PERRYSVILLE, OHIO - 12/12/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET)
John Barbour, the second generation owner of the family-owned and operated business, Union Mechanical in Ft. Myers, Florida, has been named the grand prize winner of a 2016 Harley-Davidson® Road King® motorcycle in the 2016 Summit Sweepstakes: Road to Freedom.
The nationwide sweepstakes, sponsored by Mansfield Plumbing Products, was open to thousands of licensed plumbers and contractors purchasing Summit toilets between May 1 and September 30, 2016. Barbour, who took his wife Libby on the first ride of the motorcycle that was presented on December 6, 2016, still can't believe he won the grand prize.
"I never win at drawings, so I was truly surprised," says Barbour. "Everyone here was excited for me and maybe just a little jealous."
Barbour and his 20 employees purchase their plumbing needs from Hughes Supply Ft. Myers. Gio Giraldo, management trainee with Hughes Supply, remembers the winning sale that earned Barbour the motorcycle.
"John came in looking for a top quality toilet," says Giraldo. "His company had been purchasing Alto® toilets but this time he was set on a competitor's toilet. Then I talked him into trying a Summit toilet. That one decision got him a great toilet ... and the incredible Harley-Davidson motorcycle!"
As part of the sweepstakes Mansfield also gave away five Milwaukee® 9-Tool Combo Kits and 25 Outback Steakhouse® $100 gift cards. Thirty-one prizes were given out to winners nationwide. The more Summit toilets purchased during the sweepstakes timeframe, the more chances the plumber or contractor had to win a prize.
Wholesalers were encouraged to participate in a Scratch N' Win promotion that ran in conjunction with the 2016 Summit Sweepstakes. Every time a wholesaler sold a Summit toilet during the promotion and entered their customer for a chance to win in the sweepstakes, they received a Scratch N' Win card. More than 1,700 Scratch N' Win cash prizes were awarded during the promotion with John Landolt, showroom manager at Wholesale Supply in Cleveland, Tennessee winning the mega $5,000 cash prize.
A 42-year employee at Wholesale Supply, Landolt has been selling Mansfield products for as long as he can remember. "I've won the $25 scratch off before and someone else here has won $250 but I never thought I'd win the $5,000!" says Landolt. "I kept shouting 'I DID IT' and everyone got excited. Now I'm going to pay off some bills and maybe take a cruise with the prize money!"
Mansfield Plumbing precision manufactures millions of pieces of sanitaryware and bathware each year at its facilities in Perrysville and Big Prairie, Ohio and in Henderson, Texas. Founded in 1929, Mansfield Plumbing, which is owned by Corona, is a leading producer of top-quality, high-design, performance plumbing fixtures and fittings for use in residential, commercial and institutional markets. For more information, visit www.mansfieldplumbing.com or call 877-850-3060.
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