— Press Announcement
South Carolina Officials Welcome Cutting-Edge Tech
MycoWorks Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting at South Carolina Plant
UNION, S.C., Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — MycoWorks celebrated the opening and start of production at its first full-scale facility in Union, S.C., with a ribbon-cutting attended by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, as well as other government officials, community leaders, brand partners, and supporters. The world-class manufacturing plant gives MycoWorks the capacity to scale-up to meet demand for their luxury leather-like material Reishi™. Produced with the company’s patented technology for partners including Hermès and Ligne Roset, MycoWorks’ new plant has already made a significant impact by spurring new investment in Union’s storefronts, housing, and employment portfolio.
With MycoWorks’ technological advancements to the materials sector and its commitment to bringing competitive jobs to the region, the first-of-its-kind facility is positioning South Carolina to lead the biomaterials industry, reshoring luxury textile manufacturing to the United States. In celebration of this industry-first achievement, attendees had the opportunity to witness the factory’s cutting-edge technology and learn about the diverse applications of MycoWorks’ biomaterial Reishi™.
“I was proud to join with MycoWorks to celebrate the grand opening of their new Union facility,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “It’s great to add a biomaterials manufacturer to South Carolina’s expanding range of products and services, and we look forward to the opportunities this investment will bring to students and technicians across the state.”
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