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Town Dock Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 16, 2018 /   Loading Disqus...

A Rhode Island company has the distinction of being the largest supplier of calamari in the United States. The Point Judith-based company, The Town Dock, was founded in 1980 by Noah Clark, father of current President and CEO Ryan Clark.

“I’m proud of our team and what we’ve accomplished together.  We see ourselves as a long-term, Rhode Island-based seafood business. I think we have a strategic plan that will allow us to continue to grow and thrive into the future,” Ryan explains of The Town Dock which today includes a fleet of seven boats that fish up and down the East coast from Massachusetts to the Carolinas, processing plants at Point Judith and in Johnston, and a staff of more than 100. The Town Dock processes its own calamari here in Rhode Island and is the leading supplier of calamari to national retailers, distributors, and restaurants chains.

“Our company’s core values are important to our team, and we try to make them come alive every day.  Also, giving back and supporting our community is part of our purpose statement,” he explains.

“Partnering with the Foundation helps us to fulfill our commitment to support the community. We’ve been active with many nonprofits in South County, but we want to do more.  Rhode Island is home to most of our employees and fishing families.  We are looking forward to partnering with the Rhode Island Foundation on additional initiatives within Rhode Island.”

“We’re experts in the seafood business, but we’re partnering with the Foundation to enhance our program of community support,” Ryan states.

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