Tri-Ed celebrates grand opening of DC Metro branch

Tri-Ed's new DC Metro branch celebrated its official Grand Opening in May. Customers were treated to an outstanding day of product specials, more than 25 vendor displays, food, entertainment, and a special visit from former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann!

The DC Metro branch serves security dealers in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC market. Industry vets Bob Farquhar, Branch Manager, and Tonya Robinson-Hartline, Business Development Manager, bring extensive industry experience to the branch. "Customers in the Mid-Atlantic can now take advantage of Tri-Ed's increased presence in this area, and the expertise that Tonya and Bob bring to our team," says Jay Heffernan, Regional VP of Sales for the Eastern U.S.

The Grand Opening Celebration attracted a big turnout from area dealers. Representatives from Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution also took part in the event, including COO Pat Comunale. Joe Theismann autographed commemorative Tri-Ed footballs for the guests and shared many stories from his NFL days. "It was a great day for everyone," Bob Farquhar adds. "We are here to serve our customers and wanted to officially welcome them to our new branch in style."

The DC Metro branch is located at 8245 Backlick Road, Suite E in Lorton, VA. (703) 339-2149. As the largest independent security distributor in North America, Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution carries the industry's leading manufacturers of IP, CCTV, access control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable, and home automation products. With 41 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, Tri-Ed continues to expand its branch locations, staff of trained professionals, product offerings, vendor partners, value-added services, and comprehensive training programs. For more information, visit