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Robert L. Griggs

Chairman of Trinity Products

A lifelong Missourian, Robert L. Griggs graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1977 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He started Trinity Products in 1979 along with two other partners before buying the final partner out in 1993.


Along with his lovely wife Shelly, he currently lives in St. Charles, MO. His two sons are University of Missouri, Columbia graduates, and currently are working for Trinity Products.

Robert has served as President and Treasurer of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors (NASPD), an international organization of more than 300 steel distributors and is involved with the CPTI (Committee on Pipe & Tube Import) which lobbies Congress on Pipe and Steel related issues.

He has spent his entire career in the steel and fabrications industry and has seen Trinity’s sales and manufacturing grow from a fab shop of $2.2 million sales in 1993 to over 250 million in sales in .

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Foundational Leadership

Growth Doesn't Start at the Top

How do you lead your organization with the most important people in mind? In Lead from the Bottom, Robert Griggs highlights his journey from being a young entrepreneur to becoming the founder and president of Trinity Products. After the loss of his mother at an early age, Robert began work…

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