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Kenworth Truck Company
P.O. Box 1000 (98083-1000)  |  10630 NE 38th Place  |  Kirkland, WA 98033
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Kenworth's Renton Manufacturing Plant Receives Environmental Honor from King County

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 5, 2011 - The Kenworth Truck Company manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored with a 2010 Gold Award presented by the King County Industrial Waste Program.

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The award is for compliance with the plant's industrial wastewater discharge permit. The award recognized the plant for one year of no wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring.

"Kenworth Truck Company is honored to receive this environmental award and special recognition from King County," said Mike Clark, Kenworth-Renton plant manager. "This 2010 Gold Award resulted from the conscientious efforts of our dedicated Kenworth - Renton plant employees to attain a high level of environmental achievement as part of Kenworth's comprehensive environmental stewardship program."

Kenworth's plants in Renton, Wash., and Chillicothe, Ohio, both hold the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth's medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Que., which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.

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In addition, the Kenworth - Renton plant currently holds a Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award presented in 2010 by King County's Solid Waste Division for Kenworth's outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Commercial Heavy Duty Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Medium Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

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