Marco announced Wednesday that is has purchased Midwest Office Automations Inc., a copier and printer company with offices in Sioux City and Storm Lake. Their 21 employees have joined the Marco team.
This is Marco's fourth acquisition over the past five months, adding 130 employees to its workforce through acquisitions in 2012. Earlier in December, Marco purchased Mason City Business Systems and its six locations in Iowa, including one in Fort Dodge. Marco now employs 96 people in Iowa and a total of 593 throughout 31 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 chief executive officer 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 Office Automations Inc. was established in 1977 and serves more than 2,500 customers. "Midwest has a history of providing industry leading support and products and we are excited to continue offering 'Siouxland' the best that our industry has to offer," said Randy Shideler, vice president of Midwest Office Automations Inc. "Becoming a part of the Marco family and culture will truly add value to every relationship."
Marco helps organizations manage their information by applying network expertise to voice, data, video, and print solutions. 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.