MILWAUKEE - Gustave A. Larson Co. has purchased some assets of Pameco Corp. in seven states. Larson will now be operating these 14 locations in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

According to the company, this move is designed to establish a major presence for Larson in the Colorado, Utah and Idaho markets, and help strengthen Larson's customer service to customers in the other states.

Andrew Larson, president of Gustave A. Larson Co., said he was excited about the opportunity created by the purchase.

"It is exciting for us to be able to introduce Larson to an entirely new group of customers. After a short transition time of inventory replenishment, our focus will be on deepening our customer relationships through offering high customer service levels, from an inventory, educational and technical perspective," Larson said.

Larson's products include residential and commercial HVAC equipment and accessories and commercial refrigeration products. Following the completion of these transactions, the company will operate 45 locations serving customers in 13 Midwest states.