North of England gets first vinyl pressing plant
A new company called ‘Press on Vinyl’ are creating a vinyl pressing plant in Middlesbrough, and we had no idea the north of England didn’t have one of these as PoV are saying it’s the north’s first ever vinyl factory. They hope to employ thirty people.
Press on Vinyl want to give priority to indie labels, and aim to press 100,000 records every month. Why Middlsbrough? Here’s a director explaining: “As three local guys we’re really excited to set up this unique business at TeesAMP… We’re combining our skills from our day jobs in engineering and business management with our extensive knowledge of the music industry to bring the first ever record pressing plant not only to the North, but specifically to Middlesbrough, and we’re really proud of that.”
“Being based at the park will hopefully bring some awareness to the fact that the vinyl pressing industry is centred on a carefully constructed engineering process… We hope our business can also help our fantastic local music scene. Not many towns or cities across the world have access to their own local vinyl pressing plant, so it’s a real win for the area.”
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