Agilis Team Wins Awards at Canstruction® Event, Raises Awareness for Food Insecurity
Agilis Engineering participated in the local Canstruction® charity event this year, taking home three awards and raising awareness for food insecurity in Palm Beach County.
Canstruction is a nonprofit that holds competitions across North America. Teams build elaborate structures from canned goods based on a theme. After the competition, all non-perishable food items are donated to local food banks. Since its inception, Canstruction events have donated more than 82 million pounds of food to people in need.
This year’s exhibition in Palm Beach County had the theme of CanCouture and took place from May 6th to May 19th. All food was donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
The Agilis team designed an haute couture work room, complete with a couture dress on a form and a view through the window of the Eiffel Tower. Agilis engineers used 3D CAD tools to create a rendering of the Canstruction design and to ensure its structural integrity. The team developed build instructions and practiced assembly at our Palm Beach Gardens facility. The final design was named LUMIÈRE DE LA NUIT (LIGHT OF THE NIGHT).
The total count for the Agilis build was 3,557 cans. Agilis team members raised funds for their project through numerous events, including Can-Aid, an event at a local brewery. The local community was incredibly supportive and the Agilis team raised over $4,700.
The Agilis team won three awards in the 2019 event: “Best Meal,” which is awarded to the team who chooses quality, healthy food items that are most needed by the food bank; the “Structural Ingenuity” award; and “Dress for Success,” which is given to the team who stays truest to the theme of CanCouture.
Agilis entered the Canstruction competition in partnership with Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and L’Occitane. The event was a wonderful way to raise awareness and support for food insecurity in our community, and we’re looking forward to competing again next year.