Questar Telecom Inc., 180 E. 100 South, is expanding its Wasatch Front radio communication activities by acquiring Industrial Electronics and Communications Inc. for an undisclosed price.

In the transaction, Questar Telecom acquired 40 specialized mobile radio channels, 12 ultra high frequency repeaters, a paging service and more than 1,000 radio units serving about 500 customers between Logan and Provo. The purchase almost doubled Questar Telecom's Wasatch Front customer base."This acquisition provides the communications backbone for complete two-way radio coverage from the Idaho border to Santaquin," said James Mascher, QT general manager.

Mascher said the two previous owners of IEC will join Questar Telecom's staff along with five of their former employees. The company also has offices in Orem and Ogden.