Industrial Business Expands into New Facility

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) assisted a growing West Michigan based manufacturing company (the client) with the acquisition of a 300,000 square foot industrial facility.  LEI’s services were designed to meet the lending requirements of a local lender and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Initially, LEI completed an All Appropriate Inquiry ASTM E 1527-05 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, which revealed numerous recognized environmental concerns.  To address these concerns, LEI performed a Phase II Subsurface Investigation consisting of numerous soil borings and collection of soil and groundwater samples.  Results from the investigation revealed that the property was contaminated with various metals and volatile organic compounds.

Based on the presence of these hazardous substances, at levels above Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Part 201 Cleanup Criteria, a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) was completed and submitted to the DEQ on behalf of the client.  A Due Care Plan, demonstrating compliance with applicable due care obligations, was also prepared and submitted to the DEQ for approval.  DEQ approval was granted, the lending requirements were met, and the client purchased the facility.