September 9, 2019 – Sukup Manufacturing Co. is thrilled to announce that a team will once again build a Sukup Safe T Home® at the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk™ Series football game. The “Game Day Build” will take place immediately south of Reiman Plaza, located south of the Sukup Endzone Club, on Saturday, September 14.
The Build will begin at 11am. Members of the media are invited to interview the team and take photos from noon to 1pm.
Former professional athletes Tim Dwight, Sage Rosenfels, and Dallas Clark, as well as former Cyclone basketball player Lyndsey Fennelly, will lead the construction team. The team will also include former student athletes from both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones: Stacy Frese, Kyven Gadson, Jess Settles, Bret Culbertson, Georges Niang, Chad Greenway, Jack Whitver, Bret Culbertson, Jeff Woody, and more. Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will also participate.
The Sukup Safe T Home® is a hurricane-proof structure the company created from a modified grain bin. The home is hurricane-, earthquake-, fire-, termite-, and machete-proof, and can be constructed in six hours. There are nearly 400 Safe T Homes® around the world in places like Haiti and Uganda. In 2016, all 200 homes in Les Cayas, Haiti, survived Category 4 Hurricane Matthew with minimal damage; by contrast, only 10% of traditional housing survived the disaster. They are used as school classrooms, medical clinics, orphanages, and family homes. Sukup partners with non-profit organization GoServ Global to deploy Safe T Homes® in developing countries.
A team of former student athletes also built a Sukup Safe T Home® ahead of the 2018 Cy-Hawk™ Series football game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
To view a video announcing the build, please visit: www.SafeTHome.com/GameDayBuild
You may also follow along on social media using the hashtag #GameDayBuild
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 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.
A not-for-profit 501c3 organization, GoServ Global was founded in 2011 to care for and support both the physical and spiritual needs of those impacted by humanitarian disasters around the world. In the U.S., GoServ Global provides immediate response to natural disasters bringing hearts, hands and heavy equipment to help victims heal from damage to property and spirit. Internationally, GoServ Global responds to emergency situations, then identifies opportunities to create lasting solutions for long-term humanitarian needs. See more about ongoing projects in Haiti, Peru, India, Guatemala, Uganda, and the U.S. by visiting www.goservglobal.org.
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