Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 9:29 am

Marco expands in Iowa with acquistion of Quad Cities Business Systems, Inc.

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Press release submitted by Marco


St. Cloud, MN – Marco announced today they have purchased Mason City Business Systems, Inc. in Iowa, 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.

This acquisition is Marco's largest acquisition to date and brings Marco'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. "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 over 3,000 customers.

"We are extremely excited about the expanded tools, product offerings and services we will be able to bring to our customers as part of Marco's team," said Allen Behning, President of Mason City Business Systems, Inc. "Marco's reputation in the industry is unprecedented and will provide our employees many opportunities for professional growth."

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.

Marco, founded in 1973, is a 100 percent employee owned company that has been consistently recognized as one of the best places to work. Marco was named among the Top 25 Best Companies to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute, received the Minnesota Work-Life Champions Award and recognized as a top place to work by the Star Tribune and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.