In 1967, Tom Blakeway started the Quality Boneless Beef Company to supply the Fargo-Moorhead, N.D., area with ground beef materials. The company expanded by adding more products, such as steaks, pork chops, ground beef patties and chicken and by hiring more meat cutters and a sales staff to handle business. In 1976, the Fargo Packing Company was purchased and the Valley Maid line of products was added. The market territory was also expanded to all of North Dakota, South Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Since 1980, the fresh meat side of the business has been expanded to include boxed beef, products from other meat processors and a line of seafood, shrimp, lobster and fish fillets. With those added products came a name change to Quality Meats and Seafood. The Fargo plant processes a variety of smoked sausages, smoked hams and bacon, while the main plant conducts distribution. Quality Meats and Seafood is located in West Fargo, N.D.