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Western Specialty Contractors Use Special Skills and Care When Restoring Monuments and Memorials
 Monuments can be powerful, and even controversial, reminders of a person, place or event in history. When monuments start to show signs of wear-and- tear and weather damage and need to be restored
to their original conditions, or new monuments need the expertise of a specialty contractor to construct, customers call Western Specialty Contractors.
Over the course of its 100+ year history, Western Specialty Contractors has worked on some of
the nation’s most recognized monuments and memorials, such as the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C.; The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO; Staten Island September 11th Memorial in New York City, NY; World War II Veterans Memorial
Globe in Springfield, IL; and the Lincoln Receiving Vault in Springfield, IL.
Whether the memorial or monument is made of stone, concrete or metal, they are all subject to weathering
and damage over time. Through proper routine maintenance, monuments and memorials can be returned to their original condition and protected from future damage.
In the case of graffiti, Western uses high-performance environmentally friendly technology to safely and effectively remove spray paint and its shadows from concrete, brick and natural stone without damaging their delicate surfaces or changing their appearances.
  Wells Concrete Opens New Office
and Manufacturing Facility in Brighton
Wells Concrete, one of the top five precast providers
in the U.S., announces the grand opening of its new office and production facility in Brighton, CO. Wells has consolidated the two existing facilities at 5801 Pecos Street and 301 W. 60th Place in Denver, CO into the new Brighton location.
Over the years, Wells has made a concerted effort to be an innovative leader in the construction industry, pioneering efforts toward growth and expansion to better meet the needs of communities across the nation. In January of 2019 Wells acquired Rocky Mountain Prestress, an integral part of the Denver business community for 60 years, and brought them into the fold as part of Wells Concrete’s corporate vision.
Office and Production Facility
The new 122,673 sq. ft. total precast facility sits on 64.5 acres of land and showcases the unique innovation and engineering of our internal teams as well as our partnership with PCL Construction, KL&A, and Davis Partnership Architects.
Nearly 300,000 sq. ft. of precast is incorporated into the office, manufacturing and batch plants. The three-story office façade boasts acid etch and formliner finishes in a
light grey concrete mix. Integrated enclosure system (IES) lightweight wall panels were used on the west side of the office building and formliner-insulated spandrels over the rest of the office exterior. The elevator shaft boasts black concrete formliner wall panels with illuminated Wells logo signage.
The production facility was designed to be versatile
in order to meet the demands of Wells’ clients. The inventory of forms has increased and can be moved around to fit the needs of any project. Many of the
new forms are long line with prestressing capability for economy and efficiency. This year-round manufacturing facility will produce all architectural precast indoors while using the outdoor forms for structural production. The lifting capacity moved from 15-ton cranes in the previous plant to 25-ton cranes in this new facility, providing the opportunity for additional products of various sizes, higher volumes, a more responsive turn-around, and higher quality.
Wells Concrete’s new location address:
2145 East Crown Prince Boulevard Brighton, CO 80603
303.480.1111 Phone | 800.658.7049 Toll Free
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