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Warner Bodies Grand Opening

The city of Elwood has cut the ribbon on the new Warner Bodies Inc. headquarters. The custom truck manufacturer announced its plans last year to invest $3 million to move from Hamilton County to the former Plastech building. The expansion is expected to create around 150 jobs. Read Full Article

Warner Bodies opens in Elwood - renovated inside and out

On Monday, June 2, 2014 Warner Bodies officially began operations in Elwood. The business purchased the former Plastech facility on Brickyard Road near State Road 37. Read Full Article

Manufacturer finalizes paperwork, invests $1.3 million in Elwood renovations

Mayor Ron Arnold was wearing a Warner Bodies T-shirt on Friday when the city formally finalized the legal agreements with Warner Bodies. "I am personally very grateful to each and every one of you," Arnold told a group of community leaders who gathered for the official signing of paperwork with the company. "We can do amazing things if we just work together." The Noblesville-based company is relocating its headquarters and manufacturing facilities to Elwood, bringing a total of 150 jobs to the area within a five-year time frame. Company officials said they will retain about 60 of their current employees when they relocate. Warner also plans to invest more than $4 million in new manufacturing equipment. Read Full Article

Noblesville manufacturer plans move to Elwood, expansion

A small Noblesville manufacturer plans to move to Elwood, bringing the Madison County city its first new major employer since 1987, Mayor Ron Arnold announced Wednesday. Warner Bodies Inc., which custom makes bodies for work trucks, will take over a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing building that's been vacant since 2008, Arnold said. Warner, which currently has about 50 employees, expects that number to grow to 200 over the next five years, he said. "They're expanding their market share," Arnold said. "They are going into new markets they haven't been in before. They have a great vision for this facility." Read Full Article