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Tate Technology wins small business award

Tate Technology Inc. of Spokane will receive the U.S. Small Business Administration Family-Owned Business Award for Washington and Region 10 at a Seattle banquet Thursday.

The custom manufacturer of electrical components employs 32 at its Trent Avenue plant. Annual sales are about $4 million.

Lee Tate founded the company in 1992. Son Scott, who earned a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Utah,  joined Tate in 2007 after working for a industrial controls supplier.

Daughter Tracy Cavanagh works for Itron Inc.


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