US Silo company to build a ‘Safe T’ hurricane-proof home at 2018 at Kinnick Stadium
Sukup Safe T Home®
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US Silo company to build a "Safe T" hurricane-proof home at 2018 at Kinnick Stadium
Sukup Manufacturing is "thrilled to announce" that a team from the company will build a Sukup Safe T Home at the annual CyHawk football game on September 8, 2018.
The build will take place at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, USA and near to the Nile Kinnick statue immediately south of the stadium, beginning at 13:00.
Former professional football players Tim Dwight and Sage Rosenfels will lead the construction team, which will also include well-known former student athletes, such as Jeff Horner, Jack Whitver, Greg Brunner, Lane Danielsen, Jadda Buckley and many more.
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 one day or less. There are 350 Safe T Homes around the world in locations from Haiti to Peru. In 2016, all 200 homes in Les Cayas, Haiti, survived the Category 4 Hurricane Matthew with minimal damage; by contrast only 10 percent of traditional housing survived the disaster.
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 square foot 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 and its products are sold throughout the US and Canada as well as more than 80 foreign countries.
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