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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 »


Park Nicollet’s parking ramp is well underway with more than 140 pieces of precast concrete

Location: Burnsville, MN Contractor: Knutson Construction Architect: BWBR Architects Engineer: Ericksen Roed & Associates Owner: Park Nicollet Health Services The new Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center to Burnsville, MN project is making headway on their new 83,000 square foot facility. Once completed, the three-story clinic and specialty care center will host a same day… Read more »


MNANG Readiness Center in Arden Hills, MN is taking shape with precast concrete

Location: Arden Hills, MN Contractor: Stahl Construction Architect/Engineer: Leo A. Daly Architecture Owner: MN Army National Guard The State of Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is constructing a new 135,000-square-foot Readiness Center in Arden Hills, MN. Construction of the $37,872,000 Division Headquarters Building, as a part of the greater Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS),… Read more »


Total Precast Concrete Solutions

Total precast concrete building systems, where architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete components are combined to create the entire building, are becoming the format of choice for many construction teams. Combining architectural and structural functions creates advantages that include speed, flexibility and aesthetics. Precast structural systems have the inherent ability to resist heavier loads than originally… Read more »


Construction of new dorm for NDSU is almost done

Location: Fargo, ND General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect: Zerr Berg Architects Engineer: Heyer Engineering, PC Owner: North Dakota State University NDSU Residence Hall Future North Dakota State University sophomores will have more living space on campus thanks to a $39.5 million construction project that is nearly completed for the Catherine Cater Hall. There are… Read more »


Graettinger Middle/High School construction continues with new addition

Location: Graettinger, IA Contractor: Sande Construction Architect: CMBA Architects Engineer: RISE Structural Associates Inc. The Graettinger Middle/High School location construction continues on a new addition to the south of the existing school building. The new construction includes a secure main entrance through the administration offices, a new science classroom and laboratory spaces, in addition to… Read more »


Element Hotel project joins the family of Bloomington, MN hotels with more than 800 pieces of precast concrete

Element Hotel Location: Bloomington, MN General Contractor: Tech Builders, Inc. Architect: Shea Architects Engineer: Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc. Owner: Terratron Hotels Another hospitality project is coming soon to hotel-rich Bloomington as Utah-based Terratron began construction in November 2018 on a 144-room extended stay hotel as the final phase of its Alpha development near the… Read more »


The Standard at Ft. Collins with Katerra Construction / Dwell / Landmark continues to come in on schedule

The Standard Parking Garage Location: Fort Collins, CO General Contractor: Katerra Construction Architect: Dwell Design Studio Engineer: M2 Structural Owner: The Standard at For Collins LLC Wells is erecting precast concrete on a parking garage for two new student housing buildings of Colorado State University; the 570-spot parking garage also includes some underground parking. A pool,… Read more »


Graco doubling size of its plant and training center in Rogers, MN

Location: Rogers, MN Contractor: Mortenson Construction Architect: RSP Architects Engineer: ERA Owner: Graco Description: Graco Inc. will more than double the size of the company’s David A. Koch Center in Rogers to create the largest construction project in the city’s history.  The project will expand manufacturing and training, as well as creating better space to… Read more »


LM WindPower expands production in Grand Forks facilities with 41 pieces of precast concrete

LM WindPower 2019 Building[Bay 2 / Multi Bay Expansion] Location: Grand Forks, ND General Contractor: ICS, Inc. Architect/Engineer: EAPC Architects Engineers Description: LM Wind Power will expand its Grand Forks facilities to increase production and manufacture longer blades in a $2.5 million project. The city Job Development Authority (JDA) approved an expansion for the wind… Read more »