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Tnemec Invites ‘Tank of Year’ Entries

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Tank coating maker Tnemec is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Tank of the Year competition, which honors innovative use of the company’s coatings on water tanks.

All tank styles, and both new construction and renovation projects, are eligible. The deadline for entries is Oct. 3.

 The 2011 Tank of the Year, in Hollywood, FL, stars the town’s iconic sea turtles.

 Photos: Tnemec

The 2011 Tank of the Year, in Hollywood, FL, stars the town’s iconic sea turtles, rendered in 19 colors.

All electronic nomination forms must be accompanied by a photo or photos of the tank. Entries will be judged by “a committee of water tank enthusiasts” on several criteria, including artistic value, significance of the tank to the surrounding community, and challenges encountered during the project, according to Tnemec.

The panel will select both a winner and runners-up.

Selected entries will appear in Tnemec’s water tank wall calendar and used in promotional materials throughout the year. Complete details are available at

2011 Winners

Tnemec’s 2011 Tank of the Year winner was a 1 million gallon torospherical-bottom, ovaloid-style welded steel tank in Hollywood, FL. The 10-legged tank was the first legged design to win Tank of the Year since the competition began in 2006.

The winning tank features a mural of turtles and fish swimming in a blue ocean, reflecting the hundreds of loggerhead sea turtles that return to Hollywood Beach every year.

 The Waynesville High School Tigers, of St. Robert, MO, provided the inspiration for a runner-up in Tnemec’s 2011 competition.
The Waynesville High School Tigers, of St. Robert, MO, provided the inspiration for a runner-up in Tnemec’s 2011 competition.

“Judges in the 2011 competition were impressed by the tank’s colorful artwork with its conservation theme depicting loggerhead sea turtles, which are an endangered species,” said Tnemec’s Doug Hansen. “The elegant graphics are enhanced by the dramatic lighting that illuminates the landmark at night, calling attention to Hollywood as both a tourist destination and a vibrant community.”

Previous year’s winners include the Rosemont, IL, pedestal tank; the Anderson, SC, hot-air balloon tanks; the Lake Villa, IL, Providence at Painted Lakes pedestal tank; the Daree Fields Hydropillar in Dublin, OH; and the Newton, KS, composite tank.


Tagged categories: Competitions; Contests; Maintenance coating work; Protective coatings; Renovation; Steel; Tank exteriors; Tanks; Tanks and vessels

Comment from Mike McCloud, (8/17/2012, 8:44 AM)

Why not add the contractors name in the article as they are the one with the talent. I have no idea who painted these tanks as I am from the Northeast. Art and industry... We can all get along!

Comment from Mary Chollet, (8/17/2012, 11:15 AM)

Hey, Mike, we don't forget contractors! If you followed the link to last year's winners, you would have seen: "The coatings were applied by Utility Service Co. Inc. Founded in 1963, the Perry, GA-based contractor provides a full range of potable water tank maintenance services." But thanks for the chance to salute them again!

Comment from Mike McCloud, (8/20/2012, 9:15 AM)

Thanks Mary, I'm too lazy sometimes. Good stuff, Keep it up.

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