For Immediate Release: April 30,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Sen. Ron Justice thanked the Braum’s family for
their 40 years of outstanding service to
Oklahoma in the Senate Chamber on Wednesday. Also pictured are Drew
daughter Carol Anne, his granddaughter Mariel, Tuttle Chamber of
Peggy Oberfield, Rep. Phil Richardson, Drew Braum, Millie the Cow,
Winchester and Sen. Anthony Sykes.
Honors Braum's for 40 Years of Outstanding Service to State
The Oklahoma State Legislature on Wednesday
honored an Oklahoma family-owned and -operated company that has
been putting smiles on Oklahomans’ and others’ faces
for the past 40 years. Sen. Ron
Justice and Rep. Susan Winchester introduced Senate Concurrent
Resolution 85 congratulating Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
on their 40th anniversary and designating April 30, 2008 as "Braum's
Day" at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
"This is an industry that we’re extremely proud of
in Oklahoma. It’s an industry that is truly a Made in Oklahoma
product. Braum’s growth is very important to our state and
our economy,” said Justice, R-Chickasha. "The quality
product is what our state is all about, and the Braum’s family
has certainly accomplished that."
Bill and Mary Braum built their first store in Oklahoma City in
March 1968 and built 23 more stores throughout Oklahoma City and
Tulsa that same year. Today, there are 275 Braum's stores located
in five states - Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas.
Braum's employs nearly 4,400 full- and part-time employees in Oklahoma
alone and 4,200 in the other four states.
"We’re proud to recognize Braum’s on their 40th
Anniversary,” said Winchester, R-Chickasha. “I want
to thank Braum’s for all of the hard work they do and for
all the business they bring to Oklahoma. Their commitment to our
state and communities with their continual business growth supports
Oklahoma families with good jobs. They truly are an example of what
we do as an outstanding state.”
Members of the Braum’s family including Bill and Mary Braum’s
son Drew Braum were on the Senate floor along with Millie the Cow
for the resolution ceremony.
“We’re very proud to be in Oklahoma and it’s
been a good state to us,” said Drew Braum “Thank you
very much for everything.”
As part of the special day at the Capitol, Braum's shared with
workers and visitors at the Capitol its line of new ice cream flavors
including White Chocolate raspberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Pretzel,
Brownie Batter, Bread Pudding, Chocolate Mojito, Coffee Bean, Sicilian
Orange and Lemon Sherbet.
Braum's continues to expand and use new technologies to provide
the best products to its customers. This year, construction began
on a new state-of-the-art 80,000 square-foot bakery production facility
on the family farm in Tuttle. Braum's prides itself for baking all
of its own fresh bakery items including ice cream cones, muffins,
cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes, breads, and hamburger buns.
For more information contact:
Senator Justice's Office: (405) 521-5537