SHEFFIELD, Iowa (May 13, 2015) – Sukup Manufacturing Co. of Sheffield, Iowa was awarded a President’s Choice Hazard Control Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council during the 62nd Annual Professional Development Conference and expo held in Dubuque, Iowa April 22- 24, 2015
Sukup Manufacturing Co. was chosen as one of five President’s Choice recipients from over 101 entries from industries and government agencies in Illinois and Iowa. Applicants submitted hazard control projects and programs designed to improve the safety culture of the organizations. The top five projects from those submissions were chosen for this prestigious honor.
Sukup received the award for improvements to an assembly process. A lift table was added to a work area, eliminating multiple personal injury hazards. The lift table also makes the work station adjustable to any size person and allows employees to choose whether they sit or stand to perform the assembly tasks. Not only did it make the assembly process safer, it also transformed the task from a two-person job to one that can be completed by one person. It also reduced assembly time by 50%.
About Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is a Chapter of the National Safety Council – a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The mission of the Council is to persuade society to embrace effective safety, health, and environmental practices in the workplace, on the roadways and in our homes and communities.
About Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned grain storage, drying, and handling equipment manufacturer located in Sheffield, Iowa, USA. Sukup has been Engineering Solutions® to protect and preserve the world’s grain supply since 1963. The Sukup product line includes on-farm and commercial grain bins, portable and tower dryers, as well as a full-line of accessories needed to properly dry and store grain. Sukup also manufactures a line of material handling equipment that includes bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors. Their pre-engineered steel buildings feature clear-span construction, making them customizable and ideal for agricultural, industrial or retail use. Sukup products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in over 80 foreign countries.