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GMS has been a proud contributor to the CANstruction Program since 1993 in the New York region, the founding location.  CANstruction is an annual design competition amongst architects and engineers in which large scale structures are built entirely of canned food.  The structures are on exhibit for the general public and awards are given in various categories.  Once the exhibits are closed, the food is collected and donated to local food banks for distribution to those in need.  In the past, GMS has constructed a six foot high sea horse, a giant coffee cup and a pirate ship, using an average of 4,000 cans annually for each structure.

D-Can-A (Canstruction 2007)

Canstruction Turns 20
   by Kevin Wilcox

News 32

GMS’ NepTUNA wins Honorable Mention Award
at the 2012-2011 Canstruction

NepTUNA the HippoCANpus rebuilt for the lobby at the Grace Building in New York for Arts Brooksfield.

PBS Newshour Special:  An architectural twist on ordinary food drives with 'Canstruction'