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Colder Products Corporation

Location: Roseville, MN Contractor: Ryan Companies Architects: Ryan A+E, Inc. Engineer: AST Engineers Owner: Colder Products Corporation St. Paul’s Colder Products mulls big HQ project in Roseville. As a medical technology manufacturing company experiencing significant growth in both revenue and personnel, Colder Products Company (CPC) is building a corporate headquarters facility in Roseville, MN. While… Read more »


Lightweight Wall Panels Progress and Case Study

Wells’ Products Development Team continues to travel around the country providing education on our latest integrated enclosure system. Interest in these new products is growing in the A/E/C market, just in the last six months, our team has provided weekly presentations on the benefits and features of these integrated enclosure systems. Our most recent lightweight… Read more »


The Benefits of Winter Construction with Precast Concrete

In the winter many building contractors slow down, but at Wells we keep building strong all winter long! When the mercury drops below 50 F, cast-in-place (CIP) concrete is not a viable option as a construction material. Precast concrete, however, offers rapid on-site installation and cost effectiveness even in frigid weather. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) defines… Read more »


Research & Development at Wells

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 Summer & Winter 2019 Newsletter, we are proud to share results from some of our product testing that we have completed to… Read more »


Hudson Fire Department

Location: Hudson, WI Contractor: Market & Johnson Architect: Brunton Architects & Engineers, Ltd Engineer: Albertson Engineering Construction on the new Hudson fire station is officially underway after the city held a groundbreaking in June 2019. The total precast building is nearly 30,000 square feet and two stories. The first floor has the apparatus bay, gear… Read more »


Brighton Plant Update

Progress continues on our new Brighton, CO plant.  After months of design, structural steel fabrication and production – Wells poured, stripped and tilted our first Integrated Enclosure System (IES) light weight wall panel in our CO plant.  Great engineering and craftsmanship from Moise Lopez (Production), Danny Sheetz (Steel Fabrication), Phillip Thomas (Engineering) and their respective… Read more »


Block 9 Tower

Location: Fargo, ND Contractor: McGough Construction Architect/Engineer: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Owner: Block 9 Partners, LLC Block 9 is a $117 million dollar project consisting of an 18-story mixed-use tower along with a total precast parking ramp in the heart of downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The 290,000-square-foot building will include a 125-key boutique hotel… Read more »


Albert Lea Fire & Rescue

Location: Albert Lea, MN Contractor: Mohs Contracting Architect: Brunton Architects Engineer: Albertson Engineering Owner: City of Albert Lea The fire station project is in full swing! The precast panels are being set and they are anticipated to be done and in position in four weeks. The project has been in the works for more than… Read more »


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 »