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Henry Sibley High School Aquatics

Location: Mendota Heights, MN Contractor: Construction Results Corporation Architect: LSE Architects, Inc. Engineer: Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc. Owner: ISD #197 – West St. Paul / Mendota Heights-Eagan With the City of Mendota Heights’ blessings, a new aquatics center is currently under construction at Henry Sibley High School. The 21,000-square-foot aquatics center is part of… Read more »


Andover Community Center

Location: Andover, MN Contractor: RJM Construction Architect: 292 Design Group Engineer: Meyer | Borgman | Johnson Owner: City of Andover The Andover Community Center is expanding to include a new multipurpose room for seniors and teens, an additional field house gymnasium, and expanded sports complex with an additional sheet of ice.  The building will have… Read more »


Ball Corporation

Location: Westminster, CO Contractor: Swinerton Builders Architect: Stantec Engineer: Martin/Martin Owner: Ball Corporation Ball Corporation is making construction progress on its new headquarters building, as well the refresh and expansion of its Packaging Office Center (POC), on its existing campus in Westminster, Colorado. The campus will have a flexible, cooperative work environment between the new… Read more »


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 »