About Us

 

Distribution Resources, Inc. (DRI)
DRI was established in 1989 to address a void in the Seattle area’s warehousing industry for a distribution/fulfillment 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_1

Working with startup companies such as Cutter & Buck and with established firms of the likes of Topline Corporation (fashion footwear) and Chevignon, DRI began establishing it’s reputation for timely and accurate order fulfillment.  As the business environment changed, so did DRI.  With the increased emphasis by the retailers for "floor ready" merchandise came the requirement for increased demands on value added services provided at the distribution level.  DRI provides services in this area that include application and printing of price tickets/stickers, adding hangers to garments, prepacking/bundle reconfiguration as just a few examples.  DRI also became well versed in the EDI requirements and processes and provides either a stand alone system or can work with a client’s own integrated system.

DRI has provided 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 job performance has been key to DRI’s continued success.

Located in Kent, Washington
DRI is located in Kent, Washington.  We’re a half-hour drive from either the Port of Seattle or the Port of Tacoma.  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.

23001 54th Ave S, Kent 98032
Kent, WA 98032

 

Directions
From I-5
Take the WA-516 E exit, EXIT 149A, toward Kent.
Turn right onto WA-516/S Kent des Moines Rd.
Take the 1st left onto Military Rd S.
Turn right onto Veterans Dr.
Veterans Dr becomes S 228th St.
Turn left onto 54th Ave S.
23001 54TH AVE S is on the left.

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.

Contact Us Today at (253) 395-5455

 

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Paul Prusi, President