In 1992, CANStruction was founded with the intent of building life-sized structures made entirely of canned goods to benefit local food banks. Years after the national charity’s founding, employees from Schmidt Associates and Turner Construction who are teaming on the Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion’s design and construction, have gone beyond. For this year’s Indiana State Fair, they got inspired to do good while exercising creativity.
Using this year’s Fair theme of “Fun at The Speed of Summer,” and with a nod to Indiana’s rich automotive history, on July 29, they spent the day building a taco truck using 2,942 cans. Following the close of the Fair, cans will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank to feed neighbors in need.
If a trip to the Fair is in your summer plans, stop by the Agriculture Horticulture Building and download the QR Code on the sign describing the taco truck to vote for Schmidt Associates and Turner to win the People’s Choice award. To ensure additional votes, alert friends and family and ask them to do the same. Voting goes through August 11.
Also, it’s not too late to donate to the CANstruction effort. To support this worthy cause, send checks made out to Schmidt Associates to:
415 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Designate CANstruction 2022 in the memo line.
Special thanks to the Schmidt Associates and Turner Construction CANstruction teams: Tiffiny Summers, Jordan Magner, Sahej Chandhok, Craig Adams, James Hastings, Meghan Miller, Sabrina Lasley, Paul Frayer, Daniel Klemen, Jeremiah Williams, and Beth Headrick.