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Jim Henry
Food manufacturer opens location in Cambridge

A Canadian company is launching a food manufacturing operation on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the state announced Monday. Protenergy Natural Foods Corp., based in the Toronto area, has leased a building in Dorchester County that had been used by food manufacturer FoodSwing and acquired that company's equipment earlier this month, according to the state Department of Business and Economic Development. Protenergy, which is seeing more demand for its soups, broths, sauces and gravies, told the state that it expected to hire 100 people to work at the Cambridge site by 2016. The company will receive a $250,000 "conditional loan" from the state to purchase additional equipment,...