For Immediate Release
ZAMBONI COMPANY TO DELIVER MACHINE #10,000
NHL’s Montreal Canadiens Will Receive Milestone Zamboni Machine
PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA – In April of 2012, Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. will deliver its 10,000th production machine. The National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens will be the recipients of the machine which will be an electric Zamboni Model 552. The machine will begin its trip from Paramount to Canada on April 18th.
Since its founding more than 60 years ago, the Zamboni Company has built its famous ice resurfacing machines by hand, one at a time inParamount,Californiaand for the past three decades in its plant inBrantford,Ontario,Canada. To commemorate the production of machine No. 10,000, time-lapse cameras were used to record its assembly and the footage will be posted on the Zamboni Company’s web site once completed.
Montreal’s Machine History
One of the NHL’s Original Six™ teams, the Montreal Canadiens was the first of the NHL’s Canadian teams to receive a Zamboni ice resurfacing machine. That machine, No. E29, was delivered in November of 1954 and resurfaced at the Montreal Forum for years. Since that time, the Canadiens have had Zamboni machines on their ice, making the switch to electric powered machines in September of 2000.
Frank Zamboni introduced the world’s first electric powered ice resurfacer during the Squaw Valley Winter Olympic Games in Californiain 1960. As technology for electric powered machines has evolved, the demand for electric powered resurfacers has steadily increased. The Zamboni Company has manufactured more than 1,000 electric resurfacers for use in arenas all over the world. More about Zamboni’s electric powered resurfacers: http://www.zamboni.com/machines/zamboni-552/
With a history that spans over six decades, the Zamboni Company preserves its founder’s legacy as the leader in ice resurfacing technology. Zamboni remains the overwhelming choice for arena owners and operators throughout the world.