SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Sukup Manufacturing Co. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of SBC Building Systems, located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Since its inception in 2011, Sukup’s steel building product line has sold more than 350 buildings. The number sold per year has grown steadily, including a 50 percent increase from 2015 to 2016. This venture will allow Sukup Steel Structures (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sukup Manufacturing Co.) to expand their presence on the east coast. Currently, Sukup has a satellite office for their steel buildings department in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
SBC’s facility has the capacity to fabricate and ship up to 600 tons per week of complete building systems. Their frame manufacturing process makes use of three full-feature plasma cutting machines with CNC controlled pull-thru welder, plate fabricator, and flange lines; enabling them to put out 240 tons of steel frame per week.
“We were very impressed with SBC’s operations and manufacturing capabilities,” said Steve Sukup, Vice President and CFO of Sukup Manufacturing Co. “Their philosophy of using great people and the most advanced manufacturing equipment to produce the highest quality product aligns perfectly with ours. This, along with their commitment to great customer service, is what made it clear that they would be a good fit for us.”
Along with their great manufacturing capabilities, SBC has international sales experience, including a presence in Mexico and Canada. They also have accreditations from IAS AC-472, Canadian A-660, AWS, CWS, MBMA, and international code compliance in multiple countries.
“It’s very exciting to be able to increase the capacity of our steel buildings line with SBC’s manufacturing facility,” said Sukup’s President, Charles Sukup. “It’s the logical next step to continue the growth of Sukup Steel Buildings, particularly in the East Coast.”
About Sukup Manufacturing
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is headquartered in Sheffield, Iowa, and covers 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office, manufacturing and warehouse space. The company employs over 500 people, making it one of the largest employers in North Central Iowa. Three generations of the family are active in the family-owned business.
Sukup Steel Buildings are IAS AC-472 and MBMA accredited.
Besides steel buildings, Sukup’s product line includes farm and commercial grain bins, a full line of grain dryers, centrifugal and axial fans and heaters, stirring machines, and bin unloading equipment. Sukup also manufactures bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors, as well as support structures.
Sukup has six distribution centers in the Midwest, including one in Defiance, Ohio, and divisions in Denmark and Ukraine that serve customers throughout Europe. Sukup has customers in more than 80 countries.
About SBC Building Systems
SBC Building Systems was founded in 1998 in Ambridge, PA and designs and manufactures pre-engineered metal buildings systems, 100% produced in the USA and delivered all over the world. They currently employ around 100 people.
SBC’s building systems are manufactured with top commercial grade U.S. steel that requires no cutting, drilling or welding to erect and are professionally engineered in-house to meet or exceed all applicable local building codes as well as industry standards for system quality and reliability.
SBC Building Systems’ vision statement: To be recognized industry leadership in competitively delivered building system solutions, resulting from the combination of three key continuous improvement imperatives:
- empowered employees
- providing reliable products to our customers
- hassle-free service