Sukup to Close Ambridge Plant after July Fire
Company will permanently lay off 133 workers beginning Nov. 1
A fire in July that destroyed the manufacturing facility at Sukup Steel Structures (SSS) has led to the total closure of the family-owned company’s Ambridge, PA, plant.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that SSS announced last week in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that it will permanently lay off 133 workers beginning November 1.
A limited number of the workers laid off in Ambridge will receive job offers at the company’s headquarters in Sheffield, IA, according to a statement released Monday by the company.
Sukup Steel Structures (SSS) is a subsidiary of Sukup Manufacturing Co. with headquarters in Sheffield, IA. It makes steel products including farm and commercial grain bins, material handling equipment and steel buildings.