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Marion Salutes All Veterans

Marion Body Works excels with help from the qualities that veterans bring to our workforce. Last week, one of the Marion family, Staff Sgt. Adam Zuehl, a Mechanical Drafter, was deployed to active duty with the U.S. Army. Our thoughts and prayers are with Adam and his family while he serves our country. We look forward to his safe return home and to our engineering department here at Marion.

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Marion Defense Builds On Success

Marion Defense has been building a diverse line of truck bodies for the US Military and our Allies for over three decades.  With proven platforms like the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) deployed globally, Marion has earned a reputation for delivering rugged and innovative vehicle components.

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Marion Body Works Named Navistar Diamond Supplier Award Winner

Navistar honored an elite group of suppliers the night of February 15th at their Lisle Ill headquarters. This group of 32 top performing suppliers were awarded the Navistar Diamond Supplier Award. The suppliers recognized, represent the top one half of one percent of the supply base.

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Marion donates to the House of Hope Building Fund

Marion was very proud to recently donate $5000 to the House of Hope Building Fund. This wonderful organization provides support in a variety of ways to the citizens of the Marion area.

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Clean Harbors 32nd Annual Charity Golf Outing

Curt Ignacio - President of Marion, and Mike Foley - VP of Sales, attended the Annual Clean Harbors Charity Golf Outing. The Founder and Chairman of Clean Harbors has hosted this event annually to support the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. All of the proceeds from this outing are sent directly to this cancer foundation.

Alan McKim and Bill McKim from Clean Harbors both had kind words to say about their relationship with Marion Body Works. Over 150 golfers participated in this fun event for a worthwhile cause. Marion was a sponsor of the event along with other well known names including Peterbilt and Maxon. It was a great day for a great cause!

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Marion Supports Manawa Veterans Memorial

One value that stands strong in Marion Body Works’ history is to support local communities. This year has been no exception as Marion gave to the Manawa Veterans Memorial. The vision behind this Memorial was to construct a lasting tribute to the Veterans who have served and all who are serving today. Many local businesses have come together to support and honor our veterans through this project. Marion Body Works is proud to be a sponsor and donated $5,000 to help fund the construction of the Freedom Park Memorial Project. Everyone at Marion takes great pride in the support of our Veterans and those that have served to help protect our freedom.

The Vison of the Manawa Veterans Memorial

The Manawa Area Veterans Freedom Park will be a lasting tribute to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Memorial is intended for ANY veteran who has honorably, living or deceased or whom is currently serving.

The construction of the park will be built on the shores of the beautiful Lake Manawa in Manawa, Wisconsin. The goal is to complete the Veterans side of the park and have it dedicated on Veterans Day, 2017.

(Pictured above: Curt Ignacio, Manawa Veterans Committee, and Veteran Marion Employees)

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Marion Continues to Equip the Next Generation

Marion Body Works strives to be the employer of choice in our community and beyond. One way in which we do this is by equipping the next generation with the skills and knowledge to enter the workplace after graduation. Marion provides a select group of talented interns with the chance to work in their studied field and apply a hands on approach. This year, without exception, we welcome again a very driven group of college students to MBW this summer. Let’s meet the Marion college interns for 2017.

Steven Papendorf- Carroll University
Internship: IT Department for Marion Body Works, Inc
Major: Information Technology and Business Leadership
Graduation Date: 2020

Joe Foley- University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Internship: Engineering Department for Marion Body Works, Inc
Major: Manufacturing Technology Management, Minor: Industrial Control Systems
Graduation Date: December of 2017

Andrew Klemp- University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Internship: Engineering Department for Marion Body Works, Inc
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: 2020

Casey Clark- University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Internship: Engineering Department for Marion Body Works, Inc
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: 2020

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