Posted by Marion Body Works on (May 12, 2022)

Marion Body Works Adds Manufacturing Facility in Shawano, Wisconsin

Marion, Wis. – Marion Body Works, A leading national manufacturer of commercial truck bodies, fire & emergency apparatus, custom cabs, custom engineered vehicles, and defense bodies, announces plans for expansion. This milestone marks an exciting new chapter in the company’s 117 year history of family ownership.

As of May 1, Marion Body Works has acquired additional manufacturing space located in Shawano, WI, just 22 miles east of their main headquarters. The building encompasses 113,000 square feet of manufacturing space and the adjacent 7,000 square foot office includes 2 training rooms, employee lounge, and numerous meeting/conference rooms. The next few months will involve executing plans to transition the commercial truck body product line to the Shawano facility. The company is targeting fall of 2022 for full production at the new location. Shawano Facility

“It is an indisputable fact that our customers’ need for commercial truck bodies has increased and so has our market share of the product. This new manufacturing space will allow us to continue to serve our customers while also acting as a catalyst for continued growth of the product line at Marion Body Works,” said Curt Ignacio, president and CEO of Marion Body Works. “It is important to me that our employees at Marion Body Works are given the tools they need to meet and exceed customer expectations. This new facility is a tremendous space addition that will enhance operations and throughput.”

 Marion Body Works is proud to maintain their headquarters in Marion, WI at 211 W Ramsdell Street. The company will continue to grow the product lines being manufactured at the main Marion campus. The addition of the new Shawano facility solidifies Marion’s position for growth, and communicates the strength of Marion’s industry presence for generations to come.

“The new commercial production facility is not just to help maintain and grow our market leading presence in this industry, but to make Marion a market leading employer in this new community and throughout Northeast Wisconsin.” Ignacio continued, “Regardless of their facility of origin, all products with the Marion name will bear the same high quality our customers have come to rely on.”


Learn more about Marion Body Works' headquarters, built in 2016, 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.