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Simulated tree feature at Soboba Casino

Mar 8, 2019

The new Soboba Casino has opened its doors for business. The facility, located in San Jacinto, California, boasts a new 140,000 sq. ft. casino complete with multiple restaurants and a 200-room hotel. Soboba offers all the latest casino amenities in a first-class environment. The Tree Bar is just one of the offerings for patrons to…

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Tree of Sports, Sixty-Foot Tall Simulated Tree

Feb 28, 2019

The $38.5 million, seven-acre, Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana opened to eagerly awaiting sports fans and museum patrons. The space consists of twelve outdoor exhibits, including a miniature baseball field, hockey rink, football field, race car tracks, basketball courts, and the Pete and Alice Dye Golf Experience.…

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Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo

Jan 10, 2019

The latest exhibit at the Stone Zoo, Caribbean Coast, completes the second phase of the new entry and welcome plaza project. This $4 million upgrade features four distinctive areas. Flamingo Flats, a 6,400 square foot walk-through aviary with American Flamingos, Scarlet Ibis, Macaws, and endangered Jamaican Iguanas. Caribbean Coast offers the only exhibit in New…

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The Guardian Sculpture Unveiled at Bear River Casino

Nov 21, 2018

The newly installed Guardian sculpture was recently unveiled on November 12th, 2018. The massive 17-foot-tall, 3,000-pound Guardian Bear rests in front of the Bear River Casino Hotel in Loleta, CA. The bear is dedicated to the memory and honor of Bear River Band tribal elder leaders. It allows past elders to watch over their people…

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Aquarium Construction Complete at the Pacific Seas Aquarium, Point Defiance Zoo

Oct 10, 2018

The new 35,000 sq. ft. Pacific Seas Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, highlighting the Pacific Ocean ecosystem, opened to the public on September 7th. American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) members were able to visit the new aquarium as part of the annual AZA post-conference tour. The $51.6 million dollar project includes twenty new aquariums that…

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COST Expands West Coast Presence with Los Angeles Office

Oct 5, 2018

COST of Wisconsin, Inc., an industry leader in theme construction, has recently opened an office in Orange County California, just outside of Los Angeles. The Jefferson Business Park office serves as a project management hub for West Coast projects, while the production space will provide light specialty fabrication services and equipment storage. Omar Rodriguez, an…

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Carmen Micale Retires After 44 Years at COST!

Aug 31, 2018

As destiny would have it, long time superintendent Carmen Micale, began his 44 year career with COST performing simulated rockwork in Milwaukee and today, he completes his final work at the Milwaukee County Zoo elephant exhibit. Traveling the nation over four decades, his projects aligned full-circle. Carmen started in exhibit fabrication in 1974 as a…

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Sundara Inn and Spa, Cambrian Oasis

Aug 14, 2018

Sundara Inn & Spa’s focus on wellness led ownership to pursue a new $9 million, 33,000 sq. ft. expansion project in Wisconsin Dells that opened in spring 2018. The expansion includes another outdoor pool, lush rooftop gardens, new fitness areas, additional culinary experiences, retreat space, and expanded parking. One focal point of the expansion is…

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Panda Passage, Calgary Zoo’s Latest Exhibit Opens to the Public

Jul 16, 2018

The new $14,000,000 CDN Panda Passage exhibit at the Calgary Zoo opened this spring to tremendous crowds. The exhibit replaced the former elephant building, which was transformed into a lush forest environment. The building roof was retrofitted to allow for numerous skylights. This enhancement dramatically improved sunlight for the natural plants that embellish the indoor…

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