Pressing vinyl in America just got a little easier.
Virginia-based Furnace Manufacturing have been packaging records for nearly 20 years, but now they are ready to expand to pressing vinyl after acquiring 10 pressing machines. It will surely be a great boost to the already stretched vinyl industry and the story of how the company tracked them down is surprising.
As explained to Analog Planet, the company had spent nearly a decade trying to track down quality presses. They eventually found them — 10 Toolex-Alpha presses — in Mexico City where they encountered “machetes, protesters and a “genuine kidnapping scare” just to get them safely home. The presses will be in action once Furnace finds the location for the new plant. Below you can take a look at them. [via The Vinyl Factory]