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Kenworth’s Renton Assembly Plant Receives King County Environmental Honor

The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently received a Gold Award presented by the King County (Wash.) Industrial Waste Program.

Kenworth - Renton Assembly Plant

Part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, the Industrial Waste Program annually honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to protecting regional water quality.

Kenworth – Renton received the award for wastewater compliance covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring.

“Kenworth – Renton plant employees maintain a strong focus on our environmental initiatives in their daily efforts to produce quality Kenworth trucks for our customers. As a result, the plant’s comprehensive environmental stewardship program consistently produces excellent results,” said Daryl Simon, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations. “The 2015 Gold Award from the King County Industrial Waste Program recognizes continuous focus in the environmental arena.”

In addition, the Kenworth - Renton plant currently holds a Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award presented in 2015 by King County’s Solid Waste Division for Kenworth’s outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Kenworth’s plants in Renton, Washington, and Chillicothe, Ohio, both hold the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Kenworth’s medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Quebec, which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.

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