Weymouth Distributing Co., based in Los Angeles, Calif., is closing its doors after a 55-year run. Laura Weymouth, the sole owner of Weymouth Distributing Co., recently had a heart attack and triple bypass along with a valve replacement; now her doctors are telling her she needs to reduce her stress or risk another heart attack. “This truly is a life or death decision for me,” said Weymouth in a prepared statement. “I want to thank our fiercely loyal customers and our suppliers for all their love and support over the years; without them we would never have lasted as long as we have,”
Weymouth Distributing will be closing out the remaining inventory of parts and equipment for the remainder of the year and will not reopen for the new year. Bill Watson, general manager, said, “Due to the current economic situation in the U.S., and California in particular, we have been keeping minimal inventory on hand, so finishing out that inventory will not take long. I will be here with our operations manager, George Nye, for at least the month of January wrapping things up and fulfilling our existing obligations to our customers and suppliers.”
Albert Weymouth started in the coin-op industry in 1930 selling Rowe cigarette machines and in 1939, he added phonographs and amusement games. In 1949, Weymouth became the first distributor for Automatic Products and incorporated Weymouth Distributing Co. Inc. in 1957. Weymouth passed away in 1996 and left the business to his daughter Laura who has been running the business since.
For information, call Watson at the office 213-748-5181 ext. 104 or on his cell phone, 213-305-7221.