MARIAN INC. BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ADDITION TO HEADQUARTERS
We are excited to announce that we have begun a significant expansion to our Indianapolis headquarters. August 14, 2017 marked the ground breaking ceremonies as William Witchger and other Marian Inc. executives came together with the project leaders from Shiel Sexton, the general contractor selected for the construction, to mark the occasion.
The new facility will extend the building and offices to the south at 1011 E. St. Clair Street in Indianapolis and will bring Marian’s tool and machine shop staff and all machine building processes under one roof. Since 1993 Marian has operated multiple machine shop operations on the city’s near-east side. According to Mr. Witchger, “This addition will allow us to consolidate those operations into one location making us more efficient and quickly effective.”
“As many of our good customers know and have seen when visiting any of our 10 production facilities around the world, we proudly produce many of our own die cutting machines and other converting equipment. We manufacture creative and unique processes that enables us to produce finished parts that offer a solution to our customers. Through our machine design and build capabilities we strive to offer our customers flexible solutions to complex manufacturing issues in their products and assembly processes.”
Construction of the 12,000 square foot expansion is being provided by Shiel Sexton, a well-known and highly respected general contractor in the Midwest and the Southeast. Headquartered in Indianapolis with regional offices in Charlotte NC, Shiel Sexton’s work includes: office complexes (Stanley Security Solutions, Delta Faucet), health care centers (Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, IU Health West Hospital), higher education buildings (University of South Carolina, University of Notre Dame, Butler University, Indiana University), and industrial plants and offices (Rolls-Royce, Fed-Ex), to name a few. Lead by project manager David Taylor, work has begun in earnest at Marian and plans are that the building will be “under roof” before cold weather sets in.
Marian project leader Greg Crafts is excited to be part of the progress and says, “This new expansion is one of many milestones in our 63 years of business in Indianapolis and is perfectly aligned with our quality policy: satisfy our customers, continuously improve, and create a better work environment.”