FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) announced that Johnstone Supply, Tower Equipment Co. Inc., and Johnson Supply Co. have been named the 2017 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) winners during Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors’ (HARDI’s) Annual Conference, Dec. 3 in Las Vegas.

This year, 102 (HARDI) members recovered 370.946 pounds of mercury from collection bins during the contest, which ran from May 1 to Oct. 31.

“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, TRC. “Their participation is a front-line effort at keeping mercury out of the environmental stream.”

Johnstone Supply was awarded with the most amount of mercury recycled overall at 157.16 pounds; Tower Equipment averaged the most amount of mercury recycled per entry at 12.3566 pounds; and Johnson Supply had the highest participation rate with more than 10 participating locations.

Tower Equipment in Stratford, Connecticut (12.3566 pounds); Johnstone Supply in Appleton, Wisconsin (6.6588 pounds); and Johnstone Supply, Columbus, Ohio (4.774 pounds) were honored as the top three branches for recycling.

Aireco Supply Co. in Laurel, Maryland, received the MVP Award for their dedication and diligent commitment to the recycling efforts. The company requested recycling reports on a biweekly basis and collected more than 11 pounds of mercury across 22 locations.

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Publication date: 12/13/17

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