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Williams County Jail gets an expansion

Williams County Jail Location: Williston, ND General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction Company Architect: Klein McCarthy Architects Engineer: CW Structural Engineers Owner: Williams County, ND Description: Williams County Jail is getting another expansion, this time doubling the original jail capacity with the addition of 112 new beds. Wells Concrete provided both double tee roof pieces and… Read more »


Housing growth brings a new school for Lakeville

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Location: Lakeville, MN General Contractor: Wenck Architect: Wold Architects and Engineers Engineer: BKBM Engineers Owner: ISD #196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Description: Construction has begun for the new elementary school 19 for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District , which will be located in the southwest corner of the intersection of County Road 46 and… Read more »


New storage building for Dickinson Middle School

Dickinson Cold Storage Building Location: Dickinson, ND General Contractor: Mortenson Construction Architect/Engineer: DLR Group Inc. Owner: Dickinson Public Schools Description: When Wells Concrete completed the exterior precast for the Dickinson Middle School Project the school wanted a building to house their sporting equipment that matched the main school and didn’t look like an afterthought. With… Read more »


Northland Community School to be ready for students by Fall 2017

Northland Community School Location: Remer, MN Construction Manager/Engineer: Foster Jacobs & Johnson, Inc. Architect: JLG Architects Consulting Engineer: Northland Consulting Engineers LLP Owner: Northland Community Schools ISD #118 Description: The original pre-referendum design for this project was predicated on removal of 85% of the existing facility and creating new construction space to satisfy the programmatic… Read more »


Thomas (Johnny) Bird Veterans Memorial Hall coming along nicely

Thomas (Johnny) Bird Veterans Memorial Hall Location: New Town, ND General Contractor: Graham Construction Services, Inc. Architect: TKDA Engineer: TKDA Owner: Thomas (Johnny) Bird Memorial Hall Description: When constructing a new Veterans Memorial Hall in New Town North Dakota precast was a logical choice for the tall panels at the gymnasium area of the project.… Read more »


Unitarian Church set to open in early 2017

Unitarian Church Location: Wayzata, MN General Contractor: Anderson Companies Architect: Locus Architects Engineer: Safe Haven Structural Engineering Owner: Universalist Church of Minnetonka Description: Work has begun on erecting the new Unitarian Church in Wayzata. The new building and larger site offers off street parking, handicap accessibility, and improved space for the worship, classes and service.… Read more »


Tioga Fire Department – precast up in just 7 days!

Tioga Fire Department Ambulance Building Location: Tioga, ND General Contractor: ICS, Inc. Architect: Ackerman-Estvold Engineer: CW Structural Engineers Owner: Tioga Fire Department Description: Because of the labor shortage that western North Dakota presents, architectural precast concrete panels seemed to be the best choice for this building enclosure, offering up offsite labor along with the durability… Read more »


Unity School gets a new addition and renovation

Unity School Location: Balsam Lake, WI General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Architect: DSGW Engineer: Northland Consulting Engineers Owner: Unity School District Description: Unity School’s new $17.5 million addition and renovation will include a 35,000-square-foot addition that features a new two-station gymnasium, 650-seat performing arts center, and renovations to science classrooms. In addition, construction will include new building… Read more »


Japs Olson gets a long-awaited expansion

Japs Olson Location: St. Louis Park, MN General Contractor: D.J. Kranz Co., Inc. Architect: Steven Fichtel Architects Engineer: VAA Owner: Japs Olson Company Description: Commercial printer Japs-Olson, one of the largest employers in St. Louis Park, has wanted to expand is facility for more than a year, but the plan was complicated by the facility’s… Read more »


Old Dominion gets a new building to match old

Old Dominion Location: Fargo, ND General Contractor: Furst Construction Co., Inc. Architect: J.M. Williams and Associates Engineer: Royal Engineering, SMD Engineering, GEM Buildings, & Legend Engineering Owner: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Description:   Wells Concrete was contacted by Furst Construction of Salt Lake City, Utah, to manufacture a precast concrete structure to match the… Read more »


20-story NordHaus apartment building looking great

NordHaus Location: Minneapolis, MN General Contractor: Weis Builders Architect: ESG Architects Engineer: MBJ Engineers Owner: Lennar Corp. Description: Lennar Multifamily has begun construction on their new 20-story apartment building at the former site of Superior Plating in Northeast Minneapolis. Lennar is branding the new building NordHaus, a nod to the area’s Germanic roots (the neighborhood… Read more »