About TRI

Chemical Distribution: Vision, Focus & Success

TRInternational, Inc. (TRI) provides creative sourcing solutions, quality product alternatives and personal customer service as a world-class, full-line global chemical distributor throughout many industries.

Chemical distribution - done different.

We believe in curiosity, flexibility and creating success for our partners. Imagine discovering a solution that could improve your business. Imagine finding an honest and dedicated partner that recognized your needs. Imagine improving efficiencies and your bottom line. Imagine the possibilities when you don't have to compromise.

We do just that by taking the time to understand your business, challenges and what success looks like for you. Presenting unique sourcing options or custom solutions tailored meet your needs and offering extensive product knowledge and industry experience. We are inspired by more than just solving your problems, we are inspired by you.

Our vision is to continue to create sustainable partnerships worldwide by providing innovative and competitive sourcing solutions.
Our focus is providing value through, not only our products, but through the sharing of global and local market information, exceptional customer service and the development of mutually beneficial opportunities.
Our success is based on the ethics and ingenuity of our team; we create an  environment that promotes growth for our employees, partners and community.

Headquarters:Seattle, WA, USA
Regional Sales Offices & Service: Throughout North America
Sourcing and Global Trade Operations: Shanghai, China
Custom Blending. Storage & Packaging: ChemBlend of America, LLC, Chicago, IL


Our History

An responsible distributor with the nation-wide warehousing, transportation and service relationships necessary to support long-term sustainable business.

TRI 25 Years Chemical Distribution

  • 1994Incorporated August 15, 1994 by Founder, Anthony Ridnell
               Washington State Corporation – Seattle, WA
  • 1997Major shift from export to import model
  • 1999First year on Purchasing (now ICIS) Top 100 Chemical Distributors
  • 2002First year of formal technology implementation ERP and CRM
  • 2004Sister company established in IL -  ChemBlend of America, LLC
  • 200410 year Anniversary
  • 2005 – PSBJ’s Top 100 Fastest Growing WA Private Businesses
  • 2006Establishment of TRI China Sourcing office
  • 2009 – PSBJ’s Top 100 Fastest Growing WA Private Businesses
  • 2009 – 15 year Anniversary
  • 2010 – Establishment of TRI’s India and Middle East office
  • 2010 – PSBJ’s Top 100 Fastest Growing WA Private Businesses
  • 2012 – Transitioned from Founder to professional management
  • 2013 – PSBJ’s Largest Private Companies – Washington State
  • 2014 – 20 year Anniversary
  • 2015 – PSBJ’s Largest Private Companies – Washington State
  • 2016 – CEO, Megan Gluth-Bohan names PSBJ 40 Under 40
  • 2017Top 100 Chemical Distributors in North America, #83
  • 2018  Top 100 Chemical Distributors in North America, #70
  • 2019 – 25 year Anniversary

About Our Founder: Anthony Ridnell

  • West Point Military Academy & Rugby, Class of 1982: BS, Operations Research Systems Analysis
  • United States Army Captain: Served as Battery Commander, Brigade Fire Support Officer, and Battery Executive Officer in several units
  • USA National Rugby Team: 3 World Cup competitions (1987, 1991, 1993) and 14 full internationals


Buy Veteran Owned!

TRI is proud to be recognized as a Veteran Owned and Operated private business.
We'd like to say thank you to each and every veteran who has served and every service member who is currently serving our country. Thank you for your service and dedication.


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