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1981 Founder Harry Jackson opens Advanced Business Equipment in the Oak Forest Shopping Center, with 4 employees

1992 ABE builds new facilities and transfers to current location on Sweeten Creek Rd; has 14 employees

1997 ABE receives Konica Minolta Pro-Tech Service Center award for 1st time...and goes on to win it every year for the next 15 years in a row

1998 ABE adds additional building space for warehouse, has 32 employees

1999 ABE becomes Authorized Minolta Training Facility

2000 ABE adds 2-story wing onto Sweeten Creek facilities, has 42 employees

2001 ABE expands offerings to add network copiers

2002 Kevin Jackson, son of founder Harry, joins the ABE Sales team

2004 ABE becomes Authorized Canon Training Facility

2008 Harry retires; Kevin takes over as CEO and President

2008 ABE receives Bizhub Pro Standards award from Konica Minolta

2009 ABE receives Asheville Chamber of Commerce Skyhigh Growth Award

2010 ABE expands to open location in Greenville, SC, serving the Upstate

2010 ABE receives Asheville Chamber of Commerce Skyhigh Growth Award

2011 ABE receives Asheville Chamber of Commerce Skyhigh Growth Award

2012 ABE receives Asheville Chamber of Commerce Skyhigh Growth Award

2012 ABE receives Canon Outstanding Partner Award

2013 ABE opens Advanced Information Systems, expands offerings from network copiers, printers, and document management to include business IT services such as network management, data backup, security, help desk support, cloud solutions & IT assessments

2015 ABE receives Asheville Chamber of Commerce Skyhigh Growth Award

2016 Company fleet reaches 16 vehicles, servicing the WNC area and the Upstate

2016 ABE receives Dealer of Distinction Award from Great America Financial Services

2016 ABE celebrates 35 years in business

2017 ABE implements web-based fleet management tool with real time GPS tracking technology for fast, efficient service

2017 ABE awarded Dealer of Distinction from Great America Financial Services

2018 ABE employs 43 people, including 15 service technicians and 11 account representatives in 2 states