Located in the northern tier of the Cultivation Corridor, Sheffield-based Sukup Manufacturing Company on November 14 celebrated the completion of a major company expansion which includes a new $8 million headquarters and innovation facility and the addition of more than 200,000 square feet of new production space. Officials including Iowa Economic Development Authority and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi were on hand to celebrate the occasion, which also served as an advanced manufacturing symposium co-hosted by North Iowa Area Community College.
The new headquarters building is more than 46,000 square feet and houses engineering, sales, accounts payable/receivable, human resources, legal, IT, production control and executive departments on two floors. Company personnel manufactured not only the structural steel in the building, but also the standing seam roof, metal cladding, architectural ceiling features, and a spiral floating staircase that is the showcase of the main lobby area. More than 35 miles of CAT 6 wire runs throughout the building to power all the electronics and was pulled by the company’s IT staff.
Sukup, the world’s fastest growing grain bin and dryer company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer has been operating since 1963.
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