8/2015 New Headquarters for Marion Body Works, Inc. Officially Underway
Appleton, Wis. (Aug. 25, 2015) – Officials of Marion Body Works, Inc. and Consolidated Construction Co., Inc. ceremonially broke ground Monday for a new Marion Body Works headquarters. The new headquarters will be built at the company’s current Marion location, along with the expansion of an existing manufacturing facility.
“With this new facility, we will be able to compete at the global level and continue to attract top talent from around the state,” said Curt Ignacio, CEO of Marion Body Works. “I’d like to personally thank our employees and management for their commitment and contribution to this project, and also the City of Marion and Common Council for their assistance during the planning process.”
“One of the great joys in celebrating this expansion is knowing its positive impact on the community,” he added.
Tom Pamperin, President of Premier Community Bank and a member of Marion’s Economic Development Corporation spoke at the event. Pamperin reiterated the company’s impact on the community, saying “New, incoming businesses get a great deal of fanfare, but retaining and growing existing companies is equally important.” And the impact reaches beyond economics, Pamperin explained, “When I’m driving down the road and see a truck from Marion Body, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride.” The City of Marion and MEDC were active in supporting the project.
Both Marion Body Works and Consolidated Construction were represented by a number of staff members at the ceremony, including Nancy Ignacio and Lynne Simpson, Owners and Board Members of Marion Body Works; Curt Ignacio, CEO of Marion Body Works; and Rick Bickert, President at Consolidated Construction. Many colleagues in the business community, residents of the City of Marion and local representatives also attended, showing support for Marion Body Works and the importance of local businesses, including State Representative, Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca); and State Senator, Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). U.S. Congressman Reid Ribble was represented by Tanner Mastaw, Field Representative. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson was represented by Camille Solberg, Regional Director.
Construction of the new headquarters and facility expansion is scheduled to be completed by May 2016. Consolidated Construction’s building operations will be sequenced to allow Marion Body Works to continue their operations without interruption.
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Picture: Consolidated Construction with the owners and president of Marion Body Works.