The New York Times published a front-page article on the Zamboni today: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/23/sp...23zamboni.html
Here's a Zamboni slideshow photo gallery that goes with the article:And, in this day, it may be comforting to know that Frank J. Zamboni & Company, still family owned and operated, is not asking for a government bailout.
“Not yet,” Richard F. Zamboni, 76, the company president and son of the founder, said with an easy smile. “We go in cycles that don’t really go with the economy.”
In almost every way, Zamboni is a revered model of consistency. Its form, function and sales output — 200 to 250 of its all-in-one machines are produced each year, the company said — have barely changed in decades.