SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds has announced a list of Iowans who will serve on the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. The Initiative is made up of three taskforces which will focus on these topics: Investing in Rural Iowa, Growing Rural Iowa, and Connecting Rural Iowa. They will identify needed legislative, regulatory and policy changes. An executive committee of members from each of the three Taskforces will make recommendations to the Governor.
Emily Schmitt, general counsel of Sukup Manufacturing Co., will serve on the Growing Rural Iowa Taskforce, as well as the Initiative’s Executive Committee. The focus of the Growing Rural Iowa Taskforce is leadership development and strategic development in rural communities.
“Sukup Manufacturing’s roots are in our rural Iowa community of Sheffield,” said Schmitt. “This is where my grandpa Eugene started the company in 1963 and it is our home. I am honored to serve alongside Lt. Governor Gregg and others from all around the state to discuss strategies that will grow our communities as vibrant places to work and live.”
The Growing Iowa Taskforce will hold its first meeting on September 7 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
About Sukup Manufacturing Co.
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 more than 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 more than 80 foreign countries.
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