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Kenworth plant receives environmental honor

Jason Cannon May 17, 2013

Kenworth (1)The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Wash., 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. The award recognized the plant for one year of no wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring, the companys says.

“The Kenworth – Renton plant maintains a comprehensive environmental stewardship program, which consistently produces excellent results,” says Judy McTigue, Kenworth – Renton plant manager. “As part of their daily efforts to produce high quality Kenworth trucks, Kenworth’s employees take our environmental initiatives very seriously. The 2012 Gold Award from the King County Industrial Waste Program is recognition of their efforts in the environmental arena.”

Kenworth says its plants in Renton, Wash. 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 sustainable manner.

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