Let DRI Handle Your Apparel Distributor Needs
Distribution Resources, Inc. (DRI) is a full service third-party logistics provider (3PL) located in Kent, Washington. DRI’s primary focus is handling and distribution of apparel merchandise. 3PL services provided include full case/cross dock receipt and shipment, order fulfillment, pick and pack, flat pack GOH, value added processes of all types, returns processing and quality control audits/inspections. 3PL operations are conducted in two facilities (225,000 sq ft) in the Kent valley, offering great access to the Port of Seattle, the Port of Tacoma, and SeaTac International Airport.
Located in Kent, Washington
DRI was established in 1989 to address a void in the Seattle area’s warehousing industry for a 3PL company experienced in handling apparel. The company was founded by Paul Prusi who then enlisted the expertise of long time associate David VanderSluis. Both individuals had 15 years of management experience in the operations and distribution processes of local sportswear wholesalers and retailers. DRI has provided 3PL service for a wide range of importers/manufacturers. Products have included hospital supplies and exam tables, inflatable boats, pasta and apparel. The quality and timeliness of the 3PL job performance has been key to DRI’s continued success. There are several major freeways and highways in or near Kent, including Interstate 5, State Route 167, and State Route 18. Heavy rail service includes two major north-south lines through the Kent Valley, with freight traffic operations by the BNSF and Union Pacific railroads.
Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle was the fifth largest container port in the U.S. in 2005 and the 37th largest in the world in 2005. Served by 24 regularly scheduled steamship lines, it is the top U.S. port in container tonnage exports to Asia. The Port manages 6 commercial marine terminals with 26 container cranes, a modern deep-draft grain terminal, a customs examination station, and a foreign trade zone, including 1,400 acres of port marine and airport facilities.
Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is the seventh largest container port in North America. Located on Commencement Bay – a natural, deep-water harbor in Southern Puget Sound – the Port has 2,400 acres that are used for shipping terminal activity and warehouse, distributing, and manufacturing.
SeaTac International Airport
Seatac Airport is the 19th busiest airport in the United States. In 2008, the airport serviced more than 32 million air passengers and delivered more than 290,000 metric tons of air cargo. The airport offers almost 900,000 square feet of cargo warehouse, airmail, and office space for the dynamic mix of domestic and international air cargo activity. The airport also has more than 1.5 million square feet of aircraft parking apron.
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