The unified efforts of the city of Marion, the Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Economic Development Corporation are consistently the driving forces that bring business and industry to Marion.
AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK
The Airport Industrial Park is located five miles west of Interstate 57 on Route 13. Fifteen acres are available in the Business Park adjacent to Route 13. More than 200 acres are prime acreage west of the airport, some with access to the runway. Utilities are installed and long-term lease options are available.
REDCO INDUSTRIAL PARK
Located on Skyline Drive in Marion, just one-half mile north of Route 13 and two miles west of Interstate 57, REDCO Industrial Park offers nearly 200 acres of mostly level land for development. The park also provides easy access to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Several other industries call REDCO Industrial Park home, including three Aisin manufacturing facilities and a new RIDES Mass Transit Regional facility. Infrastructure, such as water and sewer, is in place with electric and gas service provided by AmerenCIPS.
Aisin has three plants located in Marion, supplying automotive parts to Toyota, GM, Subaru, Honda, & Chrysler. Aisin Manufacturing has 1,360 team members, Aisin Light Metals has 290 team members and Aisin Electronics has 445 team members. Aisin Manufacturing began production in
2002, Aisin Light Metals in 2004, and Aisin Electronics in 2005. Aisin operates other manufacturing plants across North America to support the automotive industry. Marion was selected based on its proximity to several automotive manufacturing plants, I-57, the strong network of community colleges and Southern Illinois University and a strong workforce to support long term growth.
Aisin is very active in the community with involvement in numerous organizations and activities.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK
The Williamson County Industrial Park is in a rural area five miles east of Marion and one mile north of Route 13. The park includes 500 acres available for sale that can be adjusted to meet client needs. Enterprise Zone benefits are available.
ROBERT L. BUTLER INDUSTRIAL PARK
The 1.1-million-square-foot I-57 Logistics Center is in the Robert L. Butler Industrial Park, as well as 50 acres still available for sale. The park is four miles west of Interstate 57 and features blacktopped and curbed streets. The park is adjacent to Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad, a short-line railroad providing connecting service to Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads. Robert L. Butler Park Industrial Park is home to many industries that collectively employ over 1,400 workers, such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance Data Center, Wisconsin Physician’s Services, the Frito Lay Distribution Center and Illinois Tool Works.
Kelly Fenton, Consultant
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