TRI Employees Assemble Prosthetic Hands for People in Need

August 15, 2014 News

Seattle, Wash. (Aug 15, 2014) – Employees from TRInternational, Inc. (TRI) built ten prosthetic hands for amputees from developing countries through a teambuilding activity at an event marking the company’s 20th anniversary.


WHAT: Twenty-seven TRI team members from across North America gathered at the company’s Seattle headquarters to participate in the Odyssey Teams “Helping Hands” training solutions program, during which they assembled ten prosthetic hands for amputees and landmine survivors which will be distributed in one of 67 developing countries.

“We’re thrilled to work with Odyssey Teams again, its LifeCycles event brought our teams together in ways we didn’t think possible,” said TRI’s Executive Assistant and Human Resources Manager, Marjalena Santos. “We chose to celebrate two decades of success with the Helping Hands program as an opportunity to give back to others in the international community and provide a spectacular setting to bring our company values to life through collaboration, commitment and service,” adds TRI’s Director of Marketing, Jennifer Calvery.

The plastic hands, designed by the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation, are composed of moving and non-moving high-grip digits controlled by a spring-loaded mechanism. The hands are strapped on, not surgically attached, and can be easily mastered so that recipients can quickly undertake the tasks of daily living — sipping a beverage, tying a shoelace, holding a pen or a computer mouse.

About Odyssey Teams
Odyssey Teams, founded in 1991, is a recognized pioneer in team building and leadership skills development. Odyssey Teams created the renowned Life Cycles program in which participants renew their commitments to their organizations and communities while building free bikes for deserving children. In the past eight years, more than 10,000 bikes have been provided worldwide. Odyssey Teams remains at the forefront of philanthropic team building with a program in which participants create prosthetic hands for amputees. Odyssey Teams’ blue-chip clients have included Wells Fargo, Abbott Laboratories and eBay. For more information on how Odyssey Teams can help “build” individuals and teams, please visit or telephone Lain Hensley at 530-342-1650.

About TRInternational, Inc.
TRInternational, Inc. (TRI) provides creative sourcing solutions, quality product alternatives and personal customer service as a world-class, full-line global chemical distributor throughout many industries. , TRI provides innovative and competitive sourcing solutions by sharing of global market information and developing mutually beneficial opportunities by creating sustainable partnerships worldwide. With offices throughout the United States, Canada, Shanghai, Dubai, U.A.E. and Delhi, TRI is able to play a key role in international chemical distribution. The company celebrates 20 successful years of hard work, consistency, unparalleled ethical standards and commitment to taking care of employees, customers and suppliers.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Calvery, Marketing Manager, at +1(206) 505-3500 x7841, email [email protected] or visit TRInternational online at