Friday, August 15, 2014

WARNER BODIES MOVES INTO 240,000 SQUARE FOOT MODERN MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO INCREASE PRODUTION, CREATE MANUFACTUING JOBS & REPOSITION IN GLOBAL MARKET

ELWOOD, INDIANA (August 12, 2014)--- Warner Bodies, a leading manufacturer of service bodies, crane trucks, haulers, fire/rescue trucks, brush trucks and custom vehicles is celebrating its move into a completely remodeled 240,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Elwood, Indiana. This move represents a nearly two year collaborative effort between Warner Bodies ownership, Manasek Acquisition Company (MAC), and the city of Elwood.

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, Warner Bodies will host a Grand Opening celebration with various representatives from state and local governments, business owners, customers, vendors and employees. Remarks will be given at 10:15 am by:

Mr. Rick Manasek, President of Warner Bodies
Mr. Craig Longstreth, Executive Vice President of Warner Bodies
Mr. Ronald Arnold, Mayor of Elwood
Mr. Victor Smith, Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana

The complete redesign and reorganization of this significantly larger facility enables Warner Bodies to increase production capacity of its service bodies, add manufacturing jobs to the local work force and reposition itself in the industry as a much stronger global competitor. Warner Bodies has made significant investments in the best available equipment and technologies making this facility the newest and most modern service body

manufacturing facility in the United States. In doing so, Warner Bodies has been able to improve the efficiency of work, product quality and an overall better working environment.

Warner Bodies is very proud of this new facility and the partnerships being forged in the Elwood community. In true Hoosier fashion, Warner has been warmly welcomed. A lot of time, effort and energy has gone into bringing this facility online. Warner Bodies is taking a pause to acknowledge its dedicated Hoosier workforce, vendors, city and state employees and countless contractors, electricians, plumbers and movers who have helped turn this new Warner Bodies facility into a reality.

Members of the press are invited to attend this event from 10am-2pm. Tours will be available, lunch will follow.


ABOUT WARNER BODIES: Warner Bodies was founded in 1939 and has been building service bodies and custom trucks for more than 75 years. During the company’s early history, Warner manufactured specialized van bodies for sales and service industries. Warner Bodies was purchased by Manasek Acquisition Company (MAC) in March 2010. Today Warner Bodies manufactures a wide array of standard and custom truck bodies with superior quality including utility/service trucks, crane trucks, haulers, fire/rescue trucks and brush trucks. The company serves a variety of markets including utilities, construction, fire, mining, railroad and agriculture. www.warnerbodies.com

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