Marion Body Works Adds Manufacturing Facility in Shawano, Wisconsin

Published Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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, Wisconsin, 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 two training rooms, an 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. 

“It is an undisputable 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 serving 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 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 its headquarters at 211 W. Ramsdell Street in Marion, WI. 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 Body Works’ position for growth and communicates the strength of its 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 Body Works 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 Body Works name will bear the same high quality our customers have come to rely on.”


About Marion Body Works

Marion Body Works, Inc., is a national manufacturer of commercial truck bodies, fire and emergency apparatus, aluminum custom cabs, custom-engineered vehicles and defense industry products. The privately-owned, family operated company has maintained continuous operations in Marion, Wis. since its founding in 1905. Marion has more experience in specialty metal fabrication than any other manufacturer in the U.S., including aluminum and steel, welding, plumbing, foam insulation, hydraulics, electrical and painting