History

Tri-Arc, Inc. was established by industry professional, Mike Schwenk, in 2001. Operating in a small warehouse located in a shared building on Commerce Street in Missoula, Montana, Tri-Arc started as a humble local business that served a small number of incredibly loyal and important customers–all of which were other locally owned, independent businesses in Western Montana. As with all start-up local businesses, everyday during the first few years was touch-and-go. But, over time, and with unwavering customer support and loyalty, Tri-Arc’s business slowly started to grow. Employees were added, delivery trucks purchased, and inventory grew to meet our slowly expanding customer base.

We at Tri-Arc know that we’ll never be as big as our competitors and we wouldn’t have it any other way. As a Montana company, our customers value the fact that they can talk with the owner over a cup of coffee. Our business grew and prospered from the loyalty of other local businesses, and that is what we will always be: local and independent. But that doesn’t mean we don’t understand business. In a price sensitive economy we are the most competitive welding, industrial and gas supply company in Western Montana because we keep our overhead low, buy smart, and pass our savings on to our customers. You can reach us at 549-2003 in Missoula.

Tri-Arc is, and always will be a Montana Company.