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Five Auburn companies recognized for environmental stewardship by King County

Facilities that exceeded wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2013 earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality. Four Auburn companies earned the gold award (Black Oxide LLC, Tri-Way Industries Inc., Boeing Commercial Airplane and Skills Inc.) and one company earned a silver award (Accurate Industries).

Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, recognizes local facilities whose wastewater pretreatment efforts, permit compliance, and excellent record keeping contribute to regional pollution prevention goals.

Safeway Inc. Beverage Plant in Bellevue earned a Commitment-to-Compliance Award for meeting discharge permit standards every month for five consecutive years with no violations of any kind. The company also received the award in 2000.

Forty-four companies earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2013 with no violations. The program presented Silver Awards to 27 companies for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2013.

Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required industrial facilities to pretreat wastewater before discharging it into the sewer to protect the County’s treatment system and its workers as well as the environment and public health.  In addition to applying federal, state and local environmental regulations and monitoring facilities for compliance, the program educates industrial users about regulatory requirements and pollution prevention.

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

Commitment-to-Compliance Award

  • Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue

 Gold Award

  •  Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona
  • Black Oxide LLC, Auburn
  • Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - Auburn
  • Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility, Auburn
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Washington, Bellevue
  • Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue
  • Wash. State Dept. of Transportation - SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program Construction Site, Bellevue
  • King County Solid Waste Division - Factoria Transfer Station, Bellevue
  • CMC Icos Biologics Inc., Bothell
  • Romac Industries Inc., Bothell
  • Glacier Northwest Inc., Kenmore
  • Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent
  • Exotic Metals Forming Co., Kent
  • Protective Coatings Inc., Kent
  • Seattle Public Utilities - Kent Highlands Landfill, Kent
  • Western Pneumatic Tube Co., Kirkland
  • Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Lynnwood
  • Honeywell International Inc., Redmond
  • Terex Washington Inc. - North Campus, Redmond
  • A.O. Smith Water Products Co., Renton
  • King County Road Services Division - Renton Decant Facility, Renton
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - Renton
  • Boeing Electronics Center, Renton
  • King County Solid Waste Division - Renton Transfer Station, Renton
  • Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave., Seattle
  • Baker Commodities Inc., Seattle
  • BNSF Railway Co. - Interbay Facility, Seattle
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field, Seattle
  • BP West Coast Products LLC, Seattle
  • Carl Zapffe Inc., Seattle
  • Ceradyne Inc. - Viox Glass Technology, Seattle
  • GM Nameplate Inc., Seattle
  • Marel Seattle Inc. Seattle
  • Seattle Public Utilities - South Transfer Station, Seattle
  • King County Solid Waste Division - Shoreline Transfer Station, Shoreline
  • TOC Holdings Co., Seattle
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle
  • Vigor Shipyards Inc., Seattle
  • King County Solid Waste Division - Vashon Transfer Station, Vashon
  • Precor Inc. - Plant 1, Woodinville
  • Precor Inc. - Plant 2, Woodinville
  • Primus International - University Swaging Division, Woodinville
  • Universal Sheet Metal Inc., Woodinville

 Silver Award

  • Accurate Industries, Auburn
  • Davis Wire Corp., Kent
  • Esterline Hytek Finishes Co., Kent
  • King's Command Foods Inc., Kent
  • Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Kent
  • Vectra Fitness Inc., Kent
  • B.S.B. Diversified Co. Inc., Kent
  • Qualawash Holdings LLC, Kent
  • Crane-Eldec Corp., Lynnwood
  • Prototron Circuits Inc., Redmond
  • Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus, Redmond
  • Kenworth Truck Co., Renton
  • Amgen Corp. – Seattle, Seattle
  • Art Brass Plating Inc., Seattle
  • ASKO Processing Inc., Seattle
  • Darigold Inc. - Rainier Plant, Seattle
  • National Products Inc., Seattle
  • Pepsi Beverages Co. - Seattle Facility, Seattle
  • Pioneer Industries, Seattle
  • Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, BW, Seattle
  • Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, IWS, Seattle
  • Rabanco Recycling Co., Seattle
  • Red Dot Corp., Seattle
  • Sound Transit - University of Washington Station Location, Seattle
  • Wash. State Dept. of Transportation - Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, SR 99 Bored Tunnel, Seattle
  • Shasta Beverages, Tukwila
  • King County Solid Waste Division - Bow Lake Transfer Station, Tukwila
  • Redhook Brewing Co., Woodinville
For more information about the program, visit the website at www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwastelinks to external site.