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New Headquarters for George W. Auch Co.

July 30, 2018

RACER Trust was thrilled to celebrate along with George W. Auch Co. (“AUCH”) employees and other guests as the company cut the ribbon on its beautiful new headquarters in downtown Pontiac, Mich.

The building was meticulously designed to maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact. The building features an open floor plan that makes use of extensive natural daylight, features a lighting system that adjusts automatically to the natural light, and is projected to be U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified, a globally recognized symbol of quality and sustainability achievement. In addition, the parking lot uses natural swales to manage storm water runoff, considerably reducing the load on the local municipal treatment system.

We’re honored that our trustee, Elliott Laws, was among a distinguished lineup of speakers at the ribbon cutting, a group that included Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Pontiac Mayor Dr. Deirdre Waterman and State Rep. Tim Greimel.

Thank you to the AUCH team, led by President Vince DeLeonardis, for investing in Pontiac and doing so with an eye toward the future.

Photos from Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony


Time-Lapse Construction Video
Remarks by Elliott Laws (RACER Trust)

About RACER Trust: RACER (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response) Trust was created to clean up and position for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by the former General Motors Corp. before its 2009 bankruptcy. RACER is one of the largest holders of industrial property in the United States, and when it was formed was the largest environmental response and remediation trust in U.S. history. When the Trust was formed, it owned properties at 89 locations in 14 states, principally in the Midwest and Northeast. The Trust was created by a settlement agreement in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court between the U.S. Government, the 14 states where the former GM properties are located, and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, which owns land adjoining one of the properties in Upstate New York. For more information, please visit our website: www.racertrust.org.