The votes are in, the people have spoken, and Hunzinger Construction Company’s “Recreation of the Miller Park Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages bounding to the finish line where Hank, the Brewer’s mascot, is obediently waiting for them,” is the People’s Choice for best Canstruction effort at The Bayshore Town Center!
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the shoppers and mall walkers for our efforts,” exclaimed Andy Seiter, The Hunzinger Team, Canstruction Project Designer.
“There are so many people to thank. This truly was a company-wide effort,” explained Brent Arnold, Assistant to the Project Designer. “It is gratifying to know that we won by a landslide, but all kidding aside, we are all very proud our ongoing relationships with the Jewish Community Center and Bayshore Town Center and we were happy to have participated by raising money to purchase over $1,800 of food for the Jewish Community Food Pantry.
On Sunday, October 19th at 9:00 AM a team of six Hunzinger employees met at the rotunda of the Bayshore Town Center to take part in “Canstruction”. The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, in partnership with the Bayshore Town Center and its philanthropic arm Olshan Outreach, brought Canstruction to the Milwaukee area for the first time in the program’s twenty-two year history. Canstruction is a unique charitable effort which hosts competitions and exhibitions showcasing colossal artistic structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a public exhibition of the sculptures, the food is donated to a local hunger relief organization, in this case the Jewish Community Pantry.
The other participating firms included Kahler Slater, Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA), Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), and Zimmerman (ZAS) with Gilbane. The teams painstakingly assembled their designs all under the theme of “Milwaukee” with the Domes and the Gas Company Building being represented. One firm built a monument to iconic Milwaukee food including a custard cone, a bottle of beer and cheese wedges.