MOORESVILLE - New Jersey-based Quality Packaging Specialists International LLC is shutting down its Mooresville operation. In a notice to the state, QPSI says the decision will affect around 85 employees.

The company is involved with contract packaging and supply chain management for customers in the consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.

The Morgan County operation opened in 2012. Last year, QPSI opened a packaging center of excellence in its home city of Burlington, New Jersey. Layoffs, which will be permanent, are expected to take place in two rounds: September 30 and December 31.