Environmental Compliance Audit


Hirschvogel, Inc.


Columbus, OH

CEC Services

  • Air Compliance and Permitting
  • Auditing and Compliance Plans
  • Phase I & II Assessments
  • Site Characterization
  • Stormwater Sampling and Permitting
  • Waste Characterization
  • Emergency Response
  • Water and Soil Sampling

Owner Objective

Hirschvogel, Inc. is an international automotive supplier, headquartered in Germany, with its sole United States constituent facility located in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus facility began operations in 1988 and specializes in forging and machining of steel and aluminum automotive parts for automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers.

CEC Approach

Hirschvogel contracted CEC to perform an environmental compliance audit in order to provide an evaluation of the facility’s current compliance status in light of the departure of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager as well as several other employees that were assigned to assume the responsibilities of the former EH&S Manager. The facility was also seeking to purchase adjoining properties to expand its footprint and operations through use of existing buildings and construction of new buildings.

CEC personnel helped to educate the new EH&S Manager throughout the entire audit process as well as during the subsequent tasks to achieve compliance. CEC personnel took extra time to explain the various regulatory programs and requirements to help the new manager understand the importance of compliance. CEC continues to stay in contact with the EH&S Manager to ensure the facility stays in compliance as operations are expanded.

CEC assisted Hirschvogel expand their operations through the acquisition of an adjacent former industrial property, by performing a Phase I and limited Phase II Environmental Assessment (ESA). The ESAs were performed to assess potential impacts from the former industrial operations to soil, groundwater and soil vapor.