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Kenworth’s Renton Manufacturing Plant Receives Environmental Honor from King County


KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kenworth Truck Company manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored by the King County Industrial Waste Program.

Kenworth - Renton received King County’s Commitment-to-Compliance Award for five consecutive years of outstanding 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 wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring.

From left are, Peggy Rice, compliance investigator, King County Industrial Waste Program; Despina Strong, program manager, King County Industrial Waste Program; Tim Perez, environmental waste technician, Kenworth – Renton; Reid Nabarrete, plant manager, Kenworth – Renton; and Rich Sklar, senior environmental waste engineer, Kenworth – Renton.

“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.

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, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power® no-idle system. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2008 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Over the Road and Vocational Segment Class 8 trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.


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