Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.

John A. Evans

John A. Evans


Mission Statement:
To be a strategic supply chain partner admired for our people, passion, and innovation

Nine Point System
1. Listen
2. Innovate
3. Communicate
4. Assign Responsibility
5. Set Standards
6. Document
7. Implement
8. Monitor
9. Review

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Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.

Evans Distribution Systems is a full-service third-party logistics company located in Detroit, Michigan. We operate nine warehouse facilities totaling nearly 3.5 million square feet. Our transportation operation includes 130 drivers and 400 trailers. We operate five core business units:

  • Warehousing—Dedicated, multi-client, U.S. Customs Bonded, Foreign Trade Zone, ISO-certified, hazmat red label, rail-served, food-grade, and liquor licensed.
  • Fulfillment—B2B or B2C omni-channel ecommerce, subscription box fulfillment, integrations, same-day order processing, small parcel optimization, and custom reporting.
  • Value-Added Services—Contract packaging, shrink wrap, kitting, and quality inspection.
  • Transportation—Asset-based and non-asset-based transportation solutions.
  • Staffing—Scalable staffing solution that provides qualified and vetted staff to fill labor-intensive positions.


Since 1929, we have earned a reputation for quality and trust from our customers, partners, and employees. We go above and beyond to support our local community and the health and safety of our employees. Evans has earned the Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL recognition for 21 consecutive years.

Expertise & Quality Management

For 22 years, Evans has held the ISO 9001:2015 certification. Quality management objectives and goals are established for all levels and processes throughout the organization to meet requirements and to drive performance improvements. In addition, one million square feet is classified as Foreign Trade Zone and U.S. Customs Bonded. Multiple facilities have FDA food-grade warehousing registration and 530,000 square feet of hazmat, red-label compliant space.


Our customers tend to experience exponential growth when working with Evans. Through our nine locations, we adapt to long-term or short-term contracts and shift associates based on customer needs and volume. Our diversified service offerings and staffing solutions give us flexibility to accommodate shifts in your business.


Technology is the backbone of the supply chain. With an in-house IT department, Evans is committed to providing the latest software, hardware, and data-driven solutions to our customers. From machine vision/AI automation systems to warehouse and transportation management software, to RF barcode scanning, EDI/API connectivity, and ecommerce integrations—we use technology and data to optimize performance. Customers have real-time visibility into inventory and shipments from interactive dashboards within the evans365 data portal.


Evans serves diverse industries and business models. Customer industries range from consumer goods, furniture, automotive, food and beverage, paper, hazmat, raw materials, chemicals, robotics, batteries, solar energy, and more.

Discover Why It’s Easier with Evans

We simplify complex supply chains so that you can do what you do best—manage and grow your business. Discover why it’s easier with Evans by contacting us at [email protected] or 1-800-OK-EVANS.

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Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
18765 Seaway Drive
Melvindale, MI 48122
[email protected]