A little while ago, we got a lovely letter from a Randall family member, Scott Randall. He shared with us his memories of working in the factory as a child and a teenager and how much he really loved the business his great-grandparents started.
In his note, Scott promised to send us some pictures from the early days of Randall Beans and we were so excited to see them! Below you can see three pictures from Scott.
This photo shows the Randall family standing in front of the Randall factory. From left to right, Scott, Harvey, Howard and Dawne Randall, founders of Randall Beans.
In this photo, you can see the original Randall’s Food Processing Plant. During World War II, Randall had a contract with the federal government to process water.
This photo shows the product line at the time. If you look closely, you can see that beans were not originally part of the product line. Did you spot what part of the original product line? Yes, it was chicken, in glass jars. (You don’t see much of that today!) Randall productions first canned chicken products and with this production, government inspectors had to be on location to oversee the production of the chicken. In the early 1960s, the Randall family decided to to add beans to the product line, while they also continued producing chicken. According to Scott, his great-grandmother, Dawne (seen in the first photo) worked in the factory until the day she died in 1971, at the age of 82. With her passing, Randall’s stopped the producing the chicken line and devoted the factory 100% to beans.
Thanks so much to Scott for sending us these pictures and sharing with us more of the history of Randall Beans.