Tnemec Opens Nominations for 2020 Tank of the Year
Entries are now being accepted for Tnemec Company Inc.’s 2020 Tank of the Year Competition, according to the company.
Officially announced earlier this week by Scott Keilbey, Sales Director – Water Tank Market, the deadline for nominations is Sept. 30.
“We look forward to another great year of recognizing the creative uses of Tnemec coatings on water storage tanks,” explained Keilbey. “It’s amazing how the contest has grown during the past decade; it has become a great way to showcase what’s going on in the water tank industry.”
Nominations can be submitted electronically through the contest website. After the deadline, all nominations will be posted Oct. 5-16 for the People’s Choice voting. The People’s Choice tank will automatically be considered among 11 other finalists for the Tank of the Year.
The finalists will be announced Oct. 19. The overall winner will be announced Oct. 23.
Last Year’s Winner
Last year, a municipal water tank in Wamego, Kansas won both the People’s Choice award and Tank of the Year. The pedestal water tank won out over more than 300 other water tanks. Nearly 20,000 votes from both the U.S. and Canada were cast.
Painted by Classic Protective Coatings (Menomonie, Wisconsin) with eight different colors, the Wamego tank was selected by a panel of judges who chose based on artistic value, local significance and challenges encountered while the project was underway.
The Wamego tank joined the Oz Museum and an actual yellow brick road as another local Wizard of Oz-themed attraction. (The Oz Museum serves as a home for the largest permanent public display of Oz artifacts in the world, with the collection including an original flying monkey, costumes and production notes from the original 1939 MGM film, “The Wizard of Oz.”)
The project was completed in June of last year, with BG Consultants serving as the engineer.
“The Wamego tower represents a connection to the city’s Oz museum, which includes a large collection of Oz memorabilia and artifacts,” said Randy Moore, Director of Sales—Agency Development & Industry Affairs for Tnemec.
“The 500,000-gallon Wamego water tank was repainted with a HydroFlon fluoropolymer coating system, which will help the many hues on the tank retain their color and gloss over time.”