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Waste-Stream Inc. recently completed a $50,000 pledge to purchase for Clarkson University the Zamboni which has been resurfacing the ice of the Cheel Arena since 1995. The battery-powered ZamboniZamboni replaced a 12-year-old propane-fired machine. 

“Waste-Stream, Inc. is proud to support Clarkson University and its outstanding varsity hockey program, as well as many other events that take place on the ice surface at Cheel Arena, by funding the acquisition of this important piece of equipment,” said Jim Bruno ’75, a former partner in ownership of Waste-Stream, until its recent purchase by Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

“We’re also pleased our request to reinstate the tradition of the Zamboni driver wearing a tuxedo while operating the machine during home varsity games has been revived -- it makes a statement about a team, and a University, which is a ‘class act,’” said Bruno.

Waste-Stream Inc.’s gift is a part of The Campaign for Clarkson, Clarkson University’s comprehensive capital campaign that was publicly launched in October 1998. 

PHOTO CAPTION: Howard Cornwell (left), a former co-owner of Waste Stream, Inc. presents a $50,000 check to Brian Sischo (second from right), Clarkson University director of Development, as part of a pledge to purchase the Zamboni for Clarkson. With him are Chester “Skip” Bisnett (second from left) and Jim Bruno (right) ’75, also former co-owners of Waste Stream; and Clarkson University hockey coach Mark Morris (center).

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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