Trio Supply believes in old school hands-on personal service approach in our client relations and customer service; we have a human answering our telephones, we enjoy meeting our customers face-to-face, and we gladly make unscheduled deliveries for the emergencies that inevitably arise. Our salespeople, including our owners, use their own vehicles to facilitate those special deliveries at odd hours for you. Nothing pleases us more than being able to go the extra mile to make you, our valued customer, happy.
This philosophy has helped us to stand apart from our competition, and to grow into an industry leader, distributing a wide range of institutional food service disposables throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
As our many satisfied customers have come to know, Trio Supply offers not only products and services on which you can depend, but also a convenient, cost- effective partnership that will help your business succeed.
We hope you enjoy learning more about Trio Supply on the following pages. The accompanying advertisements from our valued suppliers enhance the picture of who we are, and we thank them for their support in the development of this project.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about what Trio Supply Company has to offer, please call us at 612-522-3822 or 800-910-4607.
Michael P. Ludwig
Trio Supply Company is a leading Twin Cities distributor of institutional food service disposables, janitorial and sanitary products, and beauty/spa supplies. Our experienced staff, depth of inventory, and superior service make us unique in our market.
The company was founded by a trio of individuals, Mike Ludwig, Steve Isakson, and Don Larson, in 1985. A couple of years later, Dan Bonk joined the partnership. The co-owners worked hard over the years alongside a team of dedicated employees, building a loyal clientele and enjoying continuous growth. When we started out, annual sales were in the $1 to $2 million range. Today we are a $30 million firm, with a strong regional leadership position based on the same values and focus we started with—getting our customers what they need when they need it, and doing whatever it takes to fulfill that commitment.
Trio Supply’s primary customer base includes restaurants, schools, hospitals, and government agencies, as well as office buildings, and any other concern using institutional paper, janitorial or sanitary products. Our product lines feature variety and depth unmatched in our region, and our fill rate can’t be beat. Back orders are simply unheard of at Trio Supply.
Trio Supply has a basic management philosophy. Everyone in our company, including our four owners, provides direct, personal attention for each of our valued customers. Much of our business is through referrals from existing customers. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity of providing you with the kind of outstanding products and service our customers have come to expect.
At Trio Supply, we have over 7,000 quality products in stock and available for fast delivery. That’s the hallmark of Trio’s service—having the products you want and the capability of getting them to you when you need them. Our 80,000 square foot warehouse contains over $3 million of inventory at all times to be sure we have everything you need. We boast an almost unheard of fill rate of 99.5%! And when new products come out that we believe our customers will want and need, we add them to our inventory as soon as they become available.
At Trio Supply, our knowledgeable employee team is our most valuable company asset. Our people are highly motivated professionals, and we enjoy very low staff turnover. Every one of dedicated to keeping our customers happy. We are thoroughly informed on our products, and take pride in making sure you get the right product to suit your need and budget.
As an independent company, Trio Supply is unburdened by layers of management. All of us are empowered to take quick action and make on-the-spot decisions on behalf of our customers. We follow through and follow-up to be sure you are totally satisfied with every aspect of your dealings with us. Every department in our company is customer driven to assure your satisfaction. Our “hands-on” approach gives us immediate feedback on your requirements and helps us continually improve our products and services for you.
At Trio, we offer not only great products and service, but also very attractive prices. Efficient operations and our simple corporate structure help us maintain low overhead, a contributing fact keeping our prices down. Plus, it’s our policy to pass on price decreases to our customers. It has always been our philosophy to treat our employees and our customers right, a tradition that we believe contributes to our continued success.
Trio Supply may be a small company, but we take full advantage of big company technology to streamline our operations. Our sophisticated computer systems help us track inventory and stay on top of all key operations. We also use our technical capabilities to produce reports for our customers.
Trio Supply maintains its own truck fleet to assure reliable next-day delivery of your products on a regular basis throughout our region. We have eleven trucks now, and continually expand the fleet to keep up with increases in our sales volumes. Our courteous drivers know the customers on their routes and their delivery preferences. Plus, we gladly make unscheduled deliveries for the emergencies that inevitably arise. Our salespeople (including our owners) use their own vehicles to facilitate those special deliveries at odd hours for you. Nothing pleases us more than being able to go the extra mile to make a customer happy.
Trio Supply is proud to be associated with The United Group (TUG), a nationwide member-owned organization comprised of independent distributors and allied vendors of disposable products from the janitorial/sanitary, industrial packaging and foodservice markets. Among the benefits of our TUG membership, is access to a wider variety of products from leading manufacturers, as well as the numerous advantages that come with group buying power.
45 Northern Stacks Drive,
Trio Supply Company is a leading Twin Cities distributor of institutional food service disposables, plus janitorial and sanitary products. Our experienced staff, depth of inventory, and superior service make us unique in our market.
Trio Supply's primary customer base includes restaurants, schools, hospitals, and government agencies, as well as office buildings, and any other concern using institutional paper, janitorial or sanitary products. Our product lines feature variety and depth unmatched in our region, and our fill rate can't be beat. Back orders are simply unheard of at Trio Supply.Learn More
Wide variety of quality products always in stock for next day delivery
Unbeatable fill rate
Knowledgeable staff of industry veterans
Outstanding personal attention and service
Hands-on corporate philosophy
Fair, honest and straightforward business practices