Strong leadership contributes to Richland company’s 41 years of success

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Continuity can be a key to long-term success.

It seems to be the case for Abadan Tri-Cities, a Richland company going strong since 1975.

“It’s cross-generational. I’m the fourth owner,” said Tyler Best, president and general manager. “Each leader, from John Wells, the original owner, to Lee Pinnell, to my dad, has been great at passing down knowledge.”

It all combines for a family-owned business that continues to succeed, Best said.

“It’s ever-changing, and it’s great to work with awesome people and employees,” said Best, who has been with Abadan Tri-Cities for 15 years.

Abadan was founded in 1953 in Spokane, selling and servicing office equipment.

Best’s father, Bob Best, was working for Bonneville Blueprints in Boise, Idaho, while going to college in 1973.

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Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey Morrow

Jeff Morrow retired from the Tri-City Herald in 2015. Jeff spent 30 years on the Herald’s sports staff, including the last 19 as the sports editor. Although he likes to write, Jeff still finds time to travel, golf and take care of his family’s three dogs. He and his wife of 31 years, Connie, have two adult daughters.

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