FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a 120-year-old food manufacturing company in Fall River say business has been so good that they plan to double the size of their plant and hire as many as 100 new employees.
Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods, tells The Herald News of Fall River that business is up about 10 percent in the restaurant end of their sales and nearly 30 percent in sales to markets and wholesale clubs.
The company makes seafood products, including clam chowder, soups, breaded appetizers, and dips.
Blount says the new 65,000-square-foot addition for the manufacture of refrigerated products will cost about $13 million and be completed by December.
The company was founded as an oyster house in 1880. Blount currently has about 200 employees.