About John Evans' Sons, Inc.
John Evans' Sons, Inc. is committed to outstanding customer service and continual improvement, through teamwork and the pursuit of technical and manufacturing excellence.
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Local Business Awarded Certificate of Supplier Recognition
John Evans’ Sons, Inc. awarded Supplier of the Year by Major Defense Contractor
LANSDALE, Pennsylvania. -- February 28, 2007 -- America’s Oldest Springmaker (Est. 1850) was recognized for outstanding quality and on-time delivery in 2006 by Kaman Aerospace Corp. of Bloomfield, Connecticut. The presentation was made by Peter Corriveau, Senior Subcontract Administrator to Frank Davey, Chairman, in an assembly of employees at John Evans’ facility today. This is the pinnacle award achievable by a component vendor to a major defense contractor.
John Evans’ has received numerous quality performance awards in the last 2 decades from corporations such as I.B.M, Siemens Energy, Burle Industries, General Electric, Day & Zimmermann, and Branson Ultrasonics.
Kaman Aerospace is a supplier to the global aerospace industry. Their products include commercial and military helicopters, a variety of aircraft structures and defense related components.
John Evans’ Sons, Inc. is a manufacturer of springs, metal stampings, and mechanical assemblies located at Spring Ave. and Maple Ave. (1 Spring Ave.) and has 80 employees. For more information about John Evans’ Sons, Inc. (including job opportunities), please visit www.springcompany.com.
Photo Caption: Peter Corriveau (2nd. from left) of Kaman Aerospace Corp., presents Supplier of the Year Award to John Evans’ Chairman, Frank Davey (left). Looking on, Bill Daniel (2nd. from right), Kaman Senior Procurement Specialist and Allan Davey, John Evans’ President (right).
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John Evans' Sons, Inc. Receives ISO-9001:2000 Certification
Lansdale, PA – August 29, 2003
John Evans' Sons, Inc., a manufacturer of springs and mechanical assemblies, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification. After close examination by third-party auditors, the Company obtained its registration certificate on May 28, 2003.
The International Organization for Standardization first developed the ISO 9001 quality management standard in 1987. The standard states requirements for what an organization must do to manage processes influencing quality. The latest version of the ISO quality standard emphasizes customer satisfaction and the involvement of top management in all aspects of the quality system.
ISO certification will help the Company provide assurances to customers and prospects that quality is taken seriously. The certification will also help the company develop international business where ISO 9001 certification is often required. According to Frank L. Davey, Vice President, “Our ISO 9001 certification signifies our commitment to continuous improvement in all that we do. Only through the rigorous pursuit of improvement will we be able to increase customer satisfaction.” Davey also said, “This achievement required the participation of every employee at the Lansdale, PA facility. We are proud of their dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.”
John Evans’ Sons, Inc. is America’s oldest springmaker having operated continuously since 1850. The Company manufactures springs, wire forms, mechanical assemblies and stampings. Industries served include aerospace, defense, medical equipment, home building and in-store displays.
John Evans' Sons, Inc. is a member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Our balance springs are AAMA qualified. This includes our 8 lb. & 9 lb. 1/2" wide springs and our 10 lb. & 11 lb. 3/4" wide springs. We believe we are the only manufacturer to have these 40" long springs AAMA qualified.
The year is 1850. On a narrow cobblestone street in New Haven, Connecticut, you peer into a small back street shop. Bellows are puffing, furnaces blazing, and anvils are ringing loudly. The sights and sounds of a blacksmithing shop...Right? Well, almost. The sign overhead says “John Evans' Sons”. What you are seeing is the newest springmaker in town. At this time in American history, the “black art” of spring making and blacksmithing would have been fairly similar in many respects.
John Evans, a blacksmith by trade, and recent Welsh immigrant, was just developing his new business. A man of great vision, industrious nature, and with complete faith in the American way of life, he personified the spirit of his time. His initial products were flat suspension springs for horse drawn buggies and carriages, as well as the machinery to produce such a product. In contrast to some manufacturers of the era who formed spring steel solely for the immensely popular “hoop skirt”, John Evans was thinking “diversification”.
In 1870, after continued urging by Philadelphia Spring Works, one of his largest customers, the business moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just blocks from Independence Hall. The opportunity to establish the company in the “Birthplace of Freedom”, while the city prepared for the Centennial Exposition, could not be passed up. Industrialists from all parts of the United States would attend the exposition and have the opportunity to visit Evans' factory.
In the years to follow, Evans' vision would lead to many successful ventures. He enabled horse-drawn coal wagons to dump their load using gear and lever principles to raise the bed of the wagon. In 1890, he designed his springmaking equipment for future adaptation to the newest technology - hydraulic power. When the automobile was invented, forward thinking and mechanical genius allowed John Evans’ to lay claim to the original patents for the hydraulic shock absorber.
Philadelphia was home to John Evans' Sons, Inc. through two world wars. The company contributed heavily to the war efforts and in doing so, changed the focus of its products. Manufacturing small, delicate springs used in oxygen equipment control valves for military aviators, the business was starting to turn towards the specialty spring market and away from “off the shelf” products. Precision springs for such commercial products as toasters, fishing reels, and movie projectors, and the continuing relationship with the U.S. defense industry, kept John Evans' employees busy after the Second World War.
In 1967, another company milestone occurred with a change in ownership, and a move 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, to Lansdale, Pennsylvania. During the last 38 years, under the current leadership, the company has grown considerably. Today, John Evans' Sons, Inc. is located in a modern 65,000 square foot facility and manufactures springs, wireforms, metal stampings, and spring assemblies for many different industries. The company takes pride in manufacturing difficult and unusual spring products as well as high volume precision springs. Continued investment in the physical plant, machinery, and employee education, as well as outstanding customer service, are paramount to Evans' ongoing success.
In a time when corporate mergers and foreign competition make the news weekly, this thought comes to mind. From the humble beginnings in New Haven, while remaining true to the original ideals, they continue to proudly make the claim “America’s Oldest Springmaker”.
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