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HOM Furniture

Location: Bloomington, MN Contractor: Benson-Orth General Contractors Architect: Arch Net Engineer: RISE Structural Associates Owner: HOM Furniture HOM Furniture will build a flagship megastore in Bloomington to house all three of its brands — HOM Furniture, Gabberts and Dock 86 — by spring next year. Construction began on June 1. The site will more than… Read more »


New Plant in Brighton, CO Making Progress

Wells Concrete is working hard to get its newest 100,000+ square foot location open and operating in Brighton and has begun the groundwork for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, opening in 2020.  Wells acquired Rocky Mountain Prestress in January 2019 and is consolidating the two existing facilities into the new Brighton location.   The project will add… Read more »


Yellow Medicine East Gym Addition

Location: Granite Falls, MN Contractor/Engineer/Architect: Fagen Enginering LLC Wells Concrete provided nearly 13,000 sq. ft for the Yellow Medicine East High School gym addition, using Fagen’s crane and operator for the project.  The exterior façade included 54 pieces of insulated architectural wall panels (12”x10”) with a sandblast finish, them mix color was chosen to closely… Read more »


Rochester Parking Ramp

Location: Rochester, MN Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect/Engineer: Collaborative Design Group Owner: City of Rochester, MN The ramp design features urban design standards that conform to Destination Medical Center guidelines and includes a pedestrian promenade, as well as one underground level. The year-long construction is expected to conclude in May 2019. The design conformed closely… Read more »


Hancock Public Schools Addition

Location: Hancock, MN Contractor: Tradesmen Construction Architect/Engineer: ISG Owner: Hancock Public Schools ISD 768 The $7.9 million addition includes a two-story section with new classrooms and expanded agriculture and shop work areas and updated science, technology, engineering and math areas. Two fitness classrooms will be added on the opposite side of the building near the… Read more »


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 »