Wetumpka, Alabama Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Now Fully Operational

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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There's an immediate economic impact from the new resort near Montgomery, AL, but the long-term impact is really the key.  According to Cody Williamson, general manager of Wind Creek Casino Wetumpka, the expansion is expected to create 500 to 600 jobs and an increased payroll of $20 million, which will bring the Creek Indian payroll to $87 million.  The Wetumpka development will be much like the tribe's Casino & Hotel in Atmore.  The Poarch Band invested heavily in that facility and was able to pay off its $165 million loan last year, just 2 ½ years after opening the resort.  Flintco, the general contractor for the Wetumpka site, expedited every phase of construction and exceeded their goal of a January 2014 opening date when the casino opened its doors to the public on December 17, 2013.

ProCLAD was selected to furnish and install the interior, exterior and parking garage metals and phenolic because of their experience in standing-seam roofing, parking garage screening and variety of unusual metal and phenolic panels.  The formed coil panels are Weathered Rustic, Weathered Metallic and Natural Galvalume, while the ACM panels are a Prismatic Green, and the roofing Silver Metallic.  The phenolic panels consist of two different wood-grain patterns.  40% of the metal panels are mill-finish zinc shingles running at a 22.5 degree angle.  ProCLAD's installation crews were mobilized at multiple locations to expedite the cladding for structure.  The total cost of the 20-story Hotel, 90,000 square-foot Gaming Casino and Parking Garage is estimated at $246 million.  The project architect is Hnedak Bobo.