2020 Gold Key Winner: Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Karen Knapstein
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is proud to be a Gold Key of Excellence Award winner for the 36th year.
The company, founded in 1963, is privileged to have spent more than 56 years manufacturing steel products. They added steel buildings to their product line in 2011.
The addition of Sukup Steel Buildings has allowed them to more fully provide for all of the producer’s needs. Not only are Sukup Steel Buildings perfect for a shop or machine shed, but now they also make “hopper buildings” to make grain loading more efficient. The new “hopper buildings” really bring together several state-of-the-art grain handling and storage technologies of Sukup Manufacturing Co. and its Sukup Steel Buildings division. “It really shows off a lot of what we do,” said Sukup’s CEO, Steve Sukup. Sukup is IAS AC472 accredited, is a member of the MBMA, and just this year was ISO 9001 certified.
The clear span design of Sukup Steel Buildings allows the interior space to be adapted to your customers’ specific needs, whether room is needed to fold out a planter or partitions put up to create an office area, shop or storage area.
• Clear span construction.
• Pre-punched galvanized purlins and girts for a proper fit and faster installation.
• Straight or tapered columns.
• Wide range of exterior and trim colors to choose from. 
• The seams on Sukup standing seam roofs are mechanically-rolled to create a 360 degree Pittsburgh double-lock seam. This seam creates a durable, weathertight seal. Movable roof clips allow the roof to expand and contract with temperature changes, preventing stress on the roof components.
Sukup also manufactures a screw down roof that is economical and easy to install. Sukup Manufacturing Co. is the fastest-growing bin manufacturer in the world. It is also the world’s largest family-owned and operated full-line grain handling and storage equipment manufacturer.
Located in Sheffield, Iowa, USA, Sukup has been engineering solutions to protect and preserve the world’s grain supply since 1963.
In addition to their line of steel buildings, their product line includes farm and commercial grain bins, portable and tower dryers, centrifugal and axial fans and heaters, stirring machines, bin unloading equipment, and bin floors and supports. Sukup also makes a line of material handling equipment that includes bucket elevators, drag conveyors, chain loop conveyors, support structures, and catwalks.