Sukup Donates $100K in Equipment to GEAPS/K-State Program

October 6, 2017

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Sukup Donates $100K in Equipment to GEAPS/K-State Program
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Grain storage, drying and handling equipment maker Sukup Manufacturing Company donated $100,000 in equipment to the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Hands-On Training (HOT) Program, including a bin sweep, chain conveyor, and incline conveyor, a GEAPS press release announced Friday.

A new, interactive two-day training offering debuting this December, the HOT Program educates professionals in grain handling and processing maintenance occupations on repairing and maintaining common grain conveying equipment through demonstrations, practice in small groups and in-person instructor feedback.

“Sukup’s generous donation supports this innovative training from GEAPS and K-State. Without the backing of companies like this, it would be impossible to fund development of programs needed to train the next generation of grain industry operations professionals to safely and sustainably feed the world,” said Barb Kraft, GEAPS International president, and director of compensation and benefits, Landus Cooperative, in the release.

Sukup is one of two “5 Star Donors” to the program. 

“We truly appreciate the generosity of Sukup Manufacturing Co and all of our program donors. The HOT Program will be a terrific resource for operations and maintenance professionals. The ability to gain experience on real equipment without incurring any downtime at your facility is incredibly valuable,” said Marcus Neal, GEAPS International Board chair, and director of facility operations, Lansing Trade Group.

Held at Kansas State University in the Hal Ross Flour Mill, Dec. 12-14, 2017, participants will be divided  into six groups following a safety orientation to work on bucket elevator, distributors, screw conveyors, bin sweep, chain conveyors and belt conveyors.

Registration costs $1375 for GEAPS members and $1725 for non-members, with a maximum of 30 slots available. Learn more about the training, or view course instructors online.

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