Marion Body Works, Marion, WI


Marion Body Works, Marion, WI


The facilities at Marion Body Works were, by their own account, distressing. Located in the middle of a town of 1,200 residents, the campus was surrounded by single-family homes and consisted of two disconnected production facilities. MBW used a large, open area for product vehicle parking and material storage. In the northeast corner two doublewide office buildings that resembled ranch houses and suffered from low suspended ceilings, old brown paneling, sloped floors, and most disturbingly, water damage and mold.

The setup didn’t reflect their technical expertise, their industry, or their vision for the future. Customers had trouble finding the MBW campus and it was difficult to recruit engineers to work in such an unattractive setting.

Consolidated sequenced the three-phased project to meet the aggressive construction deadline (10 months), while working around MBW’s ongoing business operations. Design was purposely reminiscent of a small-town fire station, to blend into the residential surroundings.

This project earned a Projects of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.

The production space you built was great and put to use immediately upon your timely completion of the project. I have to say that the work on our corporate office was a real ‘WOW’ for us! As you know, this was the largest building expansion ever undertaken by Marion Body Works, and it was well worth it. We received great and positive comments from the folks and city of Marion, as well as all the dignitaries at our ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Our experience working with Consolidated was over the top from beginning to end. I am not sure when we will take on another project like this, but I would be very happy to extoll the benefits of working with Consolidated to anyone who wants to listen.
Curt Ignacio
President, Marion Body Works

For more information, or to receive a quote, contact Steve Diedrich.


  • 3-Phase construction plan sequenced around ongoing operations
  • Structural reinforcements enabled production space to accommodate overhead cranes with high pick heights and heavy load capacities
  • Indoor vehicle inspection bay and showroom, along with two additional loading docks were added, with room for more in the future
  • 16 private offices, 52 work stations, employee cafe’/lounge and patio, and a 2nd floor war room for project and executive planning
  • Concealed power and data cables with easy access for future changes
ABC Award Gold