Three companies have been named the winners of an annual contest by Thermostat Recycling Corp.

The 2014 Big Man on Planet competition winners includes Johnstone Supply, Crescent Parts & Equipment and Corken Steel Products. The annual recycling competition, which took place May 1-Oct. 31, 2014, yielded 55,912 mercury thermostats recycled by Heating Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International members.

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. The tier No. 3 winner was Johnstone Supply, and its Rochester, Minn., branch received $1,000 for recycling the most thermostats in the competition.

The St. Louis branch of tier No. 2 division winner Crescent Parts & Equipment, received $500 for recycling the most thermostats within the tier.

Corken Steel Products’ Florence, Ky., branch received $500 for recycling the most in tier No. 1.