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Fourth Annual Big Man On Planet Competition Launches


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced the fourth annual Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition beginning May 1, in partnership with Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC).

BMOP will run through October 31 and all HARDI wholesaler members are eligible to participate.

BMOP encourages HARDI members to promote TRC's mercury thermostat collection program at their branches. Four winning wholesalers will be determined by company size. Additionally, a $500 store incentive will be awarded to the top branch locations. Winners will be recognized at HARDI's annual conference, December 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.

"HARDI is proud of its members for their participation in the annual Big Man on the Planet program and we look forward to another strong year," said Talbot Gee, CEO of HARDI. "Our continued success eliminating harmful mercury from the waste stream demonstrates the commitment HARDI members have to their communities. We value our partnership with TRC and continue to support their efforts."

Corken Steel Products, Crescent Parts & Equipment, and Johnstone Supply were the winners in 2014. Johnstone Supply also won in 2013, and Johnson Supply was the inaugural winner in 2012.

For additional information, visit thermostat-recycle.org.