Cherokee Casino – West Siloam Springs, OK
The design of the new Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs, OK, is reminiscent of a time of rising nationalism from the 1780s to 1830s, prior to the Cherokee Nation’s removal from the southeast United States to Indian Country in present-day Oklahoma. It was noted that the casino features multiple radius applications throughout. Large floating clouds between soffits and radius columns with light coves are prominent.
More than 8,400 linear feet of Flex-C Trac® and Flex-C Angle from Flex-Ability Concepts were used to implement the radius-filled interior design of the hotel and casino facility.
Installation of the Flex-Ability Concepts products was done by Green Country Interiors, Tulsa. “The design was a challenge,” said Tim McGuire, vice president and production manager. “But we’ve had a lot of experience using Flex-C Trac on jobs like this and there’s no way we could have done the framing the old way. There was a lot of coordination with the other trades and the Flex-C Trac helped with the speed of the job. We set up jig tables out of the way in order to pre-make everything and then use it as needed. The Flex-C Trac cuts my manpower in half. It’s a major plus in our industry.”
The general contractor for the project was Flintco, Inc., Springdale, AR. The Flex-Ability Concepts distributor was River City Materials, Inc., Rogers, AR.
About Flex-Ability Concepts
Flex-C Trac is made of galvanized steel and is available in 20, 18 and 16 gauges in a wide variety of metal framing widths. Flex Lite, a light duty alternative, is available in 25 gauge steel. Versatile Flex-C Angle is available in 20 and 16 gauges. 20 gauge Flex-C Arch is available in a range of widths for both wood and metal framing. Flex-C Plate is available in 20 gauge and is used for wood framing applications. Also available for wood framing applications is Quick Qurve Plate in 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 sizes. Made of plywood, Quick Qurve Plate is available in both untreated and pressure-preservative treated versions.
For more information on the Flex-Ability Concepts family of products for both commercial and residential applications, call 866-443-3539 or visit www.flexabilityconcepts.com. The Flex-Ability Concepts blog is also available at http://flexabilityconcepts.wordpress.com.