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Arches installed on Rochester Ramp, a unique precast concrete sandblast feature.

Rochester Parking Structure Location: Rochester, MN General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect/Engineer: Collaborative Design Group Owner: City of Rochester Description:  A moderately busy downtown block in Rochester, MN will get narrower as a result of a new six story parking structure that’s being built. The ramp design features urban design standards that conform to Destination… Read more »


Plymouth manufacturer adds two-story building onto campus with 219 pieces of precast concrete

Buhler Inc. – Food Application Center Location: Plymouth, MN General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect/Engineer: Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc. Owner: Buhler Inc. Description:  A multibillion-dollar Swiss manufacturing and tech company, Buhler Inc., is adding office space to its North American headquarters in the Twin Cities. The food processing technology division expansion project is… Read more »


Project Showcase: Focus on Higher Education

Precast’s Versatility Makes the Grade. With a growing number of students attending college, many campuses have found themselves in perpetual construction mode. To address this challenge and satisfy both the student and university requirements, many forward-thinking institutions are turning to precast as an alternative to conventional construction. Institutions have been selecting precast concrete because it… Read more »

Coming Soon: Screen Wall at Albany Plant

In January 2017, Wells Concrete began offering tours of our Mock-up Sample Buildings – built specifically to showcase the many different finishes and features Wells has to offer the construction community. With more than 800 people visiting these buildings, it’s safe to say the Mock-up Building has been a great success. Our clients have been… Read more »

NEW Light Weight Wall Panels

The aim of our precast research and development efforts at Wells is to continue to find innovative ways to provide more value to our clients.  With this in mind, we would like to introduce to you our newest precast product line; an integrated enclosure light weight wall system. This unique precast concrete enclosure wall system… Read more »

The Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram dealership is looking amazing with 12” returns and three finishes-smooth form, sandblasted & waterwash

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Location: Coon Rapids, MN General Contractor: RJM Construction Architect: Baker Associates, Inc. Architects Engineer: Ericksen Roed & Associates Owner: Carousel Motor Group Description:  Carousel Motor Group, a Minneapolis-based company, is building a new two-story Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram dealership in Coon Rapids. The project, which started in early March, will… Read more »


Production and erection is complete on the St. Cloud Tech High School with more than 100,000 sq. ft. of precast concrete

St. Cloud Tech High School Location: St. Cloud, MN General Contractor: ICS Consulting, Inc. Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture & IIW Minnesota Engineer: Clark Engineering Owner: St. Cloud Area School District ISD #742 Description:  Construction is well underway on the new 324,000-square-foot St. Cloud Tech High School. The facility, set to open in the fall of… Read more »


Whey Dryer erection week 12 demonstrates innovative precast concrete driven solutions from the inside out

Agropur Whey Dryer / Expansion Location: Lake Norden, SD General Contractor: Miron Construction Co., Inc. Architect: E. A. Bonelli + Associates, Inc. Engineer: ISG Owner: Agropur Description:  Agropur to triple capacity of Lake Norden cheese plant as one of South Dakota’s largest dairy plants, they will be capable to producing three times as much cheese… Read more »


The new District 1 Community Center in Black River Falls, WI looks amazing with more than 65,000 square feet of precast concrete.

District 1 Community Center Location: Black Forest Falls, WI General Contractor: Miron Construction Co., Inc. Architect/Engineer: ISG Owner: Ho-Chunk Indian Nation Description:  The new 60,000 square feet, $15 million District 1 Community Center in Black River Falls, WI looks amazing with more than 65,000 square feet of precast concrete. The new District 1 Community Center… Read more »


Unity High School’s renovation and addition looks amazing with 177 pieces of precast concrete

Unity High School Location: Balsam Lake, WI General Contractor: Kraus Anderson Architect: DSGW Engineer: Northland Consulting Engineers Owner: Unity School District Description:  Unity School’s $17.5 million, 36,000 square foot addition and renovation is now home to a new 650-seat auditorium, a two-station gymnasium and fitness center. Renovations include work done on the science and STEM… Read more »


Construction is underway on the new St. Cloud Tech High School with 233 pieces of precast concrete

St. Cloud Tech High School Location: St. Cloud, MN General Contractor: ICS Consulting, Inc. Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture & IIW Minnesota Engineer: Clark Engineering Owner: St. Cloud Area School District ISD #742 Description:  Construction is underway in the St. Cloud Area School District for the new 324,000-square-foot St. Cloud Tech High School. The facility, set… Read more »


Downtown Rochester is getting a face lift with some new urban design

Rochester Ramp Location: Rochester, MN General Contractor: Kraus Anderson Architect/Engineer: Collaborative Design Group Owner: City of Rochester Description:  A moderately busy downtown block in Rochester, MN will get narrower as a result of a new $20 million, six stories high, parking ramp that’s being built. The ramp design features urban design standards that conform to… Read more »