Eugene Sukup, the founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., Sheffield, Iowa, has died.
In a statement released from Sukup Manufacturing on July 12, the company stated: “With great sadness, we share that Eugene Sukup, beloved husband, father and grandfather, and the founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., passed away earlier today.
“Eugene will be remembered by his family and many friends, colleagues, and members of the agriculture community as a leader, innovator, and exceptionally caring and generous person. Details on services and arrangements will be shared when available.”
Sukup Manufacturing was founded in 1963. It is now recognized as the world’s largest family-owned and operated manufacturer of grain handling and storage equipment. It expanded in 2011 to include a steel building division, Sukup Steel Buildings.