FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Bankers Trust Congratulates Eugene and Mary Sukup on Iowa Business Hall of Fame Induction
(DES MOINES) – Bankers Trust congratulates Eugene and Mary Sukup, founders of Sukup Manufacturing Company of Sheffield, Iowa, on their induction into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. Sukup Manufacturing Company, a Bankers Trust customer since 1995, is the largest employer in Franklin County, selling agricultural equipment throughout the U.S., as well as more than 50 countries and employing around 500 employees.
“We are thrilled to see Eugene and Mary inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame,” said Jon Doll, Vice President and Senior Lending Officer. “The Sukups embody the Iowa spirit of hard work, innovation and being involved in their community. Those are Iowa values as well as values we share at Bankers Trust, and we are extremely proud to have Sukup Manufacturing Company as a customer.”
Upon learning of his induction, Eugene Sukup said, “I’ve appreciated working with Bankers Trust for the past 16 years and managing our Employee Pension Fund. We started the fund forty years ago and have invested over $20 million. We are very pleased to be able to share, through the pension fund, the success of the company with those people who make the success and growth possible.”
“We are so grateful to have been selected for induction into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. It is something Mary and I could not have envisioned was possible. We have to give thanks to our two sons and their families, as well as to our employees for their hard work and vision for a worldwide company.”
With 80 U.S. patents, Sukup Manufacturing is a leader in the manufacturing of a full line of grain storage, drying and handling equipment. A key to Eugene and Mary’s success over the years has been hiring talented local employees and providing them with the state-of-the-art tools.
“As a local Iowa bank, Bankers Trust understands that behind every successful company is a talented, local workforce,” said Suku Radia, CEO and President. “The Sukups have taken great pride in hiring local employees and giving them the tools they need and the respect they deserve. Eugene and Mary are more than employers; they are deeply engrained members of the community and a model for businesses across the state.”
Bankers Trust (www.bankerstrust.com) is a full-service bank uniquely positioned to offer businesses and individuals the best of both worlds -- the product depth and capabilities of the large chain banks and the exceptional personal service made possible by being a locally-managed community bank. In commercial banking, Bankers Trust offers products and services for small and large businesses. Our deep resources give us substantial loan capabilities, sophisticated cash management products and a full-service international banking department. Our commercial bankers average 18 years of experience, positioning them to add value to your company and become long-term business partners.