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EDI History

From our humble beginning in 1878 our family business has been continually operating in Portland, Oregon. We're now operating with the fifth generation of the Cronin Family. We look forward to serving you in the future.
  --- Sincerely, A.M. Cronin III

Our Company was founded by Patrick J. Cronin in Portland, Oregon in 1878. He manufactured saddles and harness equipment. At the turn of the century, Ambrose M. Cronin Sr. and Ambrose M. Cronin Jr. distributed tires and auto parts—the Cronin Company was an automotive wholesaler. In 1934, Electrical Distributing, Inc. was franchised by Zenith Radio Corporation and spent 60 years as a Zenith distributor. In an effort to diversify, EDI continued to add tier one brands like Samsung, Toshiba, JVC, Weber and LG Appliances to the portfolio. EDI corporate offices are in Portland Oregon with an additional office and warehouse in Seattle, Washington. We pride ourselves on being the best solution to solve our dealers consumer electronic needs. With our experience and distribution capabilities we’re widely recognized as the Northwest’s premier Distributor of CE products.