Nominations can be submitted by visiting www.tnemec.com/tankoftheyear. All electronic nomination forms must be accompanied by a photo or photos of the tank. Once the deadline has passed, a committee of water tank enthusiasts will judge nominations based on several criteria including artistic value, significance of the tank to the surrounding community and challenges encountered during the project.
Tnemec’s 2012 Tank of the Year winner prevails in Okaloosa Island, Florida. With breath-taking detail, the tank stands as a representation of the Emerald Coast’s beauty - a painting of the white sandy beaches and aquamarine seas surrounding the 500,000 gallon pedestal-style tank. The tank’s exterior coating system, consisting of a prime coat of Series 135 Chembuild an intermediate coat of Series 73 Endura-Shield and a topcoat of the long-term gloss-retentive Series 700 HydroFlon was applied by Ohio-based American Suncraft Construction Company and mural artist, Eric Henn, with engineering services provided by Polyengineering, Inc., of Shalimar, Florida.
“The judges were impressed by the tank’s colorful artwork depicting the Emerald Coast, which is named for the color of the waters reflecting off the quartz sand beaches,” said Doug Hansen. “The tank is a tribute to the efforts of Okaloosa County government and its citizens to protect their sugar-white beaches and emerald green waters from all environmental threats.” This idea, and the tank’s visual emergence, is what beat out the competition of more than 200 Tank of the Year nominations last year.