Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2017

Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 62 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program, including multiple companies in Renton.

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 10:31am
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Sixty-two local facilities earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protected regional water quality in 2017.

Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to regional pollution prevention goals.

Five facilities earned the Commitment-to-Compliance Award in 2017. To be qualified for the award, facilities must meet permit requirements every month for five consecutive years with zero violations.

These facilities earned the award:

  • Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent
  • Protective Coatings Inc., Kent
  • A.O. Smith Corp., Renton
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane, Renton
  • Boeing Electronics Center, Renton

Forty-one facilities earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2017 with no violations, and 16 facilities earned Silver Awards for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2017.

Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required industrial facilities to pretreat wastewater before discharging it into the sewer to protect the King County’s conveyance and treatment systems, its workers, as well as the environment and public health.

For more information about the King County Industrial Waste Program, visit www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwaste.

Gold and Silver award winners and their facility locations are as follows:

Gold Award

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Redmond
  • Alaskan Copper Works – 6th Ave., Seattle
  • A.O. Smith Corp., Renton
  • Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent
  • Black Oxide LLC, Auburn
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane – North Field, Seattle
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane, Renton
  • Boeing Company – Plant 2 Facility, Seattle
  • Boeing Electronics Center, Renton
  • Burlington Environmental LLC – Kent
  • Cedar Grove Composting Inc., Maple Valley
  • Cintas Corporation, Renton
  • City of Seattle – Seattle Public Utilities – Kent Highlands Landfill
  • CMC ICOS Biologics Inc., Bothell
  • Esterline Hytek Finishes Co., Kent
  • Glacier Northwest Inc. – Kenmore Facility
  • GM Nameplate Inc., Seattle
  • Honeywell International Inc., Redmond
  • Kenworth Truck, Renton
  • Kerry Inc., Seattle
  • King County Solid Waste Division – Algona Transfer Station
  • MicroSurgical Technology, Redmond
  • National Industrial Concepts, Woodinville
  • Pacific Iron and Metal Inc., Seattle
  • Phillips 66 Company – Renton Terminal
  • Precor Inc. – Plant 2, Woodinville
  • Protective Coatings Inc., Kent
  • Qualawash Holdings LLC, Kent
  • Red Dot Corporation, Seattle
  • Safeway Inc. – Beverage Plant, Bellevue
  • Skills Inc. – Auburn Facility
  • Smith Brothers Farms Milk Plant, Kent
  • Spiration Inc. dba Olympus Respiratory America, Redmond
  • Starbucks Coffee Co. – Kent Flexline Facility
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville
  • Terex Washington Inc. – South Campus, Redmond
  • TLP Management Services LLC, Seattle
  • UniSea Inc., Redmond
  • Vectra Fitness Inc. – Kent
  • Waste Management National Services – 8th Avenue South Reload Facility, Seattle
  • Western Pneumatic Tube Company LLC, Kirkland
  • Western Washington Coca-Cola Bottling LLC, Bellevue

Silver Award

  • ASKO Processing Inc., Seattle
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane, Auburn
  • Ceradyne Inc., a 3M Company, Seattle
  • ConAgra Foods, Kent
  • Davis Wire Corp., Kent
  • Exotic Metals Forming Co., Kent
  • Foss Maritime Company, Seattle
  • Marel Seattle Inc., Seattle
  • National Products Inc., Seattle
  • Northwest Cascade Inc. – Septage Thickening and Dewatering Facility
  • Partner Therapeutics, Lynnwood
  • Primus International – University Swaging Division. Woodinville
  • Tim’s Cascade Snacks, Algona
  • Trident Seafoods Corp., Seattle
  • Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn
  • Washington State Dept. of Transportation – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, SR 99 Bored Tunnel, Seattle

For more information about the King County Industrial Waste Program, visit www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwaste.

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