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Hmong College Ramp

Hmong College Ramp

Location:
St. Paul, MN
General Contractor:
RJM Construction
Architect:
Kodet Architects
Engineer:
Mattson MacDonald Young
Owner:
Hmong Education Reform Company
Description: 

Wells Concrete is providing 132 pieces of precast concrete (double tees, wall panels, columns and beams) in a smooth finish for this project.

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.


Beautiful Savior Church

Beautiful Savior Church

Location:
Plymouth, MN
General Contractor:
Kinghorn Construction
Architect:
Cuningham Group
Engineer:
Reigstad & Associates
Owner:
Beautiful Savior Church
Description: 

Wells Concrete provided 143 pieces of precast concrete with thin brick and acid etch finishes for this project. One level of hollow-core planks: 74 pieces, 8,000 SF., and wall panels: 55 pieces, 15,000 SF

For more information about this project, contact Bob Geil.


Delano High School gets some upgrades

Delano High School

Location:
Delano, MN
General Contractor:
Breitbach Construction Company
Architect:
Wold Architects & Engineers
Engineer:
BKBM Engineers
Owner:
ISD #879
Description: 

Wells Concrete provided 183 pieces of precast concrete for the auditorium/fitness area and diving well area: wall panels, insulated wall panels, hollowcore, and columns with acid etch and water wash finishes.

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.


Are you ready for the Great MN Get Together? We are!

MN State Fair Grandstand Elevator Addition

Location:
St. Paul, MN
General Contractor:
Maertens-Brenny Construction
Architect:
TKDA
Engineer:
TKDA
Owner:
MN State Fair
Description: 

Over the past few months, the Minnesota fairgrounds got $8 million worth of improvements, including the long-anticipated addition of an elevator on the west side of the historic Grandstand and a new food and beverage space inside the Grandstand. Jerry Hammer (the fair’s general manager) said it’s important not to fall behind on upkeep projects for the State Fair, which attracts about 1.9 million visitors each year. “Then it’s not the ‘Great Minnesota Get-Together,’ it’s the ‘Pretty Good Minnesota Get-Together,’” Hammer said.

Spread out over 320 acres at 1265 Snelling Ave. N., the fairgrounds are dotted with structures constructed as far back as the early 1900s. Some were built in the 1930s as Depression-era Works Progress Administration projects. Historically significant buildings include the Fine Arts Center, the Progress Center, the Grandstand and Warner Coliseum, formerly known as the Hippodrome, according to the fair.

The projects were completed just in time for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, which starts this Thursday, August 24 and will run through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Wells Concrete provided 72 pieces of precast concrete (insulated wall panels, wall panels, beams, stairs, and hollowcore) with a combination of acid etch and sandblast finishes.

For more information, check out this article.

For more information about this project, contact Mat Boie.


Old Dominion gets some concrete flair

Old Dominion 6666

Location:
Bismarck, ND
General Contractor:
Furst Construction Co., Inc.
Architect:
AE Urbia
Engineer:
J.M. Williams & Associates
Owner:
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Description: 

Wells Concrete provided 72 pieces of precast concrete wall panels with a form face finish for this project. Note the decorative entrance panel that was cast-in for some added flair!

For more information about this project, contact Rick Hodek.


Health Partners gets a parking boost

Health Partners Ramp

Location:
Bloomington, MN
General Contractor:
McGough
Architect:
BWBR
Engineer:
Ericksen Roed & Associates
Owner:
McGough
Description: 

 

This new eight-story (1 story below grade, 7 stories above grade) total precast parking ramp structure has 1,666 parking stalls to serve the Health Partners office tower and future development within Bloomington Central Station (BCS). The parking ramp also has the ability to be expanded southward for a total of 2,700 parking stalls through a future phase of construction. Wells Concrete provided 2,486 pieces of precast concrete, including double tees, beams, columns, solid slabs, spandrels, and wall panels with acid etch and sandblast finishes.

For more information about this project, contact Gary Pooley.


Oltman Middle School is moving!

Oltman Middle School

Location:
Cottage Grove, MN
General Contractor:
Kraus Anderson Construction
Architect:
Architects Rego + Youngquist
Engineer:
Innovative Structural Solutions
Owner:
South Washington County ISD #833
Description: 

Oltman Middle School is moving onto 57 acres and into a new building in Cottage Grove. The new Middle School will accommodate as many as 1,100 students when it opens in fall 2018, with the possibility for future expansion to a 1,300 student capacity. The new school will have several features that the old school lacks:

  • An auditorium and lecture hall.
  • A bright, airy lunchroom. The present Oltman lunchroom is in the basement, in a dark and low-ceiling area.
  • A modern swimming pool. The present-day pool at Oltman is not suitable for competition, with only five lanes, no diving well and no room for spectators.
  • Modern classrooms. They will be clustered around common areas, where students will be able to meet with teachers and other students.

Wells Concrete provided 160 precast concrete pieces for the auditorium, fieldhouse, and pool, including roof double tees and insulated wall panels with a combination acid etch, sandblast, and water wash finish.

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.


The new ramp in Wayzata is looking sharp

Mill Street Parking

Location:
Wayzata, MN
General Contractor:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect:
HGA
Engineer:
Walker Parking Consultants
Owner:
City of Wayzata

Description:

The City of Wayzata is building a 385-stall public parking structure in the parking lot at Mill Street East and Broadway Avenue to provide for current and future parking needs in the downtown area. The first phase of the ramp is anticipated to open by July 1, 2017 (upper deck) and final completion by mid-August 2017. Wells Concrete is providing 203 pieces of architectural precast concrete with acid etch and thin brick finishes to create the façade.

For more information about this project, contact Gary Pooley.


It’s Magic!

Dakota Magic Casino

Location:
Hankinson, ND
General Contractor:
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Architect:
LIA Fargo
Engineer:
Heyer Engineering
Owner:
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Description:

In order to make space for additional machines and to provide visitors with more room, the Dakota Magic Casino is finally nearing the end of a long-term expansion project. The majority of the new space will be devoted to gaming and the lounge will also enjoy some of the expansion. The construction has taken close to two years in order to minimize disruptions to the gaming floor. Wells Concrete provided 84 pieces of precast concrete for this project, insulated and regular wall panels with a combined acid etch, sandblast, and water wash finish.

For more information about this project, contact Mike Mortenson.


A new justice center for Sparta

Monroe County Justice Center

Location:
Sparta, WI
General Contractor:
Miron Construction
Architect:
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
Engineer:
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Owner:
Monroe County Justice Center
Description:

The new Justice Center in downtown Sparta is located adjacent to, and is connected to, the existing courthouse. The new center houses the County’s dispatch services, jail, courts, and sheriff’s office. Phase I was completed in April 2016 and Phase II was completed in April 2017. Wells Concrete provided 173 pieces of precast concrete insulated wall panels with a formliner finish for the project.

For more information about this project, contact Spencer Kubat.


Wells is glad to be helping the new Delano Intermediate School

Delano Intermediate School

Location:
Delano, MN
General Contractor:
Jorgenson Construction
Architect:
Wold Architects & Engineers
Engineer:
BKBM Engineers
Owner:
ISD #879
Description:

Wells Concrete is providing 43 pieces of precast concrete insulated wall panels with a combination acid etch and water wash finish for this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this video from Jorgenson Construction!

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.