LEI to open new Grand Rapids office

To service our growing client base in Grand Rapids, and to provide quicker response to our Lansing and Kalamazoo area clients, LEI will be opening an office on the northwest side of Grand Rapids.  Operations out of the Grand Rapids office will commence in late November/early December 2012.  Staff in the Grand Rapids office will consist of Geologists, Engineers, and other Professional Scientists.  LEI’s President, Roman Wilson, stated that the company’s significant growth over the past few years has led to this exciting businesss expansion.  “We are thrilled to have this opportunity and anticipate tremendous success”.

LEI hires new Geologist

Ryan Vande Griend, a Calvin College graduate, will utilize his Geology degree to assist LEI’s growing Food Processing Division.  Ryan has a strong geology background and excellent field skills, which will bolster LEI’s capacity to work with our existing and new food processing clients.  He will be a great asset to LEI’s new Grand Rapids office.

LEI Contracted To Oversee Emergency Spill Clean-Up – Grand Rapids, MI

In the early morning hours of September 6, 2012 a semi-tractor and trailer headed southbound on US-131 in Grand Rapids, Michigan crashed into the barricades near the ramp to west bound I-196.  The crash caused the large fuel tanks on the truck to burst spreading diesel fuel and fire throughout the area.  Thankfully, no one was injured in the accident and the fire department and emergency cleanup contractors were on site to respond.  The fuel spill, however, impacted unpaved portions of the roadway to the east and west of the ramp.

Removal of impacted soil on west side of ram

Removal of impacted soil on west side of ramp.

On September 11, 2012, LEI assisted Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc. in the excavation and disposal of around 80 cubic yards of impacted soil.  Restoration activities continued into the following day with the placement of fresh top soil, seed, and erosion prevention mats.

LEI to Present at NALMS Conference

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) will be presenting at the annual North American Lake Management Society Conference in November 2012.  LEI will be discussing the benefits of laminar flow aeration based on actual data obtained from recent pilot tests conducted in Michigan inland lakes.

West Michigan-Based Industrial Business Expands

A thriving industrial business located in Ottawa County retained Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to assist with their expansion into a new location with known environmental concerns.  LEI’s role in this project will be to conduct a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan.  The environmental services rendered will protect LEI’s client from cleanup liability relating to the known contamination and ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations.

Large Metropolitan Hotel Owner Retains LEI for Subsurface Investigation

A large metropolitan hotel owner pursued Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) for the purpose of conducting a subsurface investigation that will ultimately lead to a No Further Action letter from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  LEI has developed a plan to create a Conceptual Site Model that will establish the existing Site conditions.  Once the model is completed, LEI will conduct the appropriate investigation activities necessary to define the extent of soil and groundwater contamination and mitigate potential unacceptable exposures.  Tasks associated with this project will include numerous soil borings, installation of monitoring wells, soil and groundwater sampling, a vapor intrusion assessment, preparation of restrictive covenants, a groundwater mixing zone evaluation, groundwater modeling, and reporting.

Muskegon Heights Brownfield Redevelopment

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) in collaboration with the City of Muskegon Heights,successfully obtained a $200,000 grant form the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to assist in the expansion of a medical facility.  The expansion required the acquisition and redevelopment of a contaminated property formerly utilized as an auto repair and sales shop. 

Environmental activities completed by LEI included the following: soil and groundwater sampling; completion of a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan; supervision of contaminated soil and hoist removal; removal of an abandoned underground storage tank; asbestos and lead-paint surveys; and oversight of building demolition activities.