Burning Hills Amphitheatre Elevator Access Project Wins NDRM&CPA Gold Star Award



Burning Hills Amphitheatre Elevator Access Project Wins NDRM&CPA Gold Star Award


January 12, 2024


Taracon Precast, Wysan Precast Services, and Roers have been honored with the North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association (NDRM&CPA) Gold Star Award for their outstanding collaboration on the “Burning Hills Amphitheatre Elevator Access Project.” The project, recognized as the top project in the Commercial Category, was presented with the award at the NDRM&CPA 58th Annual Convention in Dickinson, ND on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

The Burning Hills Amphitheatre Elevator Access Project, situated at 3422 Chateau Road, Medora, ND 58654, is a pivotal element of the ongoing Access Medora initiative. This initiative, driven to enhance the Medora Musical experience, aims to improve accessibility for individuals of all ages and abilities. The centerpiece of this endeavor is the high-capacity elevator produced with precast concrete elements including: 9” solid walls, 12” solid walls, 6” solid slabs, and 42” double tees produced by Taracon Precast, erected by Wysan Precast Services, and overseen by the general contractor, Roers.

Unlike traditional methods that involve shuttling guests up and down winding walking paths, this innovative elevator offers a fast, safe, and efficient alternative for those requiring extra assistance. Completed by the Roers team in the spring of 2022, the Burning Hills Amphitheatre Elevator Access Project significantly contributes to providing an enhanced experience for guests at the Medora Amphitheatre.

The elevator, designed to accommodate hundreds of people each night, serves both convenience and safety, facilitating the swift movement of guests and aiding emergency responders. Aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, the elevator project is a testament to the commitment of Access Medora to inclusivity and accessibility.

In response to the successful implementation of the Burning Hills Amphitheatre Elevator Access Project, Kinley Slauter, Director of Entertainment & Attractions at Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, expressed her appreciation, stating, “After the first two seasons of operation, our visitors and staff continue to express appreciation for this great new amenity at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre on a near nightly basis. Additionally, in this setting we wanted to add something that enhanced the Medora Musical experience with inspiring architecture and craftsmanship. We believe the project achieved that, beyond our expectations. We remain grateful for the sponsors who made it possible and to the teams at Roers, Winn Construction, and Dickinson Ready Mix for making it happen.”



Project Details:

Location: 3422 Chateau Road, Medora, ND 58654

General Contractor: Roers

Precaster: Taracon Precast

Erection Company: Wysan Precast Services

Precast Engineer: Midwest Structure Engineering Inc.

Structural Engineering: Heyer Engineering

Architect: ICON Architectural Group

Cast In Place Subcontractor: Winn Construction

Cast In Place Read Mix Supplier: Dickinson Ready Mix



Taracon Precast

We BUILD BETTER BUILDINGS. A legacy of strength and passion for innovation motivates our craftsmen to pursue precast construction solutions. Located near Hawley, Minnesota, Taracon Precast’s family-led business has been manufacturing quality precast structures for more than 20 years.

Website: taraconprecast.com


Wysan Precast Services

Fixed on the goal of being the industry leader in the precast concrete installation business, Wysan Precast Services uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide a superior end-product. Along with the advanced equipment comes a commitment to quality from each of the Wysan team members. Each project is completed to perfection, as if they were erecting their own homes.

Website: wysan.com



Roers is a North Dakota-based development company specializing in Development, Construction and Property Management with offices in Bismarck, Dickinson. Minot and Fargo. Roers has a proven track record for building success in the communities they serve. Visit www.roers.com for insight on the company’s services, projects, and community involvement.

Website: roers.com


For media inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Taracon Precast:
Jared Fischer
Marketing Manager
[email protected]

Heidi Knutson
Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Culture
[email protected]

Wysan Precast Services:
Paul Nelson
Vice President
[email protected]

Taracon Precast

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