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New total precast Lorentz Meats building goes up with 30,000 sq. ft. of precast

Lorentz Meats Location: Cannon Falls, MN General Contractor: Wieser Brothers Architect/Engineer: IDOM Inc Owner: Lorentz Meats Description:  For this total precast project, Wells manufactured and erected more than 30,000 sq. ft. of precast, including double tees for floor and walls, and insulated wall panels. Our precast concrete structural and envelope system is able to meet… Read more »


After years of planning, construction for Essentia Wellness Center facility is well underway

Essentia Health Regional Wellness Center Location: Hermantown, MN General Contractor: McGough Construction Architect/Engineer: LHB Engineers & Architects Owner: City of Hermantown Description:  After years of planning, construction began this summer on a regional health and wellness center in Hermantown. The $25 million Essentia Wellness Center facility will include three key elements – a YMCA, a… Read more »


Lake Country Power new headquarters takes shape with nearly 200 pieces of precast concrete

Lake Country Power Headquarters Location: Cohasset, MN General Contractor: Hawk Construction Architect: Architectural Resources, Inc. Engineer: Northland Consulting Engineers LLP Owner: Lake Country Power Description:  The new 68,000-square-foot facility will provide adequate space for the co-op’s fleet and equipment to be under cover and protected, which will be a vast improvement in the near-term and… Read more »

St. Louis County’s new Government Center is becoming the community corner stone with nearly 70,000 SF of precast concrete!

St. Louis County Government Center Location: Virginia, MN General Contractor: Max Gray Construction Architect: DSGW Architects Engineer: Northland Consulting Engineers LLP Owner: St. Louis County Description:  The St. Louis County Government Services Center is a community corner stone located in downtown Virginia, Minnesota. The project has three distinct design goals: to welcome the community, to be… Read more »


Progress continues on the new St. Croix County Highway Facility with 400 pieces of precast concrete.

St. Croix County Maintenance Facility & Salt Storage Location: Baldwin, WI General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect: CBS Squared, Inc Engineer: OTIE Owner: St. Croix County Description:  Progress continues on the new St. Croix County Highway Facility. The project includes construction of a 135,000 square foot highway and ancillary facility necessary for storage and maintenance… Read more »


The last piece of the Grand Forks Water Concept Plan includes the GFRWTP, which incorporates nearly 500 pieces of precast concrete.

Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant Location: Grand Forks, ND General Contractor: Construction Engineers, Inc. and Ulliman Schutte Architect: JLG Architects Engineer: AE2S Owner: City of Grand Forks Description:  The GRWTP Project has been part of an overall Water Concept Plan for the City of Grand Forks which was developed following the Flood of 1997. Since… Read more »

Rochester Sterling State Bank’s new corporate office features nearly 300 pieces of precast concrete

Sterling Bank Corporate Office Location: Rochester, MN General Contractor: Benike Construction Architect: CRW architecture + design group Engineer: Structural Services and Design Inc. Owner: Sterling State Bank Description:  Sterling State Bank’s new corporate office features a 30,000 square foot commercial building with three levels. This marks an expansion from the Bank’s current retail and corporate… Read more »


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 »