Nominations Now Being Accepted for Tnemec’s 2018 Tank of the Year Contest

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 19, 2018) – Entries are being accepted for Tnemec’s 2018 Tank of the Year competition, announced Doug Hansen, Director of Sales, Water Tank Market. All tank styles are eligible and the deadline for nominating projects is Oct. 1. 

“We look forward to another great year of recognizing the aesthetic, creative and innovative uses of Tnemec coatings on water storage tanks,” Hansen explained. “It’s amazing how the contest has taken on a life of its own 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 by visiting Once the deadline has passed, photographs of all nominated water tanks will be posted on the contest website – available for two weeks, Oct. 8-19 – where the general public can vote for the People’s Choice. 

The People’s Choice will automatically be considered among 11 other committee-determined runners-up for the official Tank of the Year crown. A committee of water tank enthusiasts will judge these finalists based on artistic value, significance of the tank to the surrounding community and challenges encountered during the project. The overall winner of the Tank of the Year contest will be announced Friday, October 26. 

Last year’s winning tank was located in Destin, Florida. The award-winning design in Destin was created by a talented applicator and artist, Eric Henn, who worked with SUEZ Water Advanced Solutions to paint the beach-themed mural. 

“To help keep this mural looking its best for years to come, an advanced fluoropolymer coating system, featuring Series 700 HydroFlon, was utilized to provide unprecedented color and gloss retention,” Hansen observed.  “Approximately 95 percent of the past Tank of the Year winners were coated with HydroFlon coating systems.” 

Previous years’ winners include the Lake Villa, Ill., Providence at Painted Lakes pedestal tank in 2008; the Darree Fields Hydropillar in Dublin, Ohio, in 2009; the Newton, Kan. composite tank in 2010; the Hollywood, Fla., “Turtle” legged tank in 2011; Okaloosa County, Fla., elevated tank in 2012; a 500,000 gallon elevated tank in Mt. Vernon, Ill., in 2013; a composite elevated tank in Midland, Texas, in 2014; the Cocoa, Fla., American flag tank in 2015; and the Ann Arbor, Mich., pedestal tank on Manchester Road in 2016. 

“The Tank of the Year competition has gained popularity in the industry since its inception in 2006,” Hansen added. “More and more fabricators, contractors and owners, take pride every year in being associated with projects nominated for the contest.”

 ABOUT TNEMEC (pronounced /tuh-knee-mick/)

Established in 1921, Tnemec manufactures more than 120 architectural and industrial coating products at facilities in Kansas City, Baltimore, Dallas, and Shanghai, China. Headquartered in Kansas City, Tnemec operates distribution facilities in Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle and Compton, Calif. In addition to the company’s American network of technical representatives, Tnemec has technical representatives in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and China. For more information about Tnemec Company Inc., or any of its products, call +1-816-483-3400; write to 6800 Corporate Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64120-1372; or visit  

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