Aristocrat Gaming has started construction on a new 137,500 square feet facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The new Tulsa Operations Center will offer a consolidated campus for the 300 employees of VGT Class II Innovations by Aristocrat Gaming and will house light manufacturing, a warehouse, and office space.
VGT President James Starr said: “This is more than 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.”
Aristocrat President of Americas & EMEA, Hector Fernandez, added: “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.”
The new campus is located at 15336 E Admiral Place South in Tulsa and will consist of a warehouse/production space of 112,500 square feet and office space of 25,000 square feet.
With the project underway, the warehouse is expected to be completed this winter, while the office space is likely to open in Spring 2022.
Metro Construction Services is the general contractor and JSA Architects is serving as architects.
Mike Neal, President and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, 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.”
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew Morgan and Aristocrat Gaming SVP Customer Order Execution Deanne McKissick were also present at the event.