Sukup Manufacturing Expands Steel Building Business With Acquisition

Sukup Manufacturing Co. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of SBC Building Systems, located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Since its inception in 2011, Sukup's steel building product line has sold more than 350 buildings. The number sold per year has grown steadily, including a 50% increase from 2015 to 2016. This venture will allow Sukup Steel Structures (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sukup Manufacturing Co.) to expand their presence on the east coast. Currently, Sukup has a satellite office for their steel buildings department in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

SBC's facility has the capacity to fabricate and ship up to 600 tons per week of complete building systems. Their frame manufacturing process makes use of three full-feature plasma cutting machines with CNC controlled pull-thru welder, plate fabricator, and flange lines; enabling them to put out 240 tons of steel frame per week.

Along with their manufacturing capabilities, SBC has international sales experience, including a presence in Mexico and Canada. They also have accreditations from IAS AC-472, Canadian A-660, AWS, CWS, MBMA, and international code compliance in multiple countries.

Sukup Steel Buildings are IAS AC-472 and MBMA accredited.

Besides steel buildings, Sukup's product line includes farm and commercial grain bins, a full line of grain dryers, centrifugal and axial fans and heaters, stirring machines, and bin unloading equipment. Sukup also manufactures bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors, as well as support structures.

Sukup has six distribution centers in the Midwest, including one in Defiance, Ohio, and divisions in Denmark and Ukraine that serve customers throughout Europe. Sukup has customers in more than 80 countries.