FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 13, 2012
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates Writes the History of Blount Fine Foods
History Associates, the leading U.S. historical research firm, announces that the history of Blount Fine Foods has been published. From Sea to Soup, written by Dr. Kenneth D. Durr, tells the story of how a World War II-era shellfish processing company evolved to become a producer of gourmet seafood soups.
This history comes at a pivotal time at the company, as it has recently begun producing high-end prepared foods exclusively, after a 50-year heritage of processing clams. “I’ve often said that it is our ability to embrace change in the market that will define our success,” noted Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods. “History Associates has captured that essence wonderfully throughout this book, illustrating the long tradition of commitment to quality, customers, and innovation that have kept us on this course.”
Dr. Durr is an accomplished historian who has published numerous business histories. To prepare the book, he interviewed key members of the company and conducted exhaustive documentary research at Blount’s Fall River, Massachusetts, headquarters as well as the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. He also toured the company’s headquarters and the original plant in Warren, Rhode Island.
The final, 68-page hardbound book is just part of the company’s ongoing commitment to preserving and sharing its legacy. History Associates is also assisting Blount Fine Foods with the development of a historical timeline exhibit that will be displayed at the company’s headquarters.
About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.