By Mimi Jansen
TACOMA – The Chamber annually recognizes entrepreneurial efforts that meet a high standard of excellence for environmental, preservation and protection accomplishments through its Tahoma Business Environmental Award.
This afternoon, at the Chamber Luncheon, the 2013 award was presented by award sponsor Steve Thomason, Taylor-Thomason Insurance, to Targa Sound Terminal.
Targa Sound Terminal focuses on safe, responsible, reliable and efficient logistics. Their goal is to be the best bulk liquid and petroleum logistic service provider in the Pacific Northwest.
With roots set in the 1960s, Targa’s small team pursued a vision that has propelled their growth to 46 employees locally. Their vision is essential to keeping the Port of Tacoma competitive, creating family-wage jobs and maintaining a commitment to the community’s clean and efficient future.
In 2007, they became the first wholesale truck rack in Washington State to provide renewable biodiesel blends. Their dock was the first to provide low-emission ultra-low sulfur diesel to local tugs and fishing vessels. In 2011, Targa began supporting local farmers by supplying Washington grown and produced canola biodiesel. In 2012, they started blending EPA emission control area fuel for Port of Tacoma businesses.
Targa Sound Terminal currently handles petroleum, petroleum products and renewable fuels. They are committed to using the best environmental control technology available to make their operation the best in the state. They have a history of being a good neighbor and are committed to contributing to the betterment of the Tacoma community.