Cyclones and Hawkeyes team-up to demonstrate Sukup's Safe T Home

Hawkeyes and Cyclones came together at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 8 to set up a Sukup Safe T Home before the big game. TRAVIS FISCHER/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

The Cy-Hawk rivalry may have continued this weekend as University of Iowa and Iowa State faced-off on the football field, but off the gridiron Hawkeyes and Cyclones came together to promote a greater cause.

At Krause Family Plaza, just outside of Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Sukup Manufacturing invited alumni athletes from both schools to help build one of their Safe T Homes to promote the company’s charitable program.

“I think it’s an awesome opportunity to let the state of Iowa know what we’re doing,” said Brett Nelson, Sukup Manufacturing’s Safety Director.

“We’re really proud of the way the Safe T Home has sustained over the years.” The Safe T Home is Nelson’s brainchild. For years Nelson had toyed with the idea of utilizing grain bin techniques to create a permanent, if novel, living space.

However, following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Nelson realized that his idea could be applied to places in desperate need of inexpensive and secure housing.

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