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
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
The company also will receive a $25,000 property-tax break from Dorchester County and a $25,000 grant to pay for worker training, the state economic development agency said.
FoodSwing bought the building in 2008 after seafood company Icelandic shuttered production there.
"It's always good being able to keep manufacturing operations here, particularly in jurisdictions like this, the rural jurisdictions," Henry said. "Manufacturing is particularly vital to them."