Sustainable Development: Tower Equipment Receives The Big Man On Planet Award


Your friends at Tower Equipment Company are proud to announce that we have been named Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) 2017 Big man on Planet along with Johnstone Supply!

We are extremely honored to receive such an important award as recycling mercury is just as important as ever! As a whole, we are earnestly grateful for the recognition for our hard work this year as every other participant was capable of winning. Our team is very proud to see the great work HARDI members did for the planet and we are looking forward to seeing just how much we can recycle next year!

About the Annual Competition

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The annual competition was held among Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members. With a total of 370.946 pounds of mercury recovered 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

View the original article here.

Our Team is committed to recycling mercury in an environmentally safe manner and we want to remind you that you can drop off any mercury thermostats you have at TECO. We want to help you keep a commitment to high safety standards in the industry as well so please keep us in mind when you spot those old mercury thermostats!

Don’t Throw out Recycle- Contact us today if you would like more information on how you can recycle with TECO at:




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