Marion Body Works' Capabilities

Welding Capabilities

Top Coaching Talent…

Welding-coach

We have had a certified welding inspector on staff for more than 20 years, who:

  • Has been recognized as a National Welding Educator of the Year
  • Received the H. Victor Baldi Excellence in Instruction Award from Fox Valley Technical College
  • Has strong ties to the regional technical community, which helps drive continuous learning and technical feedback into the operation
  • Drives discipline into the welding workforce that drives Marion’s workmanship

… Leads to Top Welding Talent

Marion Body Works has built a well-educated, diversified group of more than 100 qualified welders for aluminum, steel, stainless steel and galvaneal per American Welders Society (AWS) guidelines for D1.1, D1.2 and D1.6.

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Training and Supervision

Each welder is provided classroom instruction followed by hands-on demonstrations and then supervised practice sessions. These welders then perform small application work under close supervision until their welding work is deemed passable. After that welders are then dedicated to a specific department, with some becoming utility players who can move between areas.

Once on the Marion team, each welder receives continuous training and learning opportunities to keep them at a high level of performance. Marion's welding has been third-party tested and approved using X-rays, ultrasound, and Magnetic Particle Inspection on multiple occasions

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Equipment

Marion Body Works has more than 100 welding stations, top-of-the-line welding tables, fixtures and jigs, plus custom-made equipment to support our welding teams.

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Marion also has robotic welding capabilities, which provides the ability to repeat welds on multi-piece builds.

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Techniques

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), “MIG” including cold metal transfer and pulse welding.
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), “TIG”
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Practice

Marion Body Works purchases more than 1 million pounds of aluminum each year!