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Home of Economy – Minot, ND

Owner:                        Home of Economy, Inc. General Contractor: Innes Construction Co., Inc. Architect/Engineer: Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) Description: When Home of Economy moved into Minot, ND to better accommodate the growth in western North Dakota they needed a FASTTRACK building type that could accommodate a faster construction schedule. Home of Economy was also interested in increasing the… Read more »


UND Center for Family Medicine, Bismarck ND

Project Team: Owner:  University of North Dakota Architect:  Ritterbush Ellig Hulsing Associates Engineer:  CWSTRUCTURAL Engineers   General Contractor: Northwest Contracting  Description: The University of North Dakota realized the value of precast in a recent ramp project experience, UND Ramp in Grand Forks, ND where they realized many of the attributes precast offers including the visual appeal of thin brick.  When… Read more »


Power Fuels

Location                      Watford City, ND General Contractor  Rolac Contracting Architect                    Anderson Wade Whitty Engineer                     CW Structural Engineers Description When the project team was working through the design of Power Fuels’ new office it was quickly apparent with the timeline in which they needed the space and the winter season quickly approaching precast was the ideal structural system.… Read more »


Sun Well Service Inc.

Location                    Williston, ND General Contractor Tofte Brothers Construction Architect                     AT Architecture Description When Sun Well Service moved forward with their building project they consolidated their shop and office space under one roof…a move they desired for many years. Precast quickly became their structural system of choice for these reasons: Looks and longevity Open shop floor… Read more »


First District Association (FDA)

Location: Litchfield MN General Contractor: Strack Companies Architect/Engineer: Excel Engineering   Description:    Wells Concrete’s reputation in dairy and food processing has provided an excellent foundation for the plant evolution at First District Association (FDA) in Litchfield, MN.  Through ongoing success in providing a quality product to this client’s growing needs Wells Concrete continues to prove… Read more »


Bismarck Public Schools – Career Academy

A look at CAREER ACADEMY When considering their new school on the Bismarck State College campus, near the existing Career & Technical Education Center, it was clear there was one building product that would provide the magnitude this space should portray. Bismarck Public Schools has a history of working with precast; the decision was easy… Read more »


St. Cloud Orthopedic – St. Cloud, MN

The physician group involved in financing and building the St. Cloud Orthopedic space saw the importance of longevity and durability and valued sustainability with their commitment to LEED, but held equal interest in the established budget. Precast as a building solution for healthcare environments is fitting for these reasons and many more. Winkleman Building Company… Read more »


Samaritan Bethany – Rochester MN

A look at SAMARITAN BETHANY:  As the leadership team at Samaritan Bethany shifted their model of living for their residents many design and construction factors came to light. From a construction standpoint building code requires a fire rated structure, precast provided the ideal solution and solved some associated inherent design issues, and offered considerable energy… Read more »