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Hach to Announce Two $50,000 Grand Prize Winners

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Hach Company will announce the two grand prize winners of the See the BIG Picture contest at WEFTEC2011 at 2 p.m. on October 18 in booth #1601.Hach will award one municipal wastewater facility and one industrial wastewater site $50,000 in new Hach equipment.

“The entries for 2011 were quite impressive, and the judges had a big job in front of them.” Kurt Tyler, VP of Marketing for Hach, said “after much deliberation, the panel chose two very deserving, and very creative facilities.”

The contest, which began on April 19, offered one municipal and one industrial wastewater treatment plant the chance to receive $50,000 in free Hach equipment by creating a video or PowerPoint explaining how new equipment could improve their treatment process.

Entries were judged on creativity, expected results from the products requested, and the expected impact of the award.

While the two grand prize winners have been selected, eight other plants are hopefuls to receive the Fan Favorite prize of $40,000 in Hach equipment.

This prize will be awarded to one facility based on public votes at hachbigpicture.com/vote. Voting is open to the public and ends on November 13, 2011. Hach will announce the $40,000 Fan Favorite winner on November 15, 2011.

The following facilities are nominated for the Fan Favorite position:

• Appleton Papers, INC., PA
• Harrison Poultry, INC., GA
• Arkema INC., AL
• Domtar Paper Company, WI
• Town of Buckeye WWTP, AZ
• City of North Branch WWTP, MN
• Cranberry Township Brush Creek WWTP, PA
• North Side Canal Company, ID
• Baldwin County Sewer Service, AL
• Deltona Lakes Wastewater Facility, FL