Renton, WA is a city on the southern shore of Lake Washington. The city is in King County and is about 10 miles south of Seattle and 25 miles northeast of Tacoma.
Boeing has a large factory in Renton. About 17,000 people build commercial aircraft at the factory. Planes in the Boeing 737 MAX series are built here. The facility covers a little over a million square feet in area. The Boeing 757 was also built in Renton, although the plane was taken out of production in 2004.
Paccar has a large factory in the Renton area as well. The Bellevue-based company’s factory focuses on the construction of heavy-duty trucks under the company’s Kenworth line.
Kaiser Permanente, Ikea, and UW Medicine are among the other top employers in the city. The entertainment company Wizards of the Coast has its headquarters in Renton. The company owns the rights to the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game and is also behind the Magic the Gathering card game series.
The Virginia Mason Athletic Center operates in Renton as the headquarters and training facility for the Seattle Seahawks professional football team. The center is home to the team’s annual training camp. It is home to multiple grass fields and an artificial playing surface.
Renton, Washington was a site for salmon fishing among natives before settlement in the 1860s. The city was established in 1845 and incorporated in 1901. Renton is named for shipping magnate and coal trader William Renton. The city’s population grew in the mid-twentieth century thanks to the support of the large Boeing plant in the city.
Interstate 405 travels through the central part of Renton. The highway travels to Bellevue to the north and I-5 to the west.
Renton has a population of about 100,000. The city is the eighth-largest in the state of Washington.
The Renton School District operates the public schools in the city. The Issaquah and Kent School Districts also work in small portions of Renton.
Renton is about seven miles east of the SeaTac Airport. The airport serves 50 million passengers every year and is home to the international headquarters for Alaska Airlines.
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