SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Sukup Manufacturing Co. announced Tuesday that it will open an on-site health clinic for all employees at its Sheffield, Iowa, headquarters. The company plans to make some clinic services available to families of employees in the future as well. The clinic will include five exam rooms, two offices, and one lab, and a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practioner from Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa will staff the clinic. Sukup employees will have access to a variety of health services including biometric screening, health coaching, weight loss coaching, smoking cessation, tele-counseling, and other routine clinical tests such as for strep throat.
“Research shows that onsite clinics can add significant value to the workplace,” said Sukup Manufacturing Human Resources representative Samantha Petersburg. “Some benefits the company hopes to realize are earlier detection and treatment of illness, fewer emergency room visits, and reinforcing a culture of wellness here at Sukup.”
In additional to the health clinic, Sukup Manufacturing promotes wellness as part of its company culture by providing employee single health care premiums for $0, providing fruit to all employees every Wednesday, and will take 160 long-term employees and spouses to Hawaii in January 2018.
“One thing our employees love about Sheffield is that it is a small, tight-knit community,” added Emily Schmitt, Sukup Manufacturing General Counsel. “However, we acknowledge that can mean employees need to drive far distances for even basic medical care. The new clinic will make health services much more accessible and, we hope, lead to a happier and healthier workforce.”
"We are very excited to support Sukup Manufacturing in improving the health of their employees," said Dan Varnum, President and CEO of Mercy - North Iowa. "Mercy is committed to making this a successful partnership, and we see this as a positive step forward in the focus on overall community wellness."
Employees may make appointments at the clinic beginning in January 2018.
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.