Building A Stronger Community
Harmony Enterprises’ core focus is career, community, culture, and company. Last year, we were thrilled to share how Harmony Employees Give Back to our community in several ways during the holiday season. We are proud to announce that our employees continued their tradition of hosting a competitive “canstruction” food drive, donating large amounts of canned goods to the local food shelf.
Here is how Harmony’s annual food drive works:
Participating employees are divided up into their safety groups and are encouraged to hold pre-event meetings to come up with creative building plans. The idea is simple, each participating employee brings in canned goods for donation to use in their “build”. The more cans of various sizes and shapes they brought bring in, the more interesting and intricate their designs can be!
Teams are given a designated amount of time and specific rules on how they can work together to stack, bind, and manufacture their “canstructs.” Everything must be built during the allotted time, and no pre-constructs are allowed. Teams are encouraged to incorporate as much color, depth, use of space, and use of lights and other design elements as possible.
This Year’s Canstruction
Each final design was judged by a panel of impartial local community members who have long lasting relationships with Harmony Enterprises. This year’s judges were:
- Chris Skaalen, President, First Southeast Bank of Harmony
- Stuart Morem, Former Owner, Morem Electric
- Erica Thilges, New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall, Harmony Chamber of Commerce
- Emily Wilson, Director, Harmony Kids Learning Center
- Laura Grebin, Food Shelf Manager, SEMCAC Preston – Food Distribution Center
Each judge voted for their favorite “canstruction” in each of the following categories: Creativity & Originality, Overall Structure & Number of Canned Goods, Use of Available Space, and Overall Appeal. The winning team earned a pizza lunch party for their best-in-show design. Thank you to all of our esteemed judges and employee participants for making Harmony’s annual food drive a successful event!
This year’s builds included the leg lamp from the popular Christmas Story movie, an end hunger in MN tree forest, a Grinch theme, and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree. The winning safety group canstruction was the end hunger in MN by safety group #2. Congratulations!
Canstruction Food Shelf Builds
Here is a photo timeline of each canstruction build from pallet to finish product and team members involved!
Safety Group #1 – Fragile Lamp
Safety Group #2 – End Hunger In MN
Safety Group #3 – The Grinch
Safety Group #4 – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Additional Donations To The Food Shelf
Harmony’s annual food drive was a great way for Harmony Employees to give back, while allowing them to work together toward a common goal with employees they might not normally get the chance to work with on a daily basis.
Not only did Harmony Enterprises employees get involved, we also received donations from community members, and New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall, who gave away a $50 gift card through a drawing for anyone who donated to our event!
Harmony Enterprises is proud to announce that through this “CANSTRUCTION” annual food drive, we were able to donate a full truckload of canned food and boxes of dry goods of food!
Want to learn more about how Harmony not only manufacturers long lasting balers and compactors that positively impact the environment, but also how Harmony gives back to our community, our career, culture, or company?
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