RUTLAND— Ann Clark Cookie Cutters has been selected to represent Vermont at this year’s “Made in America Product Showcase,” hosted by The White House on Monday, July 23. This year’s event will feature manufacturing companies from across the country, with one company representing each of the 50 states. The event is expected to be attended by members of the cabinet, members of congress, White House senior staff, and the president. Ann Clark Ltd. was asked to represent Vermont because of its “commitment to making products in the United States.”
“I believe products should be made in the United States” said Ben Clark, CEO of Ann Clark Ltd., adding: “Our little company has proven that US made products can be profitable.”
For nearly three decades, Ann Clark has been the brand of cookie cutters that families and baking professionals have turned to. The company has humble beginnings, founded in 1989 when Ann Clark had the idea to transform her popular pig shape ornament into a cookie cutter. Twenty-nine years later, the company makes millions of cookie cutters and employs nearly 50 Vermonters. Ann’s son Ben now runs the company and continues to uphold the Clark family’s standards for exceptional design, quality products and competitive American manufacturing. The company has grown to become the largest manufacturer of cookie cutters in the world.
“There are many benefits to making products in the United States,” said Ben, “we create jobs, support our community, control the quality of our product and deliver our products faster than the competition.”
“The invitation took us completely by surprise,” said Ann.
Ben Clark went to Washington, D.C. July 23 to represent Ann Clark Cooke Cutters.