Ohio's Pioneer Vending Acquires Michigan's Midwest Amusement Co.

Posted On: 7/20/2016

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CINCINNATI, OH -- Pioneer Vending said it has purchased Midwest Amusement Co. (Jackson, MI), making it one of the largest providers of amusement vending equipment in southern Michigan. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Pioneer Vending entered the Michigan market in 2012 with the acquisition of Coin Op Services (Adrian, MI). It has continued to grow throughout the northern Ohio, northern Indiana and southern Michigan regions.

"The acquisition of Midwest Amusement Co. was an ideal fit into our long-term growth strategy," said Pioneer Vending general manager Luke Adams, "and it opens up many new growth possibilities in southern and central Michigan."

Included in the transaction were key members of Midwest Amusement Co. "I couldn't ask for a more closely aligned team members than Midwest Amusement Co. to help Pioneer Vending's growth and deliver increased value to our customers," Adams said.

Pioneer Vending reported that, with the acquisition of Midwest Amusement, it has become the largest provider of amusement vending equipment in the Midwest, serving more than 1,000 locations. Its territory now extends from Elizabethtown, KY, to Lansing, MI, along the I-75 corridor. Pioneer also said that it operates more TouchTunes jukeboxes than any other U.S. company.

Founded in 1909 by current owner Bill Westerhaus's grandfather Joseph George Westerhaus, Pioneer Vending was originally known as the Westerhaus Amusement Co. In addition to jukeboxes, it operates pool tables, ATMs, dartboards, videogames, cigarette machines and beverage services. Its customers include restaurants, bars and taverns, family entertainment centers, private clubs, sports centers and commercial businesses.