Kenworth's Renton, Wash., Plant Receives Local Environmental Honor

May 12, 2009

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Kenworth Truck Company's manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored by the King County Industrial Waste Program for compliance with the plant's industrial wastewater discharge permit.
It marked the plant's second consecutive Commitment-to-Compliance award, which represents 10 consecutive years of no violations of any kind covering wastewater discharge, or for permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring and King County monitoring.

"Kenworth is pleased to again receive this prestigious environmental award from King County," said Marilyn Santangelo, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations. "The award is a testament to the diligent efforts of employees at the Kenworth-Renton plant to achieve and maintain a high level of environmental accomplishment, and is an important part of the plant's comprehensive efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle."

Kenworth - Renton and the Kenworth - Chillicothe plant in 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.

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