Kenworth's Renton Plant Receives Environmental Honor

June 29, 2018


KIRKLAND, Wash., June 29, 2018 – The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Washington, recently received a 2017 Gold Award from the King County (Washington) Industrial Waste Program.

Part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, the Industrial Waste Program annually honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to protecting regional water quality. Kenworth – Renton has now earned the Gold award for its exemplary wastewater discharges practices for four consecutive years, and 18 times in the past 19 years. The award standards focus on wastewater compliance, covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring.

“We operate a comprehensive environmental stewardship program that consistently achieves excellent results,” said Bart Hoemann, Kenworth - Renton plant manager. “Our employees take our environmental initiatives seriously during their daily efforts to produce quality Kenworth trucks. The 2017 Gold Award from the King County Industrial Waste Program recognizes their dedication to achieving our environmental goals.”

Kenworth Renton, WA Assembly Plant

Kenworth’s plants in Renton, Washington, and Chillicothe, Ohio, both hold the prestigious ISO 14001:2015 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Kenworth’s medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR Ste. Therese, Quebec, manufacturing facility, which also holds ISO 14001:2015 status.

For more information about the King County Industrial Waste Program, visit

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