Marion Manufacturing Is Making News!
June 1, 2013
The Riverton Parke High School Livestock Judging team has received support from several companies with ties to the Manufacturing Industry. The team has been hard at work fundraising for their upcoming trip overseas to compete at the Royal Highlands Show in Edinburg, Scotland. The team earned an invitation to the International Competition after their Reserve National Champion honors at the Western National Roundup contest in Denver on January 12.
Eight students and two chaperones’ from Riverton Parke will be traveling from June 19th thru July 3 to attend the International Livestock Judging Contest and Tour, hosted by the Scottish Young Farmers. Team members are Cory Edge (a 2012 RP graduate), juniors Matt Marion, Shelby Benell, and Kelly Dressler, sophomore Tanner Edge, and freshman Megan Marion. The students will be traveling with 4H and FFA teams from California, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Wyoming.
The Riverton Parke High School Livestock Judging team has been soliciting individual and business donations as well as hosting fundraising events since receiving the invitation to compete in Scotland. West Terre Haute based Marion Manufacturing Inc. owner’s Tim and Tammy Marion are the parents of Matt and Megan who are members of the team. They along with Haas Automation, Sycamore Insurance and Hobbs and Co. have made large contributions to help the team toward their fundraising goals. Hass Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in the Western World and supply Marion Manufacturing with high-tech equipment used in the manufacturing process. The Manufacturing Industry has close ties to agriculture with many companies supporting production of equipment used by farmers and ranchers. Tammy Marion, President of Marion Manufacturing Inc. said “We think this is an excellent opportunity for these students to learn what agriculture production looks like in other countries. Several of our vendors agreed and wanted to support them as well.”
Doug Edge, Coach of the team stated “We are so thankful for major companies like these supporting us. The students are learning so much more than just livestock evaluation.” Marion Manufacturing has also hosted the team members for work days at their facility allowing students to see firsthand how manufacturing is done while earning money toward trip expenses.
National Reserve Champions: The Riverton Parke High School Livestock Judging team, coached by Doug Edge and Adam Tyler, earned Reserve National Champion honors at the Western National Roundup contest in Denver on January 12. Shown just after the awards were presented are, from left to right (front) Megan Marion, Kelly Dressler, and Shelby Benell; (back) Coach Tyler, Cory Edge, Coach Edge and Matt Marion.
Tribune Star, Terre Haute
May 1, 2009
...Marion Manufacturing, a West Terre Haute-based maker of precision machine and manufacturing components, won the Fastest-Growing Company Award, which recognizes a business with the largest percentage of growth in gross income over the previous fiscal year.
Tammy Marion, president of the company, said the business had $2.7 million in sales in 2007 and $3.6 million in 2008. “We have had 40 percent growth each year over the past five years,” Marion said. Read more...
WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (April 23, 2008) - Marion Manufacturing, a woman-owned family business that provides precision machining services to the heavy equipment, aerospace and military markets, announced today it will expand its operations here and more than double its workforce by 2011.
The business will invest more than $2 million to build and equip a 24,000-square-foot addition to its existing 20,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center that will house a new automated robotic work cell and new computer-controlled lathes and mills.
"Helping homegrown Hoosier companies like Marion Manufacturing expand and modernize is key to growing our economy and providing more jobs for hard-working Hoosiers," said Governor Mitch Daniels.
Marion Manufacturing currently employs 35 associates in West Terre Haute and plans to hire an additional 47 machinists, engineers and quality technicians starting in 2009 to meet the increasing demand for its services.
"Marion Manufacturing's success and continued growth are due to our companywide goals of supplying only the highest quality machined components and the dedication of our workforce to achieve total customer satisfaction," said Tammy Marion, president. "As a native Hoosier, it's great to see the resourcefulness of local and state governments to support our expansion plans and allow us to grow our business here at home."
Founded in 1996, the ISO 9001:2000-certified operation provides machining services to heavy equipment manufacturers such as Caterpillar, as well as various automotive, aerospace, agriculture and medical clients.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Marion Manufacturing up to $175,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $30,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The Town of West Terre Haute will provide the company with property tax abatement.
"I've known the Marion family for many, many years," said Vigo County Commissioner Judith Anderson. "Marion Manufacturing is a true Hoosier entrepreneurial success story. The company's on-going success is well deserved."
The announcement of Marion Manufacturing's expansion in Vigo County is the second jobs announcement in the western Indiana county in less than three months. In February, Applied Extrusion Technologies, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of plastic film packaging products, announced plans to consolidate its U.S. manufacturing operations in Terre Haute, creating 60 new jobs.
About Marion Manufacturing
Marion Manufacturing is a woman-owned family business that provides precision CNC machining, tool and die services and mold engineering and building services to industrial and government clients. Started as a single-person operation in 1996, the company has grown to employ more than 30 associates at its Terre Haute, Ind. facility. For more information about Marion Manufacturing, visit www.mariontool.com.
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Nathan Feltman serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC. Since Daniels created the IEDC, the state has posted three consecutive years of record-breaking job creation. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.
Doug Edge (Edge Marketing for Marion Manufacturing) - 765.617.0224
Mitch Frazier (IEDC) - 317.232.8873 or MFrazier@iedc.in.gov