Tate Technology relocating to Spokane Valley
Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology is relocating to Spokane Valley.
The company, which has occupied a building at 3102 E. Trent Ave. for more than two decades, received an eminent domain notice from WSDOT last year to make way for the North-South Corridor freeway project.
Tate Technology president Scott Tate said the notice prompted a relocation to an existing 18,000 square foot building at 5716 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley, formerly occupied by Great Spaces, an office furniture store.
The project contractor is Spokane-based Kearsley Construction and the architect is Uptic Studios. JBH Holdings LLC purchased the building for $1.5 million in 2018.
Tate Technology, which has more than 40 employees, provides consignment and “turnkey” electronic manufacturing for various industries. It also creates prototypes as well as produces and assembles large quantities of circuit boards.
The company was founded in 1992 by Tate’s father, Lee, a former senior officer of Key Tronic Corporation, Sperry Univac and Texas Instruments. Tate assumed the role of company president in 2013.
Renovations totaling than $700,000 began last week on the building and are expected to be complete by July.