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Kent companies recognized for environmental stewardship

For the Reporter

Several Kent companies were honored for their efforts in protecting regional water quality.

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 the environment.

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.

The Kent companies earning gold awards (compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2013 with no violations) were: Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC; Exotic Metals Forming Co.; Protective Coatings Inc.; and Seattle Public Utilities, Kent Highlands Landfill.

The Kent companies receiving silver medals (having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2013) were: Kent's Davis Wire Corp.; Esterline Hytek Finishes Co.; King's Command Foods Inc.; Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products; Vectra Fitness Inc.; B.S.B. Diversified Co. Inc.; and Qualawash Holdings LLC.

For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwaste.

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