Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que opens corporate headquarters and training center in Kent

Facility to support the company’s expansion plans, beginning with nine new restaurants in the Seattle region

For the Reporter

A Seattle staple, Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que recently opened its new, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and “Central Pit Smokehouse” production facility in Kent, 7681 S. 180th St.

The 13,000-square-foot hub will help Pecos Pit distribute its alder-wood smoked barbecue foods to nine new Seattle-area locations slated to open within the next three years, the company said.

The new Kent headquarters includes five large-scale smokers, each capable of smoking 1,800 pounds of meat at a time. The facility will serve as a training center for new employees.

Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que broke ground June 25 on its newest location in Federal Way, 34530 16th Ave. S., which is scheduled to open early fall. For more information about the restaurant’s expansion plans, locations and menus, visit pecospit.com.

Kent-area industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance

Several Kent-area facilities were among the 62 in the area to recently earn environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protected regional water quality in 2017.

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.

Five facilities earned the Commitment-to-Compliance Award in 2017. To be qualified for the award, facilities must meet permit requirements every month for five consecutive years with zero violations. Two Kent companies – Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, and Protective Coatings Inc. – earned the honor.

Forty-one facilities earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2017 with no violations, and 16 facilities earned Silver Awards for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2017.

Among the Gold Award winners from Kent were: Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC; Burlington Environmental LLC; Esterline Hytek Finishes Co.; Protective Coatings Inc.; Qualawash Holdings LLC; Smith Brothers Farms Milk Plant; Starbucks Coffee Co., Kent flexline facility; and Vectra Fitness Inc.

Those with Silver Awards from Kent were: ConAgra Foods; Davis Wire Corp.; and Exotic Metals Forming Co.

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 conveyance and treatment systems, its workers, as well as the environment and public health.

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

Elsewhere: Lance Goodwin has been named the principal managing broker of Coldwell Banker Bain’s Kent Station office.

Goodwin has been with the office since 2011, most recently serving as its managing broker/assistant manager. He has more than 25 years of real estate experience and is a lifelong resident of South King County. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington, and is actively involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, where he serves as a team leader and for four years as Event Chair.

Coldwell Banker Bain is a leading provider of real estate brokerage services throughout Washington and Oregon, and a market leader in homes sales in 2017.

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