Marco Purchases Midwest Business Systems

Focus on Serving North Dakota Continues

Bismarck, ND – Marco announced today they have purchased Midwest Business Systems, a copier and printer company with offices in Bismarck, Dickinson, Jamestown and Minot, North Dakota. The 27 employees from Midwest Business Systems have joined the Marco team.

Marco already has an office in Fargo and Grand Forks that employs 36 people. The purchase allows Marco to expand its technical expertise and service offerings throughout the North Dakota area.

This is Marco's fifth acquisition over the past five months, adding a total of 157 employees to its workforce through acquisitions in 2012. Earlier in December, Marco purchased Mason City Business Systems and their six locations in Iowa. Marco now employs 620 people throughout 35 locations in the Upper Midwest.

"Our acquisition strategy involves buying companies that offer similar products and services as Marco but has locations where we don't currently have a presence," Marco CEO Jeff Gau said. "We plan to expand our service offerings to clients in these areas to provide them with even more innovative technology and expert service and support."

Midwest Business Systems was established in 1989 and serves over 6,000 customers. "Marco adds exciting new products and services," said Marty Presler, owner of Midwest Business Systems. "And our staff will deliver the same support Midwest Business Systems is known for."

Marco helps organizations manage their information by applying network expertise to voice, data, video, and print solutions. Marco, founded in 1973, 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.

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