Wolverine Worldwide is committed to advocating for and protecting the environment. We actively seek out environmentally sustainable business practices in an effort to reduce waste and minimize our impact on the planet. Our commitment includes inspiring our global communities through environmental education and awareness.


Wolverine has established We Are Wolverine, a blog that allows us to create a regular cadence of information and maintain transparency with residents in our hometown. This blog is updated regularly and is a recommended resource for the latest information on our current environmental matters.

Wolverine Worldwide has been notified of PFAS presence in residential drinking water and the Company is currently working with all appropriate agencies to further test residential areas and assess the situation, while keeping the community informed. Wolverine Worldwide has been in the Rockford community for over a hundred years, plans to be in the community for a hundred more, and we are committed to ensuring residents can be confident in the quality of their water.

Map provided is the DEQ PFAS Investigation Map.

To view this interactive map, click here.


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For House Street site specific information:
Rose and Westra, a Division of GZA

For information regarding possible health effects of PFAS and PFOA:
The Kent County Health Department 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 

Information regarding the status of the environmental investigation:
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
You can e-mail the Environmental Assistance Center via their online form (click here).

For information about the Plainfield municipal water system:
Plainfield Township Water Department

For questions about tax / property values:
Plainfield Township Assessing Department
Jeff Miller 616-726-8880

Kent County Health Department
Department of Environmental Quality
House Street Disposal Area (including approx. Study Area and Buffer Zone)
October 31, 2017 Press Release Announcing Installation of Whole House Filters to Begin this Week
October 25, 2017 Press Release Announcing Safe Water Results at East Rockford Middle School
Wolverine Worldwide Media Release October 11, 2017
October 6, 2017 Letter to Residents with wells >70 ppt
October 6, 2017 Letter to Residents with wells < 70 ppt
October 6, 2017 Letter to Residents in Buffer Zone
September 21, 2017 Letter to Residents
DEQ Letter to Residents
September 12, 2017 Town Hall Presentation: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
September 12, 2017 Town Hall Presentation: Department of Environmental Quality
September 12, 2017 Town Hall Presentation: Kent County Health Department
September 08, 2017 Letter to Residents