History

The Power of Three

Tri-anim was founded in 1975 by Bob Byers, Jr., Don DeMate and Jay E. Davis. The name Tri-anim originated from the three founders (Tri) combined with the latin word, “anima” meaning “life, breath and soul.” Today, the “Tri” in Tri-anim has also grown to represent a strong sense of honesty, integrity and service.

Decades of Growth

A strong reputation for quality products and reliable customer service helped the company flourish throughout the 80s and 90s. In the last decade, a series of strategic mergers and acquisitions further stimulated the company’s growth.

Tri-anim Timeline

1975
  • Tri-anim founded
1977
  • Repair and maintenance corporation founded
  • Homecare division formed
1979
  • Clinical Specialties acquired
1980
  • Homecare division sold
1988
  • Repair and maintenance division sold to focus on distribution
1989
  • Company moves into new corporate offices in Sylmar, California
1991
  • Associated Medical acquired
1992
  • York Medical acquired
1993
  • Rental division sold to focus on distribution
  • Allcare Medical acquired
1994
  • National Medical Specialty acquired
1995
  • Medical Oxygen and Equipment Company acquired
  • United Hospital Supply acquired
1996
  • First Corporate agreement signed
  • Foley Medical acquired
1998
  • Ridge Medical acquired
  • Custom Medical acquired
2000
  • EMS division formed
2001
  • Advanced Medical & Pharmaceutical Supplies, Inc. (AMPS) acquired
  • Technical Medical Enterprises (TME) acquired
2002
  • Tiger Medical acquired
2003
  • Inside Sales division formed
2004
  • First EMS catalog released
  • Charles Polo & Co acquired
  • Surgical division formed
2005
  • Adler Instrument Company acquired
2006
  • DMA Med-Chem Corporation acquired
2008
  • Tri-anim and Bound Tree Medical merged
2009
  • Metropolitan Medical acquired
2010
  • CVC, Inc. acquired