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Kenworth plant celebrates 20 years

Jason Cannon June 13, 2013
Employees at the Renton plant have played a key role in Kenworth’s success over the past 20 years. "Along with well-trained employees, we utilize leading-edge technology, production and logistics systems to build quality Kenworth trucks for both on- and off-highway applications,” says Judy McTigue, Kenworth-Renton plant manager.
Employees at the Renton plant have played a key role in Kenworth’s success over the past 20 years. “Along with well-trained employees, we utilize leading-edge technology, production and logistics systems to build quality Kenworth trucks for both on- and off-highway applications,” says Judy McTigue, Kenworth-Renton plant manager.

Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

“The employees at the Renton plant have played a key role in Kenworth’s success over the past 20 years,” Judy McTigue, Kenworth-Renton plant manager, says. “Quality, pride and technology go into every Kenworth truck that goes down the Renton assembly line, and our trucks are known throughout the industry for their excellent performance, reliability and durability.”

Nearly half of the plant’s current employees have worked for Kenworth since the plant opened in 1993 and have produced more than 130,000 Kenworth trucks.

The assembly plant holds the ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner, and last summer received a 2012 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for its exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Kenworth-Renton also recently received a 2012 Gold Award presented by the King County (Wash.) Industrial Waste Program.

The award is for compliance with the plant’s industrial wastewater discharge permit, and recognizes the plant for one year of no wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring. The plant has now received the Gold Award for 14 consecutive years.

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