage in American tool and die makers? We are bringing these necessary skills back to the manufacturing industry.

Thank you for taking the time to get acquainted with Evans Metal! We encourage you to check back for monthly updates and to visit our website in the meantime!