GM Awards Hamtramck Energy Services Additional Wastewater Treatment Plant Services Contract


Detroit, Mich. (September 6, 2011) – Hamtramck Energy Services (HES) today announced receipt of a multi-year contract from General Motors (GM) for the operation of two GM wastewater treatment facilities in Flint, MI and Saginaw, MI. The contract follows the award earlier this year of three other GM powerhouse and wastewater treatment facilities in Michigan and Texas.

As one of GM’s preferred vendors for powerhouse and wastewater services, HES delivers expert, cost-effective management, operations, maintenance, and environmental compliance for these facilities. This contract meets a growing demand at GM and other manufacturers for expert, day-to-day powerhouse and wastewater treatment operations outsourced to highly qualified private contractors. 

According to Rob Threlkeld, Manager of Supply Contracts at General Motors, “Our assembly plants depend on reliable energy supply and state-of-the-art wastewater treatment services. Hamtramck Energy Services helps us remain both sustainable and competitive in these areas.”

HES now provides third-party expertise in managing and staffing GM powerhouses at six locations in Michigan, Louisiana, and Texas. 

“We are delighted to strengthen and broaden our collaboration with GM on these essential infrastructure services and bring new energy and environmental efficiencies to more GM facilities,” said Richard Pucak, President of Hamtramck Energy Services. Mr. Pucak also announced that HES has hired Joe Jones as a Project Coordinator to expand the HES business into other manufacturing sectors. Mr. Jones brings HES more than 30 years of experience in powerhouse and wastewater plant operations, serving the auto industry, health care facilities, and municipalities.


About Hamtramck Energy Services

Hamtramck Energy Services LLC (HES) is an independent subsidiary of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC that provides third-party expertise in managing and staffing of powerhouses and wastewater treatment facilities. HES provides management oversight and experienced staff; day-to-day operation/maintenance of boilers, chillers, compressors, wastewater treatment and auxiliary equipment; safe, reliable and efficient operation of equipment; cost reduction through the efficient use of manpower and outside contractors; and improved operating practices that reduce costs and improve reliability. Detroit Renewable Energy is a consortium of renewable-energy generation and distribution companies committed to providing the City of Detroit with safe, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for clean energy and waste disposal. In addition to HES, these independent subsidiaries include Detroit Thermal, which powers the City of Detroit’s downtown steam loop, and Detroit Renewable Power, which operates Detroit’s renewable energy-from-waste facility, providing steam to Detroit Thermal and electric power to the local grid.  For more information visit