Sept. 16, 2013 – Houston – The overall winner in the Mid-West Steel Building Company 2012 Design Build competition is the Magnolia Bluffs Casino, in Natchez, Miss. The General Contractor of the Casino was R.A. Edgin Construction, Natchez, Miss.; the Erector and Roofing contractor was R.K. Wallace of Jayess, Miss., and the Designer was Ed Vance and Associates, Las Vegas, Nev. The building is owned by Premier Gaming Group, Union, Kentucky.
The Natchez Casino is an almost 42,000 square foot clear span building with a total length of nearly 300 feet. The building partially hangs over the Mississippi river, which made it a real challenge to build, as a portion of the construction involved driving pilings into the river to support a large portion of the building. It features a drive-through that features 89’ open-web trusses.
The Super-Lok metal roof with 6/12 and 3 1/2/12 slopes was chosen to adhere with the local historic preservation efforts. Additionally, the building’s aesthetics were designed to mimic an old sawmill, incorporating cedar planking for sidewall panels throughout. Construction spanned a ten-month period.
The Magnolia Bluffs Casino is located directly on the Mississippi River, situated on a bluff that captures picturesque views. The casino is home to 580 state-of-the-art slot machines and 10 table games.
About Mid-West Steel Building Company
A division of NCI Building Systems, L.P., Mid-West Steel Building Company specializes in the development, fabrication and distribution of custom-engineered steel frame buildings. With more than 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located across the United States and in Mexico, the company serves its loyal builder network with a broad line of products and services for the construction of facilities encompassing warehouses, manufacturing, office, retail, hangar, community and agriculture. Mid-West was founded in 1970 and became a division of NCI in 1984.