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Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2015

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Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 65 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.

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Sixty-five local facilities earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protected regional water quality in 2015.

 

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.

 

Skills Inc. in Auburn received the Commitment-to-Compliance Award for meeting permit requirements every month for five consecutive years with no violations of any kind.

 

Fifty-two facilities earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2015 with no violations, and 13 facilities earned Silver Awards for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2015. 

 

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 treatment system and 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.

 

Award winners and their respective facility locations are listed as follows:

 

Commitment-to-Compliance

Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility, Auburn

Gold Award                                                                           

A.O. Smith Corp., Renton

 

Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Redmond

 

Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave., Seattle

 

Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent

 

ASKO Processing Inc., Seattle

Baker Commodities Inc. , Seattle

 

Black Oxide LLC, Auburn

 

BNSF Railway Co. - Interbay Facility, Seattle

 

Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field, Seattle

 

Boeing Commercial Airplane, Renton

 

Boeing Company - Plant 2 Facility, Seattle

 

Boeing Electronics Center, Renton

 

BP West Coast Products LLC, Seattle

 

CMC ICOS Biologics Inc., Bothell

 

Eldec Corp., Lynnwood

 

Encore Oils LLC, Seattle

 

Esterline Hytek Finishes Co., Kent

 

Foss Maritime Company, Seattle

 

G & K Services, Renton

 

GM Nameplate Inc. , Seattle

 

Kenworth Truck Co., Renton

 

King County Road Services Division - Renton Decant Facility, Renton

 

King County Solid Waste Division - Algona Transfer Station, Algona

 

King County Solid Waste Division - Bow Lake Transfer Station, Tukwila

 

King County Solid Waste Division - Renton Transfer Station, Renton

 

King County Solid Waste Division - Vashon Transfer Station, Vashon

 

Magnetic and Penetrant Services Co. , Seattle

 

Mastercraft Metal Finishing Inc., Seattle

 

National Industrial Concepts, Woodinville

 

National Products Inc., Seattle

 

Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, IWS, SeaTac

 

Primus International - University Swaging Division, Woodinville

 

Protective Coatings Inc., Kent

 

Prototron Circuits Inc., Redmond

 

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Kent

 

Red Dot Corp., Seattle

 

Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue

 

Seattle Public Utilities - Kent Highlands Landfill, Kent

 

Seattle Public Utilities - South Transfer Station, Seattle

 

Shasta Beverages, Tukwila

 

Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility, Auburn

 

Skills Inc. - Ballard Facility, Seattle

 

Smith Brothers Farms Milk Plant, Kent

 

Spiration Inc. dba Olympus Respiratory America, Redmond

 

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville

 

Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus, Redmond

 

Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona

 

TOC Holdings Co., Seattle

 

Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn

 

Universal Sheet Metal Inc., Woodinville

 

Western Pneumatic Tube Company LLC, Kirkland

 

WSDOT - Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, SR 99 Bored Tunnel, Seattle

 

Silver Award

Cedar Grove Composting Inc., Maple Valley

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Washington, Bellevue

Darigold Inc. - Rainier Plant, Seattle

Davis Wire Corp., Kent

Kerry Inc., Seattle

MicroSurgical Technology, Redmond

Northwest Cascade Inc. - Septage Thickening and Dewatering Facility, Pacific

Rabanco Recycling Co., Seattle

Safeway Inc. - Milk and Ice Cream Plant, Bellevue

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Lynnwood

Sound Transit - Northgate Link Extension - Maple Leaf Portal (Phase 2), Seattle

Terex Washington Inc. - North Campus, Redmond

University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle

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