Scarbrough International, Ltd., Sukup Manufacturing, and GoServ Global are proud to announce they have entered into a charitable partnership and are excited to work together for natural disaster relief and recovery.
Since 2011, Sukup Manufacturing has created 280 Safe T Homes® to distribute in Haiti and other nations impacted by natural disasters through GoServ Global. All of the nearly 200 Safe T Homes® that were in the path of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 withstood 145 mph winds with just minor damage. Scarbrough has now teamed up with Sukup and GoServ Global by donating its services, transporting these homes from where they are manufactured in Iowa to wherever they need to go in the world. Scarbrough is able to ship these homes across our own nation and export them where needed.
This past week marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew, which swept the Atlantic in October of 2016, leaving so many without homes. And we cannot forget the January 2010 earthquake, which led Sukup to design the Safe T Home® in the first place. The Safe T Home® measures 18-feet in diameter and made entirely of metal, making it resistant to termites and moisture. It is also virtually earthquake proof. Each home can sleep 10 or more and features a double-roofed system that displaces heat, a full-size, lockable steel door, two windows that can be locked from within and a water collection system.
The Safe T Home® is built to withstand strong winds, can hold up to 60 people in each home to ride out a storm and has a life expectancy of 75 years. Imagine those in underdeveloped countries that truly have nowhere to go nor the resources to keep themselves safe. The Safe T Home® can be assembled on-site with simple hand tools. Natural disasters are out of our control, but we can control and help families have a safe place to live by sending Safe T Homes®.
Scarbrough, Sukup and GoServ Global first met during an ABI Taking Care of Business conference, which was surrounded by the theme of “Giving Back.” That is exactly why the companies came together — to unite for a greater impact of giving back. The Iowa Association of Business and Industry, holds events throughout the year with engaging and relevant content and opportunities to connect fellow members. Both companies are members of ABI and open the opportunity for more members to join them in this generous cause! Read what Emily Schmidtt, General Counsel for Sukup Manufacturing, has to say.
If your company wants to get involved, it’s easy! You can help build a Safe T Home® and help keep these victims safe through contributions of your company’s products, services, or monetary donations. You won’t regret it. The Safe T Homes® have saved lives. Help us to save more.
About the Companies
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. For more information, visit www.sukup.com.
Founded in 2011, GoServ Global serves in Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, and India as well as responds to disasters in the U.S., but is most known for raising funds and distributing the Safe T Homes to those in need. Sukup, creator of the original design, is the supplier of the Safe T Homes. Sukup engineers work to continuously improve the design to best function in developing countries like Haiti. GoServ Global identifies communities in which to install the homes and coordinates delivery and installation. GoServ Global also promotes the Safe T Home project at events, primarily throughout the Midwest. So now we will partner with Scarbrough on the delivery/logistics piece of a Safe T Home installation. For more information, visit goservglobal.org/.
Scarbrough International, Ltd.
Headquartered in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri — Roger and Jeannie Scarbrough founded the Scarbrough Group of Companies with a vision to be full service logistics providers to international and domestic supply chains. Scarbrough has offices and presence in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Des Moines, Dallas, Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, MX and close partners in every port across the globe. The company has continued to provide proactive, personalized service, allowing the organization to continually grow since its founding in 1984. Scarbrough’s services range from domestic trucking, import and export services, U.S. Customs brokerage, to training, auditing and consulting. Scarbrough is best known for its experts, customization options, and customer service. For more information, visit www.scarbrough-intl.com.
Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Scarbrough International, Ltd.