Grain Bin Homes Survive Huricane

Oct 19, 2016

Sukup Manufacturing Safe T Home village in Haiti

Tuesday, we talked about an Iowa company that made farm country proud for their positive contribution to keeping families safe during the hurricane that struck Haiti recently. Attached is a photo that I hope will add to the story.

Sukup Manufacturing Co., Shieffield, Iowa, makes grain bins, grain handling equipment and steel buildings used by farmers and ranchers throughout the country. About three years ago, the company designed and manufactured over two hundred homes, based on their popular grain bins, that were erected for homeless families in Haiti.

The round Safe T Homes share many of the corrugated metal panels used in grain bins, with the addition of an entrance door, windows and a ventilation structure in the center of the roof. According to reports from Haiti, all 200 of these homes survived Hurricane Matthew’s 140 mile per hour winds with just minimal damage.