COMMERCE, CALIF. — Steven Freund has joined Freund Baking Co. Mr. Freund, who is the sixth generation to be involved in the business, which started in 1856 at St. Louis, was a practicing attorney for 15 years before joining the bakery.

“He will learn the business from the ground up and earn an appropriate title when he is ready, just as each previous generation has done,” said Jim Freund, Steven’s father and company president.

Freund Baking operates three bread and cake plants in Commerce, Glendale and Hayward, Calif. The company’s products include hamburger and hot dog buns, and brown ‘n serve rolls.