Salt Lake based-Associated Business Products, which has an affiliated corporation in Idaho, has been acquired by Alco Standard Corp. of New York for an undisclosed amount.

Lee Archer, who has been chief operating officer, will continue in that capacity for the Utah and Idaho operations. There will be no personnel changes among the 200 employees and all key management people will remain in both states to continue business as usual.ABP was founded in Utah by Archer and Judy Maack in August 1975 as a Canon Copier dealership. Since that time, Canon also has marketed facsimile machines, laser printers and typing stations through ABP.