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Green Business of the Year Award for 2011


2011 Kent Green Business of the Year 


ApplusTechnologies%20LogoApplus Technologies  was named the “Kent Green Business of the Year for 2011” at the November 15 City Council meeting.  Mayor Cooke presented the prestigious award to Applus Technologies with high praise for their efforts on behalf of the environment.  With headquarters in Kent, Applus is the contractor for the State, tasked with aiding the Department of Ecology in meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines on Air Quality Control.  Overseeing sixteen vehicle emissions testing centers throughout Washington, Applus’ environmental actions go far beyond Kent.applus8 

“The city of Kent is very proud to have such a green business in the community.   Their commitment to protecting and preserving our natural resources is inspiring and serves as a great example to all Kent businesses” stated Mayor Cooke.

In addition to their inherently green task of protecting air quality, waste prevention is one of the top goals for Applus with a number of strategies implemented to protect the environment and reduce the bottom line.  The organization has a strong environmental employee team that focuses on earth-friendly practices that include waste reduction, recycling, and, using recycled-content products.  Recycle team leader, Kristine Schmidt, is the energy and enthusiasm that help drive the actions of the organization’s green team.


The city of Kent has been awarding the Kent Green Business of the Year since 2000.  Winning this award, Applus Technologies is in good company.  Previous recipients include: The Boeing Company, REI, Worldwide Distributors, Emerald City Graphics, Staples Store #1357, Mikron Industries and Panasonic Services Company.  Additional entries this year to be applauded for their stewardship efforts are:  Pet County, McMonigle Veterinary Hospital, and Torklift International.  Let ‘em know you appreciate their efforts the next time you frequent these businesses!


Businesses interested in good stewardship and reducing cost may contact Kristine Schmidt at www.kschmidt@applustech.com, to learn more about Applus’ continuing green programs.





Kent Green Businesses

2010 - REI

2009 - The Boeing Company 

2008 REI 


2006Worldwide Distributors 

2005 - Emerald City Graphics 

2004 - Staples Store #1357 

2003 - Mikron Industries 

2002 - Panasonic Services Company 



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