Proving its long-term commitment to the Tulsa, Oklahoma (U.S.) community and the Oklahoma gaming industry, Aristocrat Gaming https://www.aristocratgaming.com/ has broken ground on a new 137,500 square feet facility. The company’s new center will offer a consolidated campus for the 300 employees of VGT Class II Innovations, https://www.aristocrat.com/business/vgt/ and will house light manufacturing, a warehouse, and office space. Video Gaming Technologies (VGT), part of Aristocrat, is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of Class II (Native American bingo-based gaming) casino games in North America.
The new campus will be located at 15336 E Admiral Place South in Tulsa, and will be comprised of a warehouse/production space of 112,500 square feet and office space of 25,000 square feet. The project is underway, and the warehouse is expected to be completed this winter. The office space is expected to open by spring 2022. Metro Construction Services is the general contractor and JSA Architects is serving as architects.
Top executives of these companies participated in the inauguration ceremony, including Hector Fernandez (President of Americas & EMEA, Aristocrat); James Starr (President, VGT); Deanne McKissick (SVP of Customer Order Execution, Aristocrat), and Jerry Hale (VP of Midwest Operations, VGT), as well as relevant regional representatives, like Mike Neal (President and CEO, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce) and Matthew Morgan (Chairman, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association).
About this important facility, Starr said: “This is more than a groundbreaking; it’s a celebration of our employees, our community and our industry. As employees, we live here, we work here, and we want to see Tulsa succeed, not just for today. We want to be generational partners, and this new facility will allow us to continue to serve our customers even better.”
In the same line of enthusiasm, Fernandez expressed: “We are doubling down on our commitment to Tulsa as our host community, to Oklahoma, and the community of customers we serve across the state. That is why we are making this 10-year commitment that will lead the community into the future. Oklahoma is important to us as a company, and we are committed to helping our customers and our employees succeed.”
For his part, Neal commented: “We’re thrilled Aristocrat, a global leader in gaming technology, innovation, manufacturing and distribution, is expanding its presence in Tulsa. We’re proud to partner with them as they make significant investments in their company and northeast Oklahoma.”