City of Warren awarded cleanup funding for new Lipari Foods, Inc. distribution center

Contact: Dan Gough, MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator,, 517-281-8253
Agency: Environmental Quality

April 20, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced a $531,000 grant and a $319,000 loan to the City of Warren to address contamination at two former auto salvage yards in Warren.

The brownfield grant and loan will mitigate soil contamination at the former salvage yards, located on Bunert Road.  Ashley Capital will then construct a 252,000 square foot state of the art, freezer, warehouse, trucking terminal as well as a food processing and manufacturing facility for Lipari Foods, Inc. The redevelopment is expected to create 337 new jobs.

The MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Program provides grants and loans to local governments for environmental activities on brownfield properties where redevelopment is proposed. Brownfields are vacant or abandoned properties with known or suspected environmental contamination.


Additional contact: Melody Kindraka, MDEQ Public Information Officer,, 517-284-6716