HALIFAX – North Carolina is getting 120 jobs from China and California in an economic development deal announced Monday.

PCB Piezotronics, which designs and builds a variety of sensors, says it will add 120 jobs to an existing facility in Halifax County following the acquisition of assets from a rival manufacturer. Positions will be moved from China and California operated by Endeveco, which was part of Meggitt PLC.

PCB also will invest $4.5 million in its Halifax facility, the company and Gov. Roy Cooper announced. It already has more than 200 workers at the site.

The company “manufactures sensors used by design engineers and predictive maintenance professionals to test and measure vibration, pressure, force, acoustics, load, and shock in research and development as well as industrial applications,” according to its website.

“One of the best business decisions that I have ever made was the decision to begin operations in Halifax, North Carolina in 2004 when we had to decide between expanding in our original home of New York State or expanding elsewhere” said David Hore, president of PCB Piezotronics, in the announcement.

“I have great confidence that our current Halifax workforce of 215 hardworking and dedicated employees will lead this integration in the same exceptional manner as they perform, day in and day out for PCB.”

PCB is part of MTS Systems Corporation. Its headquarters is located in New York.

The firm was awarded a Job Development Investment Grant worth $940,000 in tax rebates if new job commitments are met.

Average wages will be $33,760 which is higher than the average county wage of $32,216, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.