Proving our mettle at Wells Concrete

A lot of Minnesota manufacturers proved their mettle with how they responded to the economic ravages of the 2009 recession, but probably none more than the executives at Wells Concrete, who transformed what could have been a devastating blow to their growing business into a product shift that has since nearly quadrupled their annual revenue at… Read more »

Would you clean your house with a toothbrush?

Would you clean your house with a toothbrush? Of course not! Ben explains why using a push broom to clean a #precast #concrete plant is just as hard, especially with silica dust.  

Superior High School gets an academic wing and other renovations

Superior High School Location: Superior, WI General Contractor: Kraus Anderson – Duluth Architect/Engineer: LHB Owner: School District of Superior Description: This project includes an addition of an academic wing, an auxiliary gym, administration offices, media center, cafeteria, commercial kitchen and a commons area. Other renovations will improve functionality for students, staff and guests at the… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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).… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »