Braintree, MA. January 9, 2023. Boston-based supplier HPG has acquired Evans Manufacturing (ASI 52840, PPAI 110747, S11) based in Garden Grove, CA. The acquisition sees two 2022 Top 40 suppliers coming together (HPG #8 and Evans #29) and brings new North American manufacturing capabilities into the HPG portfolio, with the addition of Evans’ facilities in Southern California and Nogales Mexico.
Evans Manufacturing was established in 1983 as an injection molding company primarily focused on retail end markets, and entered the promotional products industry in 1992. The Company specializes in plastic and fabric products for the promotional product industry in categories including Healthcare, Household, Office, Drinkware, Pet, Writing Instruments, Travel, Auto, Golf, Outdoor, Tech, Spirit, School and more.
With the majority of the line designed and manufactured in-house, Evans produces and decorates over 200 products in their US manufacturing facility and has earned a reputation for innovation and quality. In 2008, Evans expanded its operations to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nogales, Mexico –where today its in-house production of tote bags, and other cut-and-sew items, takes place.
Under Alan Vaught’s leadership, Evans has won numerous industry awards, with the latest being a PPAI Supplier Star award, along with the distinction of a Counselor Best Place to Work award in 2022, being the highest ranked large company (more than 100 employees) to be named to the list. As part of the transaction, Alan will continue to lead Evans as Division President and is a significant HPG shareholder.
...I am thrilled to embark on this next chapter, in partnership with the proven team at HPG, and our shared values and perspective on the bright future of the combined Evans-HPG enterprise...
- Alan Vaught, President of Evans
Alan Vaught, President of Evans, adds, “The partnership with HPG represents the culmination of many years of hard work and dedicated service by the entire Evans team. I have been blessed by the talents of so many key contributors throughout the journey, and it is humbling to see this business that started as a two-person operation evolve into the respected market leader that it has become. I am thrilled to embark on this next chapter, in partnership with the proven team at HPG, and our shared values and perspective on the bright future of the combined Evans-HPG enterprise, and the industry, generally, has made for a seamless transition.”
Evans has rightfully earned a stellar reputation for promotional hard goods and customer service excellence, which makes it a perfect fit for the HPG family.
- Chris Anderson, CEO of HPG
Chris Anderson, CEO of HPG, adds, “Evans has rightfully earned a stellar reputation for promotional hard goods and customer service excellence, which makes it a perfect fit for the HPG family. I am delighted to welcome the abundance of talent and expanded capabilities Evans has to offer and can reassure customers HPG’s philosophy is to do no harm – we will not disrupt what clearly has been working so well. We look forward to knowledge-sharing with our new team members and working together to make HPG the preeminent promotional hard goods supplier.”
Evans Manufacturing was advised on the transaction by B. Riley Financial
Founded in 2017, HPG is a Top 10 supplier in the Promotional Products industry with over 15,000 SKUs from 11 leading specialist brands. HPG is the premier destination for award-winning customer service, innovative hard goods, and outstanding sales tools. HPG’s distribution capabilities are unmatched, producing and shipping from nine facilities spanning
North America. HPG’s brands include some of the best-known names in the industry, including Hub, Beacon, Best, Debco, BCG Creations, Origaudio, Handstands, Batch & Bodega, Mixie, SugarSpot, and most recently, Evans Manufacturing.
For more information about HPG, visit hpgbrands.com
Evans Manufacturing specializes in products for the promotional industry in categories including Healthcare, Household, Drinkware, Writing Instruments, Pet, Office, Travel, Auto, Golf, Outdoor and more. Evans offers a broad array of thoughtfully-designed, high value items delivered with consistency and reliability that become the gifts that leave a lasting positive impression.
For more information about Evans Manufacturing, visit www.evans-mfg.com