Furnace Record Pressing has announced it will be opening a new plant in Fairfax, Virginia, capable of producing around 9 million records per year.
As the Vinyl Factory reports: The 50,000 square foot space will have sixteen machines capable of producing 9 million records a year, including refurbished Toolex Alpha automatic record presses, Viryl WarmTone automatic 12” record presses, and Furnace-designed semi-automatic 12” record presses.
“It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Furnace, as the company’s packing manager Mark Reiter describes, “the experience of tracking down and bringing these record presses home has been amazing. We had some tense moments. Hiding from (rumours of) kidnappers was one.”
The ethically conscious company will also work on reducing the carbon footprint of vinyl production, and has promised to donate 5% of its yearly profits to charity.
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