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Posted on: August 6, 2019

New business bringing jobs and hope to Brighton

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The skyline in northern Brighton is changing. Wells Concrete is working hard to get it’s newest 100,000+ square foot location open and operating in Brighton and has begun the groundwork for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

The company expects the Brighton facility to open in 2020. Wells Concrete, a Minnesota-based company and one of the largest providers of precast solutions in the United States, purchased a long time Colorado company Rocky Mountain Prestress in January 2019 and will consolidate two existing facilities into the new Brighton location.

This project will add an additional 250 jobs to the Brighton economy and is expected to add even more as the company expands in the future. Along with the relocation of existing employees, the development of the new facility will result in an initial capital investment of over $45 million, which will have a significant economic impact to the City of Brighton and surrounding areas. According to the Brighton Economic Development Corporation, the Wells Concrete facility will contribute up to $18.8 million in earnings and support an additional 120 jobs in the region.

“This relocation and expansion project represents the fact that businesses big and small continue to view Brighton as a great place to grow,” said Michael Martinez, President and CEO of the Brighton EDC.  “Further, it also helps to diversify and bolster our economy which will be vital for years to come. Both Wells Concrete and Rocky Mountain Prestress have a long, proven history of success and we are thrilled they chose Brighton for their next venture.”  

On July 16, Brighton City Council voted unanimously to approve the Wells Denver Plant Final Plat and Development Agreement. This was the final hearing for the project that began in 2018 as Rocky Mountain Prestress and in that time merged with Wells Concrete.

About Wells Concrete

Founded in 1957, Minnesota-based Wells Concrete is one of the largest precast providers in the upper Midwest. The company designs, manufactures and installs structural and architectural precast solutions. Wells’ projects include stadiums such as U.S. Bank and Allianz Field, residence halls at the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University, high-rise and residential buildings such as Higher Ground and Hyatt BCS Hotel, many large, highly-engineered food processing facilities and parking structures.

About Rocky Mountain Prestress 

Denver-based Rocky Mountain Prestress has designed, fabricated and constructed structural and architectural precast concrete structures since 1958. The company has played an integral role in the construction of Denver International Airport, the Jefferson County Justice Center, Coors Field, the Pepsi Center, the Aurora Justice and Municipal Center, and numerous total-precast office buildings throughout the Denver metro area.

 

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