Engineering Capabilities

Initial Design, Engineering to Prints

  • Ability to use customer prints or create our own as needed
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Reverse Engineering

  • Using customer prints or CAD data if available
  • Directly from customer’s product
    • Standard measuring methods
    • Using Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) for accurate data gathering where applicable
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Rapid Prototypes

  • Team approach with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Purchasing
  • Project resources dedicated as needed
  • In-house 3D printer for quick, hands-on review of new parts
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Staff Resources

  • Dedicated engineering staff for Cabs, Defense, Commercial, Electrical, and Fire & Emergency products
  • Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Engineer support technical requirements and quality planning activities required by the automotive and defense industries
  • Quality Manager well-versed in defense contract requirements and has experience implementing ISO 9001 and Core Tool requirements


  • Draftsight 2D CAD
  • SolidWorks v2015 3D CAD, used for all product design
  • SolidWorks Simulation FEA
  • Bysoft 7 Fabrication Software (laser nesting and CNC brakes)
  • Share CAD data/models with customers via secure FTP site


Marion Body Works holds the following U.S. Patents:

  • Patent 4,871,201: “Fox-Lock” Recessed Latch Device
    Description: A recessed latch mechanism for closing and maintaining closed a flexible covering across the side of truck bodies, truck trailer or the like.
  • Patent 5,098,147: Latch for Truck or Trailer
    Description: An apparatus for securing and releasing a stake in a stake pocket comprises a spring having a fastening end and a latch end.
  • 5,219,267 Method for Salvaging the Contents of a Leaking Drum
    Description: An apparatus for transferring leaking drums to a salvage drum utilizing a liftgate assembly.