A water storage tank in Lexington, South Carolina was among the top 12 finalists selected during the 2023 Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance coatings. The tank will also appear in Tnemec’s annual water tank calendar alongside the other top finalists.
“Overall, our team at Tnemec was blown away not only by the number of entries in this year’s Tank of the Year contest but also by all of the innovative and creative designs in this year’s pool of candidate tanks,” explained Brian Cheshire, Director of the Water Tank Market. “The tanks in this year’s contest highlighted the hometown pride and overall ingenuity from many towns all across the United States and Canada.”
Other water tanks among the top 12 finalists for 2023 are in Amarillo, Texas; Artesia, New Mexico; Dunedin, Florida; Florence, South Carolina; Hugo, Oklahoma; Lake Worth Beach, Florida; Bryan, Ohio; Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; Tell City, Indiana; Volga, South Dakota; and Clinton, Tennessee.
Over 320 water tanks were nominated with a record of over 46,000 online “People’s Choice” votes cast this year from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, the Tank of the Year winner is selected by a panel of water tank enthusiasts based on criteria such as artistic value, the significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project.
“Since 2006, Tnemec has been recognizing municipalities for their aesthetic, creative, and innovative uses of our high-performance coatings on water storage tank projects,” Cheshire added. “This year’s finalists represent several different types of water tanks in various shapes and sizes, all of them impressive for one reason or another.”
This year’s winning Tank of the Year and People’s Choice award winner is in Bryan, Ohio, a tank displaying multiple 65-foot-tall Dum-Dums representing Spangler Candy Company’s most popular lollipop flavors. The Tank of the Year will be featured as the month of January in Tnemec’s 2023 water tank calendar. All finalists and nominees will be included in the following months of the calendar.
For more information on Tank of the Year and to request a 2024 Tank of the Year calendar, visit tankoftheyear.com.