Minnesota AWWA Honors Tony Belden With Two Prestigous Awards at Annual Conference

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Oakdale, MN – EA Tanks’s President and CEO, Tony Belden, was recently awarded with Minnesota American Water Works Association’s Benjamin G. Mason Award and George Warren Fuller Award.

The Benjamin G Mason Award of Excellence is an annual award given to an AWWA MN Section Manufacturers/Associate Council (MAC) member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the drinking water community and to AWWA’s mission and goals. The MN Section winner will then be submitted as a nominee for the John Lechner Award of Excellence, which is the same award on the National AWWA level (one winner).

George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the American Water Works Association to the sections' respective selected members for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. The recipients of the George Warren Fuller Awards are selected by the individual sections of the Association from among their own members in accordance with these criteria.

Belden commented "It’s fun to serve and volunteer with the great members of the Minnesota section AWWA. I am honored that the MAC committee chose me for the Ben Mason award as Ben was the first person who really encouraged me to be more active with the Minnesota Associates Council and we are able to work together there for a few years. Being named the Fuller award recipient was a total surprise but, apparently my wife Mary knew and kept it a secret. I know many of the past Fuller award winners and I respect them very much. It is a highly regarded award in the Water industry and I was humbled to be recognized by my volunteer peers for such an honor."

For more than 34 years, EA Tanks has successfully built a bolted-steel storage tank business and has become the leading provider of Glass-Fused-to-Steel tanks in 19 states. Visit EA Tanks’s website at www.EngAmerica.com.