Posted by Marion Body Works on (June 22, 2022)

Marion Body Works Welcomes 2022 Summer Interns

Marion, Wis. – Marion Body Works, A leading national manufacturer of commercial truck bodies, fire & emergency apparatus, custom cabs, custom engineered vehicles, and defense bodies, is committed to fostering the next generation of young professionals. The company is proud to host six interns for the 2022 Summer Internship Program.

The engineering department welcomes Kayla Lipsey (UW-Platteville), David Kanowitz (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), and Zack Watters (UW-Platteville). Watters returns after working at Marion Body Works through the high school Youth Apprenticeship Program from 2018-2020. Holden Young (UW-Green Bay) will be working in the accounting department and Justin Sivertson (UW-La Crosse) will aid the purchasing department. Finally, rounding out the group is the marketing intern, Michael Marshall (UW-Green Bay). 

Marion Body Works will provide hands on learning, valuable experiences and the opportunity for interns to hone in on critical skills in their respective field of interest. In addition to participating in collaborative projects, companywide events, and conferences, the interns are invited to Lunch and Learn events throughout the summer. The goal of the Lunch and Learns is to provide cross-department knowledge and support a well-rounded education before entering the workforce. At the end of the summer, the Marion Body Works Leadership Team and various community members will observe presentations from the interns on their learnings throughout the experience.

The company is passionate about providing the chance for students to pursue their professional dreams in an exemplary business setting. As a result of the summer internship program over the years, Marion Body Works has had the pleasure of welcoming various participants as full-time employees. Cameron Prailes, Accounting Specialist; Bridget Streicher, CAD Designer; Lasia Vang, IT Specialist; Seth Korb, CAD Designer; Andrew Klemp, CAD Designer; and Steven Papendorf, Business Intelligence, are a few examples of previous interns who have chosen to call Marion Body Works home post graduation.

"We have constructed our internship program to reflect what these students need but more importantly, what they want." Said Curt Ignacio, president and CEO of Marion Body Works. "Your years spent in college are some of the most memorable and defining of your life. If we can be a small part of that, and help our interns discover or solidify their professional calling along the way, then we've done our job correctly." 

(Pictured L to R: Kayla Lipsey, Justin Sivertson, Holden Young, Michael Marshall, Zack Watters and Curt Ignacio - not pictured: David Kanowitz) 


Learn about other available opportunities at Marion Body Works' here.

About Marion Body Works

Marion Body Works manufactures Fire & Emergency Apparatus, Commercial Truck Bodies, Aluminum Custom Cabs, Custom Engineered Vehicles, and Defense Products for customers across the country. Marion has been privately owned, family operated, and continuously operated in Marion since they were founded in 1905. Marion specializes in all aluminum products, with more experience in this area than any other U.S. manufacturer. The company’s capabilities include aluminum and steel fabrication, welding, plumbing, foam insulation, hydraulics, electrical and electronic controls, and painting.