RALEIGH – A New Jersey business is moving a chemical processing operation to Goldsboro, investing $6.5 million in a new facility and creating new jobs.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the move by Hosokawa Custom Processing Services.

The company plans to hire for 16 positions.

Hosokawa Custom Processing Services is a division of Hosokawa Micron Corporation.

“Hosokawa Micron is pleased to announce the expansion of this part of our business,” said Rob Voorhees, president of Hosokawa Micron International, in a statement.  “After exploring several opportunities in other states, the site in Goldsboro North Carolina offered the best location and building for our expansion needs. We hope to be operational by the fall of 2022 and look forward to operating out of our new business location in Goldsboro.”

The company will receive a performance-based One North Carolina Fund grant of $50,000.