KIRKLAND, Wash. - The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored with a 2011 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 Kenworth - Renton plant has a comprehensive environmental stewardship program that produces excellent results," said Daryl Simon, Kenworth - Renton plant manager. "Our dedicated employees work hard to produce high quality Kenworth trucks and also take our environmental initiatives very seriously. The 2011 Gold Award from the King County Industrial Waste Program is recognition of their efforts in the environmental arena."
Kenworth's 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. Kenworth's medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Que., which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Commercial Heavy Duty Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.
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Kenworth's Renton Manufacturing Plant Receives Environmental Honor from King County