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Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2015


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.


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


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



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