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

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 power company to add a third 62-meter (203 feet) blade mold and additional office space. These 62-meter blades are only produced in Grand Forks, Little Rock, Ark., and India. To add a third mold, the company needs to modify the space it currently owns and the space it leases. LM Wind Power currently employs about 800 people in Grand Forks, and with the new expansion the company would employ more than 1,000.

Wells produced and erected the nearly 13,000 sq. ft. of precast for this expansion.  Double tee walls and insulated flat wall panels were used for the exterior of the building. Additional standard double tees were set to support the roof of the new expansion.

Wells’ field crews, removed and reset a number of existing double tee wall panels to increase the bay size of the existing facilities, and Wells Sealants installed the backer rod and joint sealants for this project.

ProductsSq. Ft.#
Architectural Insulated Wall Panels1,2155
Double Tee Wall6,89727
Double Tee Standard4,4879

For more information about this project, contact Rick Hodek or Cory Peterson.