Better Made – Detroit, Michigan

Better Made Snack Foods has been making potato chips and other snacks in their Detroit-based factory for nearly 80 years. The factory building, built in 1930, has a public-facing lobby where anyone can come in to purchase chips or other snacks in bulk. TSS was recently hired to retrofit a bullet-resistant barrier into the lobby. The project included a special request from Better Made: a customized package passer that could accommodate large boxes of potato chips.

TSS faced several other challenges on this project including:

  • Retrofitting in a very old building, with some structural damage
  • Making the barrier attractive for a high visibility area
  • Installing after business hours to minimize disruption

Thanks to TSS, Better Made’s previous barrier, which was showing its age and had foggy glass, was replaced with a structurally sound, beautiful barrier that exceeded their expectations:

“I can’t even express how truly amazing it looks. It’s so clear and beautiful, and it’s so nice to look in and be able to see all the product. Thank you for making the process quick and painless, and for being easy to work with. I would highly recommend TSS.”
–Rebecca Penhollow, Marketing Asst.

Materials used: Lv1 acrylic barrier; 2pc channel; CXR; PE