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Marco expands in Iowa with acquisition of Mason City Business Systems, Inc.

WORTHINGTON -- Marco has announced its purchase of Mason City Business Systems Inc., also doing business as Cedar Rapids Business Systems Inc., Des Moines Business Systems Inc., Fort Dodge Business Systems Inc., Quad Cities Business Systems Inc. and Waterloo Business Systems Inc.

The acquisition is Marco's largest to date and brings the company's technical and network expertise to Mason City Business Systems' already well-established copier and printer services.

Their 75 employees have joined the Marco team.

"This acquisition supports our commitment to growth and our strategy of geographic expansion," Marco CEO Jeff Gau said in a press release. "We look forward to continuing Mason City Business Systems' commitment to satisfying clients in the state of Iowa and providing opportunities for their valued employees. Our plan will be to expand our expertise and service offerings to provide even more innovative technology and expert service and support."

Mason City Business Systems, Inc. is an Iowa-based copier and printer solutions company with offices in Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Quad Cities and Waterloo.

The company was established in 1977 and supports more than 3,000 customers.

Marco helps organizations manage their information by applying network expertise to voice, data, video, and print solutions.

This is the company's third acquisition over the past four months, adding a total of 109 employees to its workforce through acquisitions in 2012. Marco employs 570 people throughout 29 offices in the Upper Midwest.