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Online Voting Opens for Tank of the Year Contest

Online voting is now open for the annual Tank of the Year contest sponsored by Tnemec Co., Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based provider of high-performance protective coatings.

This marks the 12th year of the contest, which recognizes the aesthetic, creative, and innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water storage tanks.

Where, How to Vote

Local government members, fabricators, engineers, applicators, and private citizens are invited to visit and cast a ballot for their favorite tank.

Voting will be open for a 10-day period. During this time, voters can go to the website, pick their favorite tank, and then track and share the results using the hashtag #tankoftheyear on social media. Only one vote is allowed per person, but voters will be able to see the leaders when they revisit the site.

The water tank that receives the most votes will be named the People’s Choice and receive an automatic bid as a finalist for the 2017 Tank of the Year. After online voting has ended, the People’s Choice winner and 11 committee-determined finalists will be considered for the official Tank of the Year title.

The 2016 winner was a 500,000-gal (1.89 million L) municipal water tank located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which was painted with images of native birds and fish. The design used an exterior coatings system including the fluoropolymer finish Series 700 HydroFlon for ultraviolet (UV) light resistance, as well as color and gloss retention.

Timetable for the Contest

All votes for the 2017 contest must be in by Friday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. Central time. On Oct. 23, Tnemec will announce the People’s Choice winner and 11 semi-finalists. The 2017 Tank of the Year will be announced on Oct. 27.

A field of approximately 300 water tanks were nominated for this year’s competition. The winner will be featured as the month of January in the company’s 2018 water tank calendar.

All finalists and nominations will be included in the following months of the calendar.

For more information, contact: Tnemec, (800) 863-6321,