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Tnemec Company's 2013 Tank of the Year.

With a vivid, intricate wrap-around motif and tagline that reads, "Creativity Redefined," this elevated water tank from Mt. Vernon, Illinois was named Tnemec's 2013 Tank of the Year This water tank's new look is part of a rebranding effort for the City of Mt. Vernon. "In 2012, the City hired an outside company to help develop a new logo," said Bonnie JeTIon, director of the Mt. Vernon Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We wanted to create some continuity and increase our amount of visitors."

The shinning exterior and interior coatings systems were manufactured by Tnemec Company, Inc. All exposed steel is coated with Tnemec's flagship water tank topcoat, HydroFlon--an industry standard for superior protection against UV degradation and other harmful effects caused by atmospheric exposure.

The plated steel was fabricated by CB&I and coated in-shop with a moisture-cured, zinc-rich aromatic urethane primer, Series 91-H20 Hydro-Zinc, on both the interior and exterior. The steel was delivered to the jobsite already primed. The interior steel was then painted with two coats of Series N140 Pota-Pox Plus, a potable water coating certified in accordance with ANSI/NSF Std. 61.

The exterior steel received an intermediate coat of Series 73 Endura-Shield before the finish coat was applied. The finish coat, Series V700 Low VOC HydroFlon, was specified in the color "Tank White." This version of HydroFlon meets area air regulations and provides extremely long-term maintenance cycles with excellent color and gloss retention.


The tank's top-to-bottom mural of spiraling, bubble-like shapes was coated using HydroFlon, too. "They submitted several colors and we provided them with options in every shade," said Mike Cerruti, local coating consultant with Coating Solutions, LLC in Eureka, Missouri. "They ended up using two gallons of seven different colors for the logo and design."

The logo itself was painted by Missouri-based contractor, Trikote LLC. "To create the design and leave sharper lines, the painter cut patterns out of house wrap material," explained Cerutti. "Once the stencils were cut out, they applied the many colors of Hydronon using brush and rollers."
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Title Annotation:Company Profile: Tnemec Company FEATURE
Publication:Coatings World
Date:Feb 1, 2014
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