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.