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Sheffield, IA USA 50475-0677

Sukup Manufacturing Co. Celebrates 60 Years

Jun 12, 2023

Today on June 12, a flag will be flown over the US Capitol in honor of the Sukup 60th anniversary. 

What started as an idea more than 60 years ago, is a thriving agricultural business today. Sukup Manufacturing Co. is marking six decades in operation on the day co-founder Eugene Sukup applied for the Stirway © Stirring Machine Patent. He was issued the patent two years later.

Eugene and his wife Mary co-founded the company in 1963 in Sheffield, Iowa. It has remained in the same location as corporate headquarters. Over the years, company leaders have added Manly, Hampton, and Clear Lake sites. There’s an office staffed in Ames.

 Steve Sukup, President & CEO, says innovation is part of the company’s identity.

“Sukup is known for understanding the needs of the agriculture industry. We also relentlessly pursue innovative solutions to effectively handle those needs.”

  To date, three generations of the Sukup family are involved in the day-to-day manufacturing facility operations.

“We remain family owned and operated. We support the keys to success on which our company was founded; our strong dealer network, world-class manufacturing, engineering solutions, and a responsive attitude to customer service.”

  2023 marked the opening of the company’s dryer line facility in Clear Lake, Iowa. The expansion is meant to meet a growing demand for dryers.

Throughout the year, there have been opportunities to celebrate the 60th with employees, as well as special projects in the works honor the manufacturing work that continues to impact the agricultural world.

Sukup Manufacturing co. is the world’s largest family-owned and operated manufacturer of grain storage, drying and handling equipment, and steel structures. The company is headquartered in America’s heartland – Sheffield, Iowa – and covers one million square feet of office, manufacturing, and warehouse space. The company employs more than 600 people, making it one of the largest employers in North Central Iowa. Three generations of the family are active in the business.

Sukup constantly strives to push the boundaries of innovation and quality and currently holds the record for the world’s largest grain bin that holds 2.2 million bushels of corn. The company prides itself on its philanthropic efforts in giving back to local, statewide, and international charities including the design and construction of Safe T Home®, a patented structure suitable for recovery efforts.

Sukup is a global company with locations in Hedensted, Denmark and six distribution centers across the Midwest.

To read about families working at Sukup, click here.

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