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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has expanded their gaming empire with the addition of the Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino, Alabama’s newest and largest. Completed in December of 2013, this $250 million gaming casino features an 85,000 square foot gaming floor with 2,500 games and an attached 20 story luxury hotel to capitalize on the spectacular views of the nearby Coosa River. MetalTech-USA Flatlock panels were chosen to clad much of the façade of this remarkable facility augmenting the diverse, natural material palette.
MetalTech-USA of Peachtree City, GA was selected to fabricate both the painted steel Reveal panels and the Rheinzink Flatlocks enveloping over 45,000 square feet of the low volume. The diagonally-oriented Flatlock panels monopolize almost the entirety of the gaming floor façade. The oblique orientation of these panels required a meticulous plan for installation. Panels were to be installed over a hat channel furring system. MetalTech-USA VP and Project Manager Eric Simonsen worked closely with ProClad, the installing contractor, to ensure the clip attachment points on each panel were located to correctly align with the perpendicularly oriented hat channel mounting system. The design also called for the diagonals to alternate resulting in different install directions making it necessary for different panel notching; therefore, “we relied heavily on accurate panel counts from the installer to make sure we supplied the appropriate number of panels for each condition,” explains Simonsen.
MetalTech-USA materials contributed to the “sophisticated, vibrant material palette that both captures the essence of the Wind Creek brand as well as focuses on the regional nuances of the Wetumpka audience,” according to Wind Creek. Inspired design, along with future expansion phases, will create a premiere destination for the gaming customer at Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the way wind, water, and nature were integrated into the design to relate to tribal heritage,” cites Williamson of Wind Creek.
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