These are the keys to our 47 years of success as Des Moines' number-one resource for technology solutions. Since 1974, Triad Productions has grown from a professional recording studio into a full-service technology integration company, with specialties in audio video production, installation and industrial control. Our continued success is thanks to our willingness to adapt to an ever-changing industry and even anticipate future trends by constantly exploring new technology solutions.
July 1, 1974 - Triad was started by Dick Trump, Virgil Carpenter, Tom Tucker and Joe Borg as a full service recording studio at 1910 Ingersoll Ave.
1978 - Bill Synhorst joined the company and became an owner by buying out Virgil Carpenter.
1982 - Our first show control project was Celebration Station – animatronics, control and recorded songs and dialog.
1985 - Tom Tucker moved to Minneapolis to start the Triad North studio.
1987 - Tom Tucker left the company.
1988 - Triad installed and programmed animatronic robot greeters at the World Expo where the theme for the Expo was “Leisure in the Age of Technology.
1988 - 2012 - Triad provided various industrial panels for Chuck E. Cheese.
1990 - Triad provided control equipment and programming for five major attractions (Earthquake, ET, Ghostbusters, Hanna Barbera and Horror Make-Up) for the opening of Universal Studios Florida.
1995 - Triad purchased the assets of AV Services and brought the employees to Triad.
1995 - 2003 - Triad provided show control equipment for Ridefilm motion simulator experiences with locations around the world. Some of these motion simulator experiences still exist in Las Vegas.
1997 - Joe Borg passed away.
1997 - Triad provided audio, video and control equipment and installation for the GE Pavilion Innoventions at Disney Epcot in Orlando, FL.
1997 to present - Triad started working with Pioneer Hi-Bred International, initially assembling circuit boards and cable harnesses and progressing to industrial control panels and more complex projects.
1998 - Triad provided the show control system for Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. (link to projects page)
1998 - Triad provided audio, video and control equipment and installation for the Kaiser Permanente exhibit at Disney’s Innoventions West in Anaheim, CA.
1998 - Triad designed and provided audio, video and control equipment, installation and programming for the Des Moines City Council Chambers.
1999 - Triad provided control equipment for the Fall of Atlantis fountain show at Caesars Forum Shops in Las Vegas, NV.
2002 - Bill Synhorst passed away.
2003 - Dick Trump became the sole owner of Triad.
2006 - Triad was contracted by Group Delphi to provide audio, video and control equipment and installation for Yosemite Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley, CA.
2008 - Triad was contracted by Applied Art and Technology to provide audio, video and control equipment, installation and programming for the Sullivan Brothers exhibit at the Grout Museum in Waterloo, IA.
2009 - Triad was contracted by Group Delphi to provide audio, video and control equipment and installation for the Hawaiian Hall at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI.
2012 - Triad was contracted by Group Delphi to develop signature exhibits for the main lobby of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX.
2013 - Triad inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame.
2014 - Triad redesigned and installed a new sound system and a 3-camera recording system for Plymouth Congregational Church’s remodeled sanctuary in Des Moines, IA.
2016 - Triad was contracted by Group Delphi to provide and install audio, video and control equipment for the Golden State Warriors sales offices for their new arena. (link to projects page)
2017 - Triad was contracted by Amaze Designs, Inc. to provide and install video, audio and control equipment for the Perot Family Museum in Dallas, TX.
2017-2018 - Triad was contracted by Group Delphi to provide audio equipment, networking equipment and installation labor for Toyota’s Experience Center in Plano, TX.
2018 - Triad moved to 2120 Rittenhouse St. and Dick Trump partially retired.
2021 - Triad became employee owned.