SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Emily Schmitt, Sukup Manufacturing Co. General Counsel, has been selected for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturing Executive Leadership Program.
NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the United States and has held this leadership program annually for five years. The program focuses on developing essential strategic leadership and communication skills, advocacy, business acumen, and other topics for C-level executives in manufacturing. Only 30 participants are invited to attend, nationwide.
“I look forward to engaging with leaders from around the country in a wide variety of manufacturing segments and learning from their successes and challenges,” said Schmitt. “I also look forward to bringing the leadership and communication skills I develop back to Sheffield to make a positive impact at the company founded by my grandpa Eugene. I am very grateful to NAM for this exceptional opportunity for professional growth.”
Schmitt will participate in the program in Washington, D.C., from October 15 to 17, 2018, as well as ongoing leadership development throughout the year.
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.