Dee Barnes, Evans Tool & Die and Evans Metal Stamping & Laser Cutting (ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 52)
Dee Barnes, CEO of Evans Tool and Die, joined host Bill McDermott to discuss how her 75-year-old family-owned business has successfully navigated the manufacturing industry’s challenges and embraced its opportunities. Dee focused on the importance of trade skills within the sector and the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States. They also delved into how technology is transforming the industry, the addition of a laser metal fabrication division at Evans, the struggle against overseas competition due to inflation, and much more.
Bill wrapped up the show with his thoughts on the one question every business owner should be able to answer.
Evans Tool & Die and Evans Metal Stamping & Laser Cutting
Improving Our Community Through Manufacturing Excellence Since 1948 – Celebrating 75 years… Evans is a one stop, Made in the USA, Preferred Provider of precision Tool & Die builds, progressive and hand transfer metal stamping products as well as laser cutting metal fabrication.
They provide complete design and engineering processes, assembly, and packaging. They provide risk management solutions to the overseas supply chain breakdowns for OEMs by localizing supply chains with high quality, seamless logistics and hands on supply chain control.
Deanne “Dee” Barnes, President & CEO
Deanne “Dee” Barnes has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Evans Tool & Die/Evans Metal Stamping, Inc. since 2011. Dee is the granddaughter of company founder, Leonard Evans, Jr., and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership. A seasoned industry leader, she is the driving force behind Evan’s ongoing commitment to “Made in the USA” manufacturing and delivering the highest caliber of customer service. After attending Georgia College and State University, Dee has contributed to every aspect of the company for more than 35 years. Now as CEO, she continues the family legacy as an example of prosperous domestic manufacturing since 1948. Evans Company exists not only to make a profit for its stakeholders, but to make a positive impact that will support and encourage customers, employees and their families, and our community.