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 »

St. Luke’s Ambulance Garage Ramp

Location: Duluth, MN Contractor/Architect/Engineer: Erdman Owner: St. Luke’s Hospital St. Luke’s celebrated the next phase of its campus expansion; the $37.5 million project includes a new Emergency Department (ED), which will be triple the size of the current space. There will be 37 exam rooms total. They will consist of 27 patient rooms with televisions… Read more »

Follow-up: Innovation with Research & Development

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 Winter 2019 Newsletter, we are proud to share results from some of our product testing that we have completed to date: NFPA… Read more »

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 »