GREAT BEND – Straub International has announced that its Larned location will be consolidated into the agricultural equipment dealer’s remaining locations.

Straub International has been providing farm and ranch necessities in Kansas for more than 40 years. The business has locations in Salina, Hutchinson, Pratt, Wichita and Marion.

CEO Larry Straub said a general slowing of business made the decision to close the Larned store necessary for the firm to become more efficient. “Since the Larned location is only 20 miles away from our Great Bend store, there are many service overlaps,” Straub said.

Straub said the decision to eliminate the Larned business was “extremely difficult.”

“With this change, our goal is to help Straub International adjust to a level that can be sustained in the current business climate,” Straub said.