Auburn-area companies recognized for environmental stewardship

For the Reporter

Several Auburn-area companies have been honored for their work to protect 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.

Auburn-area companies earning gold awards (compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2013 with no violations) were: Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona; Black Oxide LLC, Auburn; Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn; Boeing Commercial Airplane, Auburn; and Skills Inc., Auburn.

Auburn's Accurate Industries earned a silver medal for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2013.

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