Even in tech age, St. Louis firm still selling local maps
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ For decades, the Matrisotto family has helped people get around the St. Louis region the old fashioned way, with a map.
The age of technology has cut sales in half, but the family’s Wunnenberg’s street guide is still going.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Wunnenberg’s street guide has been around for 60 years and owned by the Matrisotto family since 1983. They’re produced under the company name St. Louis Area Maps Inc.
Nick Matrisotto, the company’s director of operations, says smartphones, mapping apps and GPS have been tough on business. About 130,000 of the street guides were sold in 2008. Now the company sells about half that.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch