A sneak peak at Wells’ new mock-up building, featuring Integrity Windows


I’m proud to announce that Wells Concrete’s marketing efforts are available for your viewing pleasure at the Grand Forks, Albany, and Rosemount Sites after the New Year! The displays are a fully enclosed mock up building that is comprised of eight unique wall panels that illustrate unique architectural finishes such as thin brick, acid etch, sand blasting, form liners, and polished concrete! Various architectural and structural details such as mitered corners, fully cast corners, reveals, accent bands, monolithically cast cornice, stone form liners, and other features are available for you to scrutinize and evaluate. Structural details include detailing for three common roofing systems such as double tee roof members, bar joist roofing systems, and hollowcore roofing systems.

But the most exciting new features on display are the newly introduced preinstalled windows! That’s right, Wells has partnered exclusively with Integrity Windows by Marvin to bring a new construction method to the industry: preinstalled commercial windows. Wells will preinstall the windows in our production facility before trucking the panels to the job site. You might be thinking, “That sounds like a broken window waiting to happen,” but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, Wells executed this concept to perfection when constructing their newly finished production facility in Rosemount, MN. The panels were manufactured in Wells, MN, where the windows were also installed. The panels were than loaded and trucked over 100 miles to the jobsite where the panels were off loaded and installed. The construction schedule was compressed, the building envelope enclosed that much sooner, and there was a substantial improvement in de-conflicting trades on site!

Obviously, preinstalled windows are not a good fit for every project designed and constructed, but this fact remains clear: there is always a place in the market for improved schedule, leaner construction methods, de-confliction of trades on the job site, and reduced cost of heating and hording in cold winter months.

Contact your Wells Sales Consultant to explore how preinstalled windows in precast wall panels can make your project easier, faster, and less costly.


Sam Nesius
Vice President – Corporate Development