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Kenworth wins award for green initiatives

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Kenworth’s line of environmentally-friendly commercial trucks and its green manuf...


Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes at Kenworth's Renton, Wash. plant helped it earn a special award.
Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes at Kenworth's Renton, Wash. plant helped it earn a special award.

SEATTLE, Wash. — Kenworth’s line of environmentally-friendly commercial trucks and its green manufacturing initiatives have garnered a prestigious award.

 

The company was honoured with the 2009 Green Washington manufacturing award from Seattle Business magazine this week.

 

Kenworth won the award thanks to its production of its T270 and T370 diesel-electric hybrids, its T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck and its environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes at its Renton, Wash. truck plant.

 

“Kenworth is pleased to receive the Green Washington manufacturing award in recognition of our extensive environmental efforts,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice-president. “Kenworth continues to lead the trucking industry by providing practical technologies that help customers enhance fuel economy and reduce emissions. We now have over 500 hybrid and LNG trucks operating in the marketplace.”


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