Kenworth plant receives environmental honor

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The Kenworth Truck Co. manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., recently was honored with a 2010 Gold Award presented by the King County Industrial Waste Program. The award is for compliance with the plant’s industrial wastewater discharge permit and recognized one year of no wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring and King County monitoring.

“Kenworth Truck Company is honored to receive this environmental award and special recognition from King County,” says Mike Clark, Kenworth-Renton plant manager. “This 2010 Gold Award resulted from the conscientious efforts of our dedicated Kenworth Renton plant employees to attain a high level of environmental achievement as part of Kenworth’s comprehensive environmental stewardship program.”

Kenworth’s plants in Renton, Wash., and Chillicothe, Ohio, both hold the 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, Quebec, which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.

In addition, the Kenworth Renton plant currently holds a Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award presented in 2010 by King County’s Solid Waste Division for Kenworth’s outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.