Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins and dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings. The Sukup Grain Handling and Storage Solutions line includes grain bins for both on-farm and commercial storage, grain dryers for on-farm and commercial operations, bucket elevators, conveyors, double-run systems, chain loop systems, pneumatic systems, axial and centrifugal fans and heaters, stirring machines, unloading equipment, bin floors and supports, drive-over hoppers, grain spreaders and Airway® Tubes. The newest addition to the Sukup product line is pre-engineered steel buildings and support towers. Ultimately, the key to Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s success has been its innovative ideas that have resulted in over 80 U.S. patents. In addition, Sukup products are sold not only throughout the U.S., but also in over 70 foreign countries.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Crop Cultivation
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
Sukup’s focus in manufacturing has been to hire local, reliable employees and provide them top quality tools with which to do their jobs. Sukup has the most modern manufacturing technology and equipment. The manufacturing facilities in Sheffield include a number of welding robots, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining center, CNC punching centers, lasers, and numerous roll-forming machines. The company also utilizes progressive dies to speed production of high-usage parts. Sukup’s bin production line is the most advanced and efficient in the industry. When Sukup entered the bin manufacturing business, they had the bin sidewall and roof sheet lines built to their strict specifications by the leader in roll-forming equipment. These machines are computer-controlled and maintain extremely tight tolerances that make Sukup Bins the best fitting and easiest to put together in the industry.
One of the other factors in Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s success is their long-term employees. Nearly 30% of their full-time employees have been with the company for more than 10 years. Sukup equipment is built by people who understand their jobs and the important role they play in producing a successful product. In the past, to reward their employees for their dedication, Sukup has invited employees with 10 years of full-time employment with Sukup on a 7-day trip to the Hawaiian Islands with their spouse. It is a great opportunity for co-workers to relax and get to know each other away from the workplace, which leads to tighter bonds when they return to their positions within the company.
If you’re ever in the Sheffield, Iowa area (approx. 100 miles north of Des Moines or 150 miles south of Minneapolis, just off of I-35), stop in for a visit. We’ll be more than happy to give you a tour of our facilities and introduce you to some of our employees. We’re sure you’ll be impressed by what you see.