Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) announced that Johnstone Supply, Tower Equipment Co. Inc., and Johnson Supply Co. have been named the 2017 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) winners.

The annual competition among Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members recovered 370.946 pounds of mercury from collection bins during the contest period that ran from May 1 to Oct. 31.

This year, 102 HARDI member distributors participated in the BMOP contest by sending in at least one bin from their more than 1,000-member locations nationwide.

“The HARDI membership commitment to recycling mercury in an environmentally safe manner is a testament to their concern for the environment and their commitment to high safety standards in the industry,” said Ryan Kiscaden, executive director of TRC. “Their participation is a front-line effort at keeping mercury out of the environmental stream.”

Kiscaden announced the winners of the BMOP competition during HARDI’s Annual Conference, Dec. 3, in Las Vegas.

Top Prize Winners

  • Most amount of mercury recycled overall (157.16 pounds) – Johnstone Supply
  • Highest average amount of mercury recycled (12.3566 pounds) – Tower Equipment
  • Highest participation rate for distributors with over 10 locations (92%) –  Johnson Supply

Top 3 Branches for Recycling

  • Tower Equipment, Stratford, Connecticut (12.3566 lbs.)
  • Johnstone Supply, Appleton, Wisconsin (6.6588 lbs.)
  • Johnstone Supply, Columbus, Ohio (4.774 lbs.)

Rock Star Awards

Awarded to companies that took the initiative to register before the signup deadline of June 30.

  • Aireco Supply Inc.
  • APR Supply Co.
  • Auer Steel & Heating Supply
  • Corken Steel Products Co.
  • Crescent Parts & Equipment Co.
  • Duncan Supply Co.
  • Ferguson
  • Gustave A. Larson
  • GW Berkheimer Co.
  • Harry Alter Co.
  • Johnson Controls UPG Part Store
  • Johnson Supply
  • Tower Equipment
  • US Air Conditioning Distributors

MVP Award

The MVP award went to Aierco Supply Co. for their dedication and diligent commitment to the recycling efforts. They requested recycling reports on a biweekly basis and collected more than 11 pounds of mercury across 22 locations.

Publication date: 12/7/2017

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