Executives with Aristocrat Gaming, a subsidiary of Australia-based Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., on Friday broke ground on a new 265,240-square-foot slot machine production facility in Henderson, Nevada.
The new building will have 240,240 square feet of production warehouse facilities and 25,000 square feet of office space.
More than 150 Aristocrat workers, most of them in purple shirts, watched as company leaders and Henderson Mayor Debra March put ceremonial shovels into the ground for the facility that is expected to open in fall 2023.
Also attending the ceremony were:
- Dane Hudson, Special Projects & Grants Director, Office of Senator Jacky Rosen, Nevada;
- Alejandro Rodriguez, District Director Office of Congresswoman Susie Lee;
- Ana Quintanilla, District Director, Office of Congresswoman Dina Titus;
- Scott Muelrath, president and CEO, and Lisa Chao, VP of Membership, Henderson Chamber of Commerce;
- Sallie Doebler, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Vegas Chamber.
Aristocrat President of Americas and EMEA Tom O’Brien, said: “We are thrilled to build our new manufacturing facility in Henderson as we continue to refine our efficiencies and provide the best product. We have complete confidence that our team members will use this new facility to its full capacity to create the best experience for our customers for years to come.”
Aristocrat President of Americas and EMEA Tom O'Brien.
“This will be our Las Vegas Integration Center from which we will ship the company’s EGMs (electronic gaming machines) to locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and, Europe,” said Deanne McKissick Senior Vice President of Customer Order Execution for Aristocrat.
Also appearing for the company were CEO Hector Fernandez and VP of Operations Mihir Wagh.
In addition to the Las Vegas Integration Center, Aristocrat has a two-building campus in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas.
Aristocrat produces the Buffalo franchise, Dollar Storm, Dragon Link, and Lightning Link as well as licensed titles based on “Dune,” “FarmVille” and “The Walking Dead.”
The new manufacturing center is being built off Volunteer Boulevard at Pollack Street, between the M Resort and the Las Vegas Raiders team headquarters.
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