McGinnis Investment Corp. working to cleanup site


McGinnis Investment Corp. has negotiated a Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental conditions at the McGinnis Property in Cabell County.

The property is located at 101-111 2nd Ave., in Huntington, and includes approximately 4.1 acres. The site was most recently occupied by Empire Metal Recycling. Historically, the site has been occupied by a furniture manufacturing facility and warehouse, an electric fan manufacturing facility, a toy warehouse, and a pesticide and chemical formulator facility. Future land use for the property is anticipated to remain commercial or industrial.

McGinnis Investment will work with the DEP’s Office of Environmental Remediation to identify human health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site; establish applicable remediation standards and ensure those standards are maintained at the site.

VRAs are part of West Virginia’s Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act, which encourages voluntary cleanups of contaminated sites, as well as redevelopment of abandoned and under-utilized properties, with an objective of counteracting the lack of development on sites with contamination or perceived contamination. By providing financial incentives to invest in brownfields, this approach protects communities and the environment, while still promoting economic development in West Virginia.

Questions regarding the Voluntary Remediation Program or this application should be directed to either WVDEP Project Manager Bin Z. Schmitz (WVDEP—OER, 601 57th Street, SE, Charleston, WV 25304; 304-926-0499, ext. 1286) or Licensed Remediation Specialist Heather A. Metz (TRIAD Engineering, Inc., 10541 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560; 304-755-0721.


Tom Aluise