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Watford Elementary School

Location: Watford City, ND Contractor: Construction Engineers Architect: JLG Engineer: Heyer Engineering Owner: Watford City Three months after McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 officials and community members broke ground for Watford City’s second elementary school, the precast walls began going up. The new $35 million, 90,000-square foot school with a 600-student capacity, is… Read more »


St. Luke’s Ambulance Garage Ramp

Location: Duluth, MN Contractor/Architect/Engineer: Erdman Owner: St. Luke’s Hospital St. Luke’s celebrated the next phase of its campus expansion; the $37.5 million project includes a new Emergency Department (ED), which will be triple the size of the current space. There will be 37 exam rooms total. They will consist of 27 patient rooms with televisions… Read more »


Denver Health Parking Structure

Location: Denver, CO Contractor: Turner Construction Architect: Watry Design, Inc. and Gensler Engineer: Martin/Martin, Inc. Owner: Denver Health and Hospital Authority Denver Health adds seven-story precast concrete parking garage.  The Denver Health and Hospital Authority is currently constructing its long-planned outpatient facility, including its largest parking garage.  The health system, which treated about 200,000 unique… Read more »


Follow-up: Innovation with Research & Development

Wells continues to invest time and resources in research and development to proactively assure our products meet and exceed the required testing standards necessary for today’s construction industry.  As a follow-up to our Winter 2019 Newsletter, we are proud to share results from some of our product testing that we have completed to date: NFPA… Read more »


HOM Furniture

Location: Bloomington, MN Contractor: Benson-Orth General Contractors Architect: Arch Net Engineer: RISE Structural Associates Owner: HOM Furniture HOM Furniture will build a flagship megastore in Bloomington to house all three of its brands — HOM Furniture, Gabberts and Dock 86 — by spring next year. Construction began on June 1. The site will more than… Read more »


New Plant in Brighton, CO Making Progress

Wells Concrete is working hard to get its newest 100,000+ square foot location open and operating in Brighton and has begun the groundwork for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, opening in 2020.  Wells acquired Rocky Mountain Prestress in January 2019 and is consolidating the two existing facilities into the new Brighton location.   The project will add… Read more »


Yellow Medicine East Gym Addition

Location: Granite Falls, MN Contractor/Engineer/Architect: Fagen Enginering LLC Wells Concrete provided nearly 13,000 sq. ft for the Yellow Medicine East High School gym addition, using Fagen’s crane and operator for the project.  The exterior façade included 54 pieces of insulated architectural wall panels (12”x10”) with a sandblast finish, them mix color was chosen to closely… Read more »


Rochester Parking Ramp

Location: Rochester, MN Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect/Engineer: Collaborative Design Group Owner: City of Rochester, MN The ramp design features urban design standards that conform to Destination Medical Center guidelines and includes a pedestrian promenade, as well as one underground level. The year-long construction is expected to conclude in May 2019. The design conformed closely… Read more »


Hancock Public Schools Addition

Location: Hancock, MN Contractor: Tradesmen Construction Architect/Engineer: ISG Owner: Hancock Public Schools ISD 768 The $7.9 million addition includes a two-story section with new classrooms and expanded agriculture and shop work areas and updated science, technology, engineering and math areas. Two fitness classrooms will be added on the opposite side of the building near the… Read more »


Southern Minnesota Education Consortium

Location: Austin, MN Contractor: Joseph Company Architect: MLA Architects Engineer: LSEngineers Owner: Southern MN Education Consortium The Southern Minnesota Education Consortium’s site will be the home for the seven-school district consortium’s $4.1 million education center, which has been 13 years in the making. When completed, the 13,000-foot structure will be able to incorporate a couple… Read more »


Halverson Elementary Gym

Location: Albert Lea, MN Contractor: JD Driver Architect/Engineer: ISG With work at Hammer Complex and the high school already well underway — construction at Halverson Elementary School joins in as the final dimension of the facilities upgrade. Wells Concrete is working on the gymnasium phase of the project, which is expanding from half- to full-size,… Read more »


New Product Development Team at Wells

Wells Concrete has assembled a new team specifically dedicated to streamlining the development of new products through all phases of fabrication for precast buildings: design, testing, sales, production, delivery, and erection. When the New Product Development team is integrated into the project during the design stage, one of our new precast wall systems can be… Read more »