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Gray & MycoWorks Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of World’s First Full-Scale Fine Mycelium™ Production Facility

MycoWorks, the San-Francisco biomaterials company, officially opened doors to their first full-scale Fine Mycelium™ production plant – the largest mycelium materials operation in the world.

As it begins production, the company is set to grow millions of square feet of its luxury leather-alternative Reishi™ a biomaterial on par with calfskin leather. Produced with the company’s proprietary technology Fine Mycelium™, this patented technology is ushering in a new class of materials made from mycelium for applications in fashion, footwear, furniture, and automobiles.


Together with MycoWorks, key partners, and the city of Union, SC, Gray proudly celebrated this remarkable achievement with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


A Partnership Built for the Future


Gray, a family-owned, fully integrated global services provider, collaborated with the development team of CH Realty and Stream Realty Partners to design and build MycoWorks’ state-of-the-art, 136,000 s.f. production facility. The completed plant, a significant upfit to an existing facility, will house the companies’ manufacturing operations and corporate offices.


“Gray is excited to play a pivotal role on such an innovative and technologically advanced project,” said Brian Jones, president & CEO, Gray Construction. “This unique facility is a chance not only to advance MycoWorks but also move the industry forward, and that’s an incredible opportunity.”

From left: MycoWorks Chief of Culture Sophia Wang, COO Doug Hardesty, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, and MycoWorks CEO Matthew Scullin celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new facility

About Gray


Consistently ranked among the top industrial contractors in the U.S., Gray focuses on the following markets for domestic and international customers: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Automotive, Distribution, Mission Critical, and Commercial, with nearly 30 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.


Founded in 1960, Gray has grown to encompass a complementary family of brands designed to augment and enhance each other’s specialized capabilities without gaps or redundancies. Our robust offering enables us to create one-of-a-kind solutions at the highest levels of customization, delivering unmatched precision and partnership to some of the world’s most sophisticated organizations.


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About MycoWorks


In 2013, co-founders Philip Ross and Sophia Wang formed MycoWorks, a San Francisco-based biomaterials company dedicated to bringing new mycelium-grown materials to the world. MycoWorks’ patented Fine Mycelium™ technology, an advanced manufacturing platform and breakthrough in materials science, engineers mycelium during growth to form proprietary, interlocking cellular structures for unparalleled beauty, handfeel, strength and durability. The company’s flagship material- Reishi™ – is a new category of material for the world’s best luxury brands. For more information, please visit


About Stream Realty Partners


Stream Realty Partners is a national commercial real estate firm offering an integrated platform of services including leasing, Legendary CX property management, tenant and landlord representation, capital markets, investment management and sales, development, construction management, national program management, workplace strategies, strategic marketing, and dedicated research. The company is headquartered in Dallas and operates 15 core offices. Since 1996, Stream has grown to more than 1,350 professionals and now completes more than $6.9 billion annually in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, land, and data center transactions. For information, visit and follow Stream on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

    November 07, 2023

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