Protenergy Natural Foods, a Canadian manufacturer, purchases FoodSwing assets and establishes its U.S. operations in Cambridge, Md on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

November 28, 2011

Christian S. Johansson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and Kevin Tracey, President of Protenergy Natural Foods Corporation, today announced that the company’s affiliate, Protenergy Natural Foods Inc., has acquired the manufacturing assets of FoodSwing Inc., and has established operations in Cambridge, Md. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Protenergy plans to significantly expand its production capacity to meet the growing demand for its soups, broths, sauces and gravies. The company may hire as many as 100 full-time employees in Cambridge over the next few years.

“We are very pleased that Protenergy has opted to open its first U.S. facility here in Maryland,” said Secretary Johansson. “Manufacturing is an important part of our history and heritage, with innovative manufacturers like Protenergy adding to the caliber and diversity of the industry. We welcome Protenergy and look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

Kevin Tracey, President of Protenergy remarked, “We are very excited with this acquisition. It gives Protenergy significant new capacity and capability required to meet growing customer demand for our products. We have already hired several employees and expect to hire several more in the upcoming months as we install additional production lines in the Cambridge facility.” read more