Brighton’s ASTI Environmental to Open Office in Downtown Detroit


Brighton-based ASTI Environmental, an environmental and engineering services firm, will open its third office in Michigan in the Grand Park Centre building in downtown Detroit, also known as the Michigan Mutual building.

“With our history in the city of Detroit (dating back to) 1985, it’s high time that we hang a shingle there,” says Tom Wackerman, president of ASTI. “We have been instrumental in so many redevelopment projects in the city, and we see a great future for Detroit as it redefines what it means to be an American city.”

Wackerman says ASTI completed its first project in the city in 1985, a redevelopment project for the former Stroh headquarters along Joseph Campau Street on the Detroit River. He says the company has completed more than 1,500 projects in Detroit.

The new office, located at 28 West Adams, just west of Woodward, is in a 19-story building designed by Frederick P. Dinkelberg that was originally constructed in 1922 as the headquarters for Stroh Brewing Co. Giffels Webster Engineers; Jaffe, Raitt Heuer & Weiss; and Bank of America, among others, are tenants.

Wackerman says the office will be the new home of ASTI’s real estate incentives and the Brownfield redevelopment group, which specialize in urban restoration.

Besides Brighton, ASTI also has offices in Grand Rapids. Services include wetland identification and permitting, indoor air quality and mold assessments, soil and groundwater investigations, underground storage tank remediation, brownfield redevelopment projects, and site restoration efforts.

To learn more about ASTI Environmental, read DBusiness’ article, Clean Up, in the September/October 2015 issue.

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