ELIZABETH CITY – A high-tech manufacturer in this eastern NC city is adding 90 jobs and investing $6 million in an expansion of its current facilities.

Helping fuel the move at Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation is a $300,000 One North Carolina Fund grant. Such grants require a local match.

“This is an exciting time for Hockmeyer,” said Herman Hockmeyer, CEO and President of Hockmeyer. “This project is a true investment in future technologies for continued innovation to serve our clients around the world. Although growth presents challenges, we are eager to face them with the support of the local community and the state of North Carolina.

“Our new space will accommodate new equipment required to manufacture our growing product line and the skilled staff we are recruiting. Expanding is an important step in our growth trajectory, allowing us to continue to prosper in our business while we support the community’s prosperity as well.”

The company focuses on process equipment manufacturing of mills for particle size reduction used in inks and coatings. It offers customized solutions for clients in automotive, paint, ink, food and pharmaceutical industries.

“Our world-class workforce makes North Carolina a frontrunner for manufacturers,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland. “With a winning business climate and central location, Hockmeyer has the confidence to increase their investment in Elizabeth City.”