SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Sukup Manufacturing Co. applauds the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and participating Iowa E-15 retailers for their “Pink at the Pump” Campaign during the month of October.
Iowa E-15 retailers participating in “Pink at the Pump” campaign will donate 3-cents of every gallon of E-15 sold during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and The Hormel Institute to help fight breast cancer. It will also increase awareness of the benefits of using E-15 fuel. Iowans can support the campaign by looking for a pink pump at participating retailers, listed here. October has been Breast Cancer Awareness month since the 1980’s and aims to increase awareness of the disease, promote early detection, and raise money for breast cancer research.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. Sales Director Diane Hughes said, “As a breast cancer survivor, I applaud this initiative to help fight breast cancer! The ethanol industry plays a very important part in our industry, and it is very rewarding to see them support a cause that is so meaningful to me.”
“Ethanol has a strong positive impact on Iowa’s economy and also burns cleaner than gasoline,” added Emily Schmitt, Sukup Manufacturing Corporate Counsel. “This month, we especially keep the women and families affected by breast cancer in our thoughts and prayers. We encourage our family, friends, and Sukup employees to participate in the Pink at the Pump Campaign and support a healthy fuel choice and healthy practices when it comes to early detection of breast cancer.”
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 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 centers located throughout the Midwest. Sukup products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in over 80 foreign countries.
National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.
The Hormel Institute is a global, cutting-edge research facility with a seven-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries on better ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer.
The Pink at the Pump™ campaign is a partnership between the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), NBCF, and The Hormel Institute to raise funds for breast cancer prevention and increase consumer awareness about cleaner-burning E-15.