Summit, N.J. — Hosokawa Custom Processing Services LLC, a contract chemical processor, is spending $6.5 million to move from New Jersey to Goldsboro, N.C.
"North Carolina has a large plastic and chemical manufacturing sector," said state Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders in a Nov. 17 news release. "Our state has the formula for chemical companies: a strong business climate and the skilled workers from Tier 1 research institutions and colleges to develop a pipeline of talent to fuel their growth."
The facility will employ 16, according to the release. Hosokawa Custom Processing Services is the custom processing division of Hosokawa Micron Corp. The unit processes powders used primarily by the chemical, mineral, and plastic industries.
"After exploring several opportunities in other states, the site in Goldsboro, N.C., offered the best location and building for our expansion needs," Rob Voorhees, president of Hosokawa Micron International Inc., said in the release. "We hope to be operational by the fall of 2022 and look forward to operating out of our new business location in Goldsboro."
A performance-based grant of $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Hosokawa's location to North Carolina.