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January 8, 2013
Kraus-Anderson to build new $28.8 million, 155,000-square-foot pre K-12 school in Wells, Minn
ROCHESTER, Minn. (January 2013) – The Rochester office of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has been selected to build a new United South Central School in Wells, Minn., just west of Albert Lea. The new 155,000-square-foot pre K-12 school replaces the former school, portions of which were originally built in 1933.
The new $28.8 million school will be located on a 66-acre site and will feature a new bus garage and athletic facilities, including practice fields, varsity fields and tennis courts. The new pre K-12 school will serve approximately 625 students.
The United South Central School District currently serves the cities of Wells, Kiester, Bricelyn, Easton, Freeborn and Walters, Minn.
The architect is SGN/Wendel of Minneapolis. Construction will begin in spring of 2013 and is expected to be completed by September of 2014.
KA continues to lead the field of regional education construction projects and is currently ranked 6th in the nation in the construction of K-12 facilities by Building Design and Construction magazine. The company also remains the top construction manager of education facilities in the region, having completed over 180 K-12 projects totaling over $620 million in the past five years.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. The company has been ranked consistently among the top Green Contractors in the U.S. by Engineering News Record and has been leading the charge in sustainable design and construction for the last 20 years. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Phoenix, Ariz., Madison, Wis., Minot, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.