Molin Concrete Products is a proud designer, manufacturer, and installer of precast/prestressed concrete components. Recognized for excellence throughout the construction industry, we serve as a single source for the complete precast/prestressed building system throughout the 7-state Midwest region.
As an innovative manufacturer of structural and architectural precast/prestressed concrete products, our operation is built around understanding your project down to the smallest detail. From the first step of initial design, our team of experts works alongside you to perfect your plan. Our production is optimized for maximum efficiency, and we maintain rigorous standards to ensure high-quality certified products. At installation time, the work that was done at the beginning pays off as the project comes together in the field with the help of our competent field crews.
Headquartered in Lino Lakes, MN, we also operate a state-of-the-art automated wall panel production facility in Ramsey, MN.
It might sound strange to say that we’re passionate about precast concrete, but for us, it’s true. Simply put, we believe that any building with precast concrete is a better building. Precast concrete is durable, strong, and sustainable. Additionally, because architectural precast concrete is available in almost any color, form, or texture, your design options are unlimited.
We design and manufacture precast concrete in our PCI A1 and C1A certified state-of-the-art automated wall panel production facility and our PCI C3A certified structural precast production facility.
We believe so strongly in the value of our products that we have invested in creating opportunities to educate future architects and engineers. As a leader in our industry, we’ll continue to innovate and look for ways to invest in our trade and in our communities.
After 125 years of engineering concrete solutions, we can get you what you need. Contact our precast concrete experts today to save time on your next project.
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Our company was founded in 1897 by Swedish immigrant John G. Molin. A stone mason by trade, Molin acquired the rights to a limestone quarry along the banks of the Mississippi River and hauled out stone using teams of horses and wagons. His descendants continued to grow the business and their work ethic and dedication have given us a legacy. The deep roots of our past continue to inspire us as we look for new ways to grow and expand our business.
John G. Molin, founder of the self-titled company, was born and raised in Madesjo, Sweden, as the son of Swedish farmers. At age 21, John came to the U.S., settling in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he met his wife Ingrid Strom. Together, the couple raised nine children and built a home on 10 acres of land. As a builder by trade, John worked for several years in partnership with local general contractors before starting John G. Molin Construction Services Company in 1897.
Shortly after the turn of the century, John purchased the rights to a limestone quarry, and Molin Concrete Products originated by delivering limestone – hauled by horse and wagon – to building sites where crews formed stone foundations.
In 1905, John purchased additional property in St. Paul and transitioned the company to provide concrete mixing. Molin Concrete Products began manufacturing some of the first precast concrete products such as sidewalk tiles and blocks.
Between 1915 and 1920, the Molin’s five sons entered the family business.
When John passed away in 1940, his sons continued to carry on the family business, reorganizing the company under its current designation.
In the 1970’s, the third generation of family ownership decided to develop an employee stock ownership plan.
Beginning in 1991, the 4th generation of Molin family members took over the leadership of the company. During this era, the company expanded and experienced unprecedented growth in the marketplace.
In 2002, Molin Concrete Products became 100% employee owned.
In 2009, Molin Concrete Products opened a new 7442 sq. ft. engineering and design building. Not only did this project allow Molin to feature all of their precast product types, but was also awarded a LEED Gold Award from the USGBC.
In 2015, Molin Concrete built a dedicated Architectural Precast Wall Panel plant in Ramsey, MN. The 33,000 sq. ft. facility produced architectural, structural and insulated composite wall panels.
Today, Molin Concrete Products services clients throughout the Midwest. Molin Concrete is committed to carry on the founding principles based on service and good people for generations to come.
We are proud of how far we’ve come as a leading source of precast concrete in the Midwest. Now, we find ourselves working on projects like the Como Park Animal Hospital in St. Paul, MN, where we designed, produced, and installed a total precast concrete shell in 2019.
Unlike many, Molin converted the traditional construction to a total precast one, and winter construction didn’t slow us down a bit. The initial plan for the Como Park Animal Hospital used a traditional structural steel framing. Molin drafted an alternative plan with completely precast and prestressed concrete products. The final design included precast columns, prestressed beams, insulated architectural wall panels, and hollow core floors and roofs. The Molin Concrete installation crew erected the Como Park Animal Hospital in less than four weeks, despite snowfalls and near-zero temperatures
We wouldn’t be constructing total precast structures without you. From balancing the budget, high expectations, and tight deadlines, we understand construction is no easy task. We understand what is expected of you and we are here to help you succeed. We are confident we can elevate precast construction to new heights through our continued collaboration.
In 1905, Founder John G. Molin constructed five apartment buildings along Sherburne Avenue in St. Paul and named the last two after his daughters, Freda and Olga. At the time, Molin was stil a new masonry contractor. For Freda, a building named after her would later inspire her to work for Molin Concrete Products herself. You can still see the apartments along Sherburne Avenue in St. Paul today.
In 1949, Molin Concrete Products became the masonry subcontractor, working alongside Donovan Construction, on what would be the largest apartment project in the history of the Upper Midwest. Meadowbrook Manor in St. Lous Park supplied the fastest growing suburb in Minnesota with 57 buildings in total. An exciting new product known as Flexicore precast concrete was used by Donovan Construction on the project. Upon completion of Meadowbrook Manor, Donovan Construction gave their entire Flexicore process to Molin. Little did Molin know that this would define the future direction of the company.
In 1994, we expanded the Malt-O-Meal food processing facility in Northfield, Minnesota. With four floors and 380,000 square feet, we finished the total precast structure four months ahead of schedule, thanks to cooperation from Malt-O-Meal. In response, the Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute awarded Molin Concrete Products with the National Design Award in the “Industrial Facilities” category for “outstanding application of structural precast components.”
In 2016, Molin Concrete Products designed, produced, and installed architectural precast wall panels for multiple buildings at the new campus for the Minnesota Vikings Headquarters and Training Facility in Eagan, MN. This project required the installation of precast wall panels after several areas of projecting structural steel had been installed. Molin worked with the project team to resolve what some may have considered an unreasonable construction sequence to successfully complete the installation of the “tucked under” precast panels.
Since 1897, Molin has been recognized nationally for offering high-quality products and services to the construction industry.
Molin is a certified producer and erector of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. PCI has the precast concrete industry’s most proven, comprehensive, trusted, and specified certification program.
Molin’s state-of-the-art automated wall panel facility offers increased quality using plotter layout of embedded components, further reducing the opportunity for human error.”
Molin offers the design, production and installation of a complete precast/prestressed building system including beams, columns, hollow core plank, and structural and architectural insulated or non-insulated wall panels.
Molin Concrete Products Company takes great pride in the experience and knowledge of our team. Every member of the Molin team plays a valuable role in our mission to deliver the highest quality products and services to the construction industry. With decades of experience, the Molin leadership team continues to position the company as leaders in the industry.
Dan joined Molin Concrete in September 2008 to oversee Field Operations and Project Management. In 2012, he became the Vice President of Field Operations. Previously, he held the positions of Director of Project Management, Regional Manager, and Project Manager for a large, prestressed wall panel manufacturer. Prior to his employment in the precast industry, Dan was involved in the commercial roofing industry working in Sales and Project Management. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Indiana University. In 2017, the Board of Directors of Molin Concrete Products selected Dan to be President of the company. He enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and four children.
Mike joined Molin Concrete Products in 2014 as an Architectural Sales Engineer and was promoted to Vice President of Engineering/Drafting/Quality Control in 2016. Mike brings more than 26 years of precast industry experience to Molin with positions in both engineering and sales. An alumni of North Dakota State University, Mike and his wife reside in Elk River, MN and have three children. If not at work, you’ll find Mike on the golf course or spending time at the lake.
Bob was hired at Molin Concrete Products in 1997 as a sales engineer. Bob is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Civil Engineering. For over half his life Bob has dedicated himself to the precast industry specializing in building cross functional teams and fostering relationships. Bob is responsible for driving sales in the upper Midwest, business development, and marketing strategies.
Mike Rufenacht joined Molin in June 2019 as Director of Manufacturing. He will be leading our production, scheduling, and maintenance/facilities teams. Mike has extensive background in manufacturing in several industry sectors, adding a valuable asset to the Molin Leadership Group as we continue working toward our strategic plan. Mike is a graduate of UW-Platteville with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology Management and is completing work toward a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Systems from The University of St. Thomas. Mike and his wife enjoy camping.
For Tyler Sarff, coordinating the logistics of construction projects from start to finish and seeing the end results is very gratifying. He enjoys having the ability to plan and adapt to ever-changing project designs, environments, and conditions. He strives to be a good leader who encourages team members to be proactive, think outside the box for solutions, and grow professionally. In his personal life, Tyler dedicates himself to being a good dad and husband. Everything he does is with the best interest of his family in mind.
Dave joined Molin Concrete Products in 2016 as Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in January, 2019. Dave graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Since earning his Finance and Accounting degree in 1989, Dave has spent the last 30 years in various finance roles in manufacturing organizations in both public and private sectors. Dave has a passion for bringing innovative solutions to common company problems that improve performance and the work experience for employees. Away from work, Dave loves spending time with his family, being outdoors and playing a variety of sports. Dave was also elected to the Molin Concrete Products Board of Directors in January of 2019 and looks forward to serving the company for many years to come.
Susan joined Molin Concrete Products in 2018 as the Director of Human Resources and in May, 2019 assumed the additional duties as the Director of Safety. Susan graduated from Concordia College-Moorhead, MN with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Prior to joining Molin, Susan was involved in the transportation, service, retail and agricultural industries working in Operations and Human Resources. Susan’s career has provided her the opportunity to lead and manage various operations and human resource departments. Susan’s zest for life includes traveling, spending time with her four children, and being outdoors and in nature at the lake.
Jerry joined Molin Concrete Products in 2015 as a Business Development Representative covering Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. Jerry started his precast career in 1993 as a plant laborer while attending the University of Nebraska. After graduating from Nebraska with a degree in Business, Jerry stayed in the precast industry and had roles as QC Manager, Plant Manager, Project Manager and Operations Manager before transitioning to sales. Jerry and his wife live in Bennington, NE with their two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.
Nate began his career in precast concrete as a drafter/detailer after graduating with a drafting degree in 2005. In 2009, he transitioned into a sales role utilizing technical skills and customer relationships that were built during the drafting and engineering process. Nate joined Molin Concrete Products in 2015 as a Business Development Representative covering Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Nate resides in New Richmond, Wisconsin with his wife and 3 daughters and spends family time watching sporting events, golfing and hunting.
Erik Molin is a fifth-generation family member and began working odd jobs at Molin Concrete products as a teenager. Erik has cut grass, greased machinery and worked as a QC technician in the summer months while going to school. In 2006 Erik was hired full-time and has been working in various aspects of business development ever since. Erik is passionate about taking projects from napkin sketches to biddable work while building relationships with the design team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from Bethel University.
Matt is motivated by the desire to leverage, combined knowledge of design, estimating, and construction into success for our partners. Recognizing the importance of maintaining meaningful relationships with trade partners, Matt continues to cultivate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Matt excels in identifying building efficiencies, building strategic partnerships, and fostering client engagement. Through these efforts Matt has played a pivotal role in driving growth.
Ashley Molin joined Molin Concrete Products at the start of 2017. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Strategic Leadership Degree at Bethel University. Her passion for teamwork and interpersonal communications has helped mold her role in overseeing Residential Business Development and Sales. She enjoys working with GCs and homeowners to incorporate precast into dream home builds. Overseeing projects from napkin sketch to reality is an extremely rewarding part of her job.
Alex joined Molin Concrete Products in January 2018 as a project engineer and was promoted to preconstruction engineer in June 2022. Alex graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor’s in civil engineering in 2017 and gained his PE license in 2022. In the preconstruction role, Alex regularly uses his skills in design, technical communication, and sales to advocate for precast building systems. The part of his work that Alex enjoys most is getting involved in projects during the early schematic phases and helping flesh out the structural systems in an efficient manner that exceeds owner and general contractor expectations. Away from work, Alex loves spending time with his friends and family, watching sports, and enjoying the great outdoors.