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TRC Announces 2014 Big Man On Planet Competition Winners. Johnstone Supply, Crescent Parts & Equipment, and Corken Steel Products take top awards for mercury thermostat collection efforts.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) announced that Johnstone Supply, Crescent Parts & Equipment and Corken Steel Products have been named the 2014 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) winners. The annual competition among Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members took place May 1st October 31st and yielded 55,912 mercury thermostats recycled among all participants.

Twenty one HARDI member distributors with more than 1,000 locations nationwide signed up to compete in BMOP this year, compared to 600 locations in 2013. Johnstone Supply won the 2013 BMOP award, and Johnson Supply won in 2012. The 2014 competition created three tiers based on company size and awarded a trophy to the distributor within each tier who recycled the most mercury thermostats. Additionally, an incentive was awarded to the branch location within each tier that recycled the most during the competition.

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Tier three: Distributors with 41+ locations

Johnstone Supply won tier three and their Rochester, MN branch received the $1,000 incentive for being the location that recycled the most in the overall competition.

Tier two: Distributors with 11 40 locations
Crescent Parts & Equipment won tier two and their St. Louis, MO branch received the $500 incentive for being the location that recycled the most within their tier.

Tier one: Distributors with 1 10 locations
Corken Steel Products won tier one and their Florence, KY branch received the $500 incentive for being the location that recycled the most within their tier.

About Thermostat Recycling Corporation
The Thermostat Recycling Corporation, founded in 1998, is an industry-funded non-profit corporation supported by 30 manufacturers who historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in the United States. TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide and has recovered more than 1.8 million thermostats since its inception. TRC assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats recovered from service. Learn more about TRC by finding us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.
            
 

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