NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gaylord Entertainment Co. today provided an update on the company’s restoration efforts following the flood damage experienced at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry and the company’s other Nashville-area facilities on May 2nd and May 3rd, 2010. Gaylord also provided an update on the company’s employment strategy during remediation and restoration, as well as efforts to relocate customers with events scheduled at Gaylord Opryland over the next five months.
“Our Nashville-area assets have been stabilized and we have a large group of contractors and experts working diligently alongside our management team to get us back to business as soon as possible.”
“We have made significant progress in our work to assess and repair the damage inflicted by the historic flooding,” said Colin V. Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Gaylord Entertainment. “Our Nashville-area assets have been stabilized and we have a large group of contractors and experts working diligently alongside our management team to get us back to business as soon as possible.
“Flood damage requires an extraordinarily complicated repair process. We have had to manually test every aspect of our mechanical, electrical, information technology, and power generating systems in order to understand what works, what needs to be repaired, and what needs to be replaced. There is an entire city of infrastructure which operates under the Gaylord Opryland campus, the majority of which was fully under water, and thus the assessment process has been extensive. At this time we feel that we are able to provide an accurate overview of the damage and restoration, projected costs and timelines, and an update to our employment strategy and our progress relocating groups displaced by the flood restoration work at the hotel.”
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