GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER VISITS BETTER MADE SNACK FOODS IN DETROIT TO PRESENT SPECIAL TRIBUTES IN HONOR OF SAM CIPRIANO AND BETTER MADE’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY!
DETROIT, MI, JUNE 2021 – Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, visited with officials and employees of Better Made Snack Foods in Detroit on Monday, June 14th to present a special tribute in honor of long-time company CEO, Salvatore “Sam” Cipriano. The Governor also presented a proclamation to all of the employees in celebration of Better Made’s 90th anniversary.
Governor Whitmer changed into food safety attire and worked at various stations throughout the plant as part of her fun “Work with Whitmer” segments. Not only did the Governor get to see how Better Made operates, but she spent time performing quality control, case packing, palletizing, and fulfilling online orders. The Governor also tasted freshly cooked original potato chips and stated that Better Made is her favorite potato chip.
“It was my honor to visit Better Made Snack Foods, a Michigan institution, for their 90th anniversary,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “I was thrilled to spend time working alongside dedicated Better Made employees getting some hands-on experience in the facility where my favorite chips are made and pay tribute to former CEO Sam Cipriano, whose leadership has helped Better Made thrive. The company offers good-paying jobs to Michiganders in the region and is contributing to our economic jumpstart as we emerge from the pandemic together.”
“We are very honored to have such a high-ranking government official visit our facility,” says Cathy Gusmano, CEO of Better Made Snack Foods. “We appreciate the Governor taking the time out of her busy schedule to come and see what we do and we’re really pleased that we are her favorite potato chip!”