Gray Celebrates the Grand Opening of the 1st U.S. Manufacturing Facility for MLILY
Today, Gray, a fully integrated services provider specializing in engineering, design and construction, celebrates the grand opening of the first U.S. manufacturing facility for MLILY in Winnsboro, South Carolina. As a subsidiary of Healthcare Co. Ltd., MLILY is a Chinese-based memory foam mattress manufacturer.
MLILY selected Gray to execute a seven-month, 633,318 s.f. renovation to their existing plant, all while maintaining current production capacity.
“It’s been a pleasure working with MLILY on their first U.S. manufacturing plant,” said Brett Goode, vice president of Gray’s South Atlantic office. “The Carolinas offer an abundant opportunity for industrial growth, and we’re proud to serve this region and customers like MLILY.”
The plant will produce memory foam mattresses and pillows to serve the company’s growing U.S. customer base.
The new operation is creating 250 jobs for the region.
State, county and local officials, along with business leaders, came to celebrate MLILY’s historic grand opening. The ceremony included remarks from Wu Liangheng, project manager for MLILY. The festivities also included a plant tour.
Gray is a multifaceted design-build firm including EAC, fabrication and process integration expertise. With 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food & beverage, distribution and commercial projects, Gray currently has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a state-of the-art manufacturing plant for EGGER Wood Products in Lexington, NC; a new greenfield warehouse facility for Sanritsu Logistics America in Reidsville, NC; the first U.S. manufacturing operation for Q CELLS in Dalton, GA; a new warehouse facility for NGK Ceramics in Mooresville, NC; and a new bourbon and dried grain distillery for Diageo in Lebanon, KY.
MLILY USA is the North American mattress and pillow company of Rugao, China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, the company’s mattresses, pillows and sleep accessories are all manufactured in state-of-the-art factories located in China, Thailand, Serbia, and now the U.S., that span more than 6 million square feet. With products sold worldwide, MLILY also holds a unique global strategic partnership with Manchester United, the leading sports brand and popular soccer team located in the United Kingdom. As part of the partnership, MLILY provides the team’s training complex with mattresses and other sleep products.
For more information, visit https://mlilyusa.com/.