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WESTERN SUPPLY SELLS BUSINESS TO WESCO

Western Supply Co. has sold its $7 million distribution business to Wesco Distributing of Salt Lake City.

Western Supply is the regional distributor for the White-Westinghouse line of consumer appliances and also represents Frigiking evaporative coolers.Wesco Distributing is the distributor of Zenith television, camcorders and VCRs in the Intermountain area. Owners are Rod Hitt, Mike Place, David Gillette and Mac Bay.

G. LaMont Richards, president of the 35-year-old Western Supply, said the combination of the two companies will make Wesco one of the largest distributors of TVs and appliances in the area.

Richards said the business would continue at its present location at 2675 S. 900 West with its present employees.

Financing for the merger was handled by Key Bank of Utah.