Struve Distributing Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, Closes Its Doors After 51 Years

Struve Distributing Co., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based distributor of amusement and full line vending equipment to five states, has decided to close its doors after 51 years, according to Kent Larsen, general manager. The company served customers in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Nevada, Larsen said.

Larsen cited declining sales as the reason for the decision. He said the company presently has four employees, down from a high of 13 employees 12 years ago.

Larsen said the company was more active in the amusement machine business than full line vending. Its full line vending lines include Automated Merchandising Systems, Coin Acceptors Inc. and Royal Vendors.