Kroeker, Inc. has entered into a seven-year agreement with the California State University, Fresno Association to provide recycling services that in turn will net the Save Mart Center a $250,000 donation, University President John D. Welty announced today.

Kroeker Inc., a Fresno-based business, will provide waste reclamation and recycling services to the University including facilities operated by the University Student Union, University Food Service and the Kennel Bookstore. Kroeker will also provide waste reclamation and recycling services for the Save Mart Center, which is expected to be completed in 2002. The recycling area located adjacent to the main building service area will be named “The Kroeker Recycling Center.”

Kroeker Inc., a family-owned business, provides demolition, recycling, site remediation and earthwork for private industry, government agencies, lending institutions and the military.

Jeff Kroeker, secretary/treasurer of Kroeker Inc., said “our firm is pleased to have a part in the completion of the Save Mart Center, which will truly be one of the Valley’s most notable landmarks, and serve as a point of pride for the entire region.”

Welty said, “The Save Mart Center continues to attract support from local business for a partnership that will make this facility and all its programs and services a reality for the Central Valley community. We are grateful for the leadership demonstrated by Kroeker, Inc. with this agreement.”

This academic year is the culmination year that will see the accomplishment of several milestones in the development of the Save Mart Center, all leading to the expected opening of the facility in fall of 2002.

Some of the key milestones this academic year include next month’s opening of the arena’s sales office and sale of the first personal seat licenses for Fresno State Bulldog Basketball, finalization of the multimillion dollar fundraising campaign, announcement of several remaining large gifts, selection of the general contractor, and the actual start of construction of the facility. The Save Mart Center fundraising campaign now exceeds $80 million.

Earlier this year, the California State University Board of Trustees approved the official name of the Save Mart Center and the architectural schematic plans.