November 20, 2017

21/11/2017: Sukup Manufacturing Co. to support “A Trucker’s Thanksgiving”

This Thanksgiving, Sukup Manufacturing Co. will contribute to a meal for truck drivers who are working on Thanksgiving Day

“A Trucker’s Thanksgiving” will be held, free of charge, at the Pilot Travel Centre in Clear Lake. The Centre anticipates nearly 60 truck drivers will enjoy a buffet meal with turkey, ham, and traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

Two local Perkins restaurants will donate pie for the meal. “The men and women who support logistical operations as truck drivers are critical to the manufacturing process,” said Andy Schmitt, Sukup Manufacturing Supply Chain Manager.
“We recognise that they spend long hours on the road, often times away from family and loved ones, and we hope that this meal will serve as a thank you and acknowledgement of the important work they do for companies like Sukup.”

“The company has been intentional about supporting the truckers who work here,” added Sukup Fleet Manager Sue Rother.

“Our distribution centres are strategically located to allow truckers to be home with family at night whenever possible, and Sukup truckers receive the same excellent benefits that all company employees receive. These benefits include 401K, profit sharing, paid holidays, 100 percent employer-paid healthcare premiums for individuals, and access to the new on-site health clinic opening in January. We also invest heavily in their equipment to make sure they have the tools they need to adequately do their work. Supporting our truck drivers is very much part of the culture at Sukup!”

Sukup Manufacturing has distribution centres located in Arkansas, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The company delivered products to thirty states in the last year, from Arizona to New York.

The buffet will be available from noon to 3:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Pilot Travel Centre is located at 2411 US Highway 18 East in Clear Lake, Iowa. The truck drivers who participate in the meal will also have the opportunity to give a free will donation to support a local community organisation.

Sukup Manufacturing Co. is the world’s largest family-owned and operated grain storage, drying and handling equipment manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Sheffield, Iowa, and covers 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office, manufacturing and warehouse space.

The company employs over 600 people, making it one of the largest employers in North Central Iowa. Three generations of the family are now active in the business.

Sukup’s product line includes on-farm and commercial grain bins; portable, mixed flow, and tower dryers; centrifugal and axial fans and heaters; stirring machines; bin unloading equipment; and bin floors and supports.

Sukup also manufactures a line of material handling equipment that includes bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors, as well as a line of steel buildings. Sukup has six distribution centres located throughout the Midwest.

Sukup products are sold throughout the US and Canada, as well as in over 80 foreign countries.

For more information, contact Rachel Geilenfeld by email or phone 515-290-1702.

Visit the Sukup website, HERE.

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