Marco Inc., a technology company based in St. Cloud, Minn., has purchased Hyde Telecom Partners Inc., an Urbandale data and communications company that serves clients in Central and Eastern Iowa. The acquisition is Marco's sixth in the past nine months, the company said in a press release. In December, Marco purchased Mason City Business Systems and its six Iowa locations, along with Midwest Office Automations in Sioux City and Storm Lake. Marco now employs 100 people in Iowa and a total of 650 in 34 locations in the upper Midwest. Founded in 1973, Marco is a 100 percent employee-owned company and recently recently the 2013 Minnesota Business Community Impact Award.