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Ventola lights up in Tennessee in double FEC project win

Ventola lights up in Tennessee in double FEC project win

A leading LED lighting business is forging ahead its US presence after completing the first set of works on a major order in Tennessee.

And in a double US boost, the firm will also be undertaking complete audio and visual works on a new entertainment project in the region early next year.

UK-based Ventola Projects is already well versed in enhancing the world of US entertainment, completing iconic works at Bally’s Hotel & Casino, Tahiti Village in Las Vegas and Tricorp Amusements in Florida.

And now, the business is further bolstering US links, delivering its trademark VAvR LED lighting to Gatlinburg Attractions in Tennessee, an iconic landmark in the region that encompasses the Gatlinburg Space Needle, a 400ft observation tower overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fitting out the indoor entertainment functions of the attraction centre, Ventola has already installed his lighting above the duckpin lanes in the arcade area of the facility, with an interactive projection system also engaged to attract guest attention.

“This is an iconic venue which we’re delighted to be a part of,” said Ventola Projects founder Mick Ventola, who will also be returning the venue next year to complete further expansion works.

“As an all-purpose facility, our lighting will help attract a wide range of families, couples and everyone in between, drawing their attention to flash market offers as well as games and entertainment.

“With cost savings and efficiency upgrades to boot, we look forward to working with the venue into 2022.”

Elsewhere, in a continuation of work in the state of Tennessee, Ventola has also secured another huge deal in the form of Tiebreakers, a new Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) opening in Johnson City early next year.

Incorporating a laser tag arena, a full-scale bowling alley and over 80 arcade games, the new outfit will see Ventola install a wealth of VAvR technology, including the latest VAvR operating system – giving the facility complete control over lighting, projection and video systems.

“Entertainment operators, now more than ever, are looking to all-encompassing technology systems, and ones that will deliver efficiency upgrades to boot,” added Mick.

“Allowing facilities owners to seamlessly switch between mood lighting, audio announcements or rolling video, our technology will provide all of this at the touch of a button, with control being dispersed across all areas of the facility, from eating areas, to bowling, laser quest and more – one seamless audio-visual package.”

Meanwhile, Ventola is also making strides in Lake Tahoe, where a project with Bowl Incline, an iconic bowling alley dating back to the 1960s, is undergoing its huge renovation ahead of reopening in 2022.

“The project is progressing and we’ll be back in the New Year,” said Mick.

“This is going to be huge for the community – it’s such a historic venue and I can’t wait for everyone to see what [owners] Steve and Tracy Tomkovicz have in store – it’s a complete remodel whilst retaining elements of what made the venue so special in the first place.”

As a HM Department For International Trade Midlands Engine Export Champion, Ventola continues to make strides in overseas territories, with over 80% of work taking place across the US, Europe, and The Middle East.

For more information on Ventola Projects and its work in the FEC industry, visit https://ventolainc.com/ or call +44(0)7770 227537.


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