TK Business Magazine Summer 2016

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With a mission to enhance the lives of local citizens with disabilities, CALCan is no ordinary business.


By Adam Vlach Photos By David Vincent On a cloudy April Tuesday afternoon, the 6,000-square-foot CALCan hydroponics greenhouse— far out of sight from Wanamaker Road in southwest Shawnee County—was dead silent apart from the cooling fans and the trickling streams of water working to grow varieties of lettuce and other produce. On Saturday, well, that was a different story. By 11 a.m. Saturday, the hydroponics greenhouse, which grows plants without the use of soil, was alive with country music blaring and eight workers bouncing around from task to task.

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