Improving Our World

What We Do

TRI provides analytical testing and lab services for a variety of industries. We also develop beneficial products and technologies for our clients in government and the private sector. To ensure commercial success, we assess business models and pick the right one for the product.

TRI is proud to have expanded to 150 scientists, engineers, consultants, and professionals worldwide over the past four decades.

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Our Story

J. Scott Thornton founded TRI in 1975 as a small research and development company in Austin, Texas. Since then, TRI has grown to 13 subsidiaries around the world. Each TRI subsidiary has a unique focus, often with overlapping and supporting interests. This structure benefits our clients, who can access TRI’s extensive experience and resources.

Our Subsidiaries

Each of our laboratories is a true problem-solving machine! With extensive experience, innovation and resources, our network of subsidiaries benefits our clients. And the value we add at each step nurtures long-term industry partnerships.

TRI Austin

TRI Air Testing

TRI Environmental

TRI Applied Tech

TRI Solutions

TRI Real Estate


We solve problems and handle tough analysis so our clients don’t have to. Our staff scientists, engineers and techs innovate using the latest tools and technologies. We’re a strong partner and a great place to work, as demonstrated by our longevity and steady growth.

Global Presence


At TRI, we work with the most talented and creative people around. From our accountants and sales team to our scientists and engineers, our staff are the reason we are successful.