Press Release

GEI Awarded Contract for a Kalamazoo River Superfund Site Cleanup in Michigan

June 16, 2020

GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technical consulting services firms is pleased to announce the firm has been awarded a Kalamazoo River Superfund Site Cleanup in Michigan.

Atlanta-based NCR Corporation, previously known as National Cash Register, recently awarded GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI), a significant environmental cleanup project for part of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site in Michigan. The project is recognized as one of the largest and most complex polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) remediation sites in the U.S.

The project covers 8 miles of the Kalamazoo River in the area of Plainwell to Trowbridge Township, Michigan. GEI is the lead engineer for the project and will manage all investigative, remediation, and restoration activities. The project scope complements GEI’s areas of technical expertise as well as our  regulatory and public engagement capabilities and will add to our significant experience working on the Kalamazoo River.

GEI primary services on the project will include:

  • Program Management
  • Agency Coordination
  • Biological Assessments and Habitat Restoration
  • Community Engagement
  • Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Soil and Sediment Assessment
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Hydrological Studies
  • Dredging, Removal, and Capping Design
  • Dam Removal
  • Construction Management
  • Ecological Evaluations and Restoration

The cleanup project is expected to take decades to complete.

“This is a great example of GEI bringing a full suite of services and our partnership culture to a challenging project while striving to bring exceptional value to our client,” said Ron Palmieri, CEO of GEI. “We’re thrilled to be working with a great corporate partner and with the opportunity to do our part in improving one of the Midwest’s most iconic rivers.”

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About GEI: GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 900 staff and 42 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As an employee-owned firm, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit

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