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Local industrial facilities earn recognition for environmental compliance


Commitment to business practices that protect regional water quality earned environmental awards for 72 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.


Seventy-two local industrial facilities earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality in 2014.

“The industries and manufacturers we recognize with these awards understand that a healthy economy is tied to a healthy environment,” said Executive Constantine. “Our quality of life is a major driver for growth and prosperity, so protecting water quality is good business.

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.

Three facilities received Commitment-to-Compliance Awards for meeting permit requirements every month for five consecutive years with no violations of any kind.

Forty-seven facilities earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2014 with no violations, and 25 facilities earned Silver Awards for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2014. 

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

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


  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - Auburn
  • Precor Inc. - Plant 2, Woodinville
  • Primus International - University Swaging Division, Woodinville


Gold Award                                                                           

  • A.O. Smith Corporation, Renton
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Redmond
  • Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave., Seattle
  • Amgen Corp. – Seattle
  • Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent
  • ASKO Processing Inc., Seattle
  • Baker Commodities Inc., Seattle
  • BNSF Railway Co. - Interbay Facility, Seattle
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane – Auburn
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field, Seattle
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane – Renton
  • Boeing Company - Plant 2 Facility, Seattle
  • Boeing Electronics Center, Renton
  • Cedar Grove Composting Inc., Maple Valley
  • CMC Icos Biologics Inc., Bothell
  • Eldec Corporation., Lynnwood
  • Esterline Hytek Finishes Co., Kent
  • Exotic Metals Forming Company, Kent
  • Foss Maritime Company, Seattle
  • G & K Services, Seattle
  • Honeywell International Inc., Redmond
  • Kenworth Truck Company, Renton
  • King County RSD - Renton Decant Facility
  • King County SWD - Algona Transfer Station
  • King County SWD - Bow Lake Transfer Station, Tukwila
  • King County SWD - Cedar Hills Landfill, Maple Valley
  • King County SWD - Factoria Transfer Station, Bellevue
  • King County SWD - Shoreline Transfer Station
  • King County SWD - Vashon Transfer Station
  • Mastercraft Metal Finishing Inc., Seattle
  • Precor Inc. - Plant 1, Woodinville
  • Precor Inc. - Plant 2, Woodinville
  • Primus International - University Swaging Division, Woodinville
  • Protective Coatings Inc., Kent
  • Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Kent
  • Red Dot Corp., Seattle
  • Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue
  • Seattle, City of - SPU - Kent Highlands Landfill, Kent
  • Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility, Auburn
  • Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus, Redmond
  • The Gear Works, Seattle
  • Trident Seafoods Corp., Seattle
  • Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle
  • Vectra Fitness Inc., Kent
  • Western Pneumatic Tube Co., Kirkland
  • WSDOT - Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, SR 99 Bored Tunnel


Silver Award

  • Accurate Industries, Auburn
  • Ceradyne Inc. - Viox Glass Technology, Seattle
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Washington, Bellevue
  • Darigold, Inc. - Issaquah Plant, Issaquah
  • Davis Wire Corp., Kent
  • Glacier Northwest Inc., Kenmore
  • King County SWD - Renton Transfer Station, Renton
  • Magnetic and Penetrant Services Co., Seattle
  • National Industrial Concepts, Woodinville
  • National Products Inc., Seattle
  • Northwest Cascade Inc. - Septage Thickening and Dewatering Facility, Pacific
  • Pacific Iron and Metal Inc., Seattle
  • Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, BW, Seatac
  • Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, IWS, Seatac
  • Qualawash Holdings LLC, Kent
  • Rabanco Recycling Company, Seattle
  • Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Lynnwood
  • Shasta Beverages, Tukwila
  • Skills Inc. - Ballard Facility, Seattle
  • Sound Transit - Capitol Hill Station Location (U240), Seattle
  • Sound Transit - University of Washington Station Location, Seattle
  • Spiration Inc. dba Olympus Respiratory America, Redmond
  • Terex Washington Inc. - North Campus, Redmond
  • TOC Holdings Co., Seattle
  • Universal Sheet Metal Inc., Woodinville