The 50,000 square foot facility, set to open in January 2018, can manufacture nine million records a year.
The new site, which measures 50,000 square feet, opens in January 2018 and will manufacture nine million records a year. The plant uses ten automatic, refurbished Toolex Alpha presses, two new Viryl Technologies WarmTone machines and four semi-automatic presses designed by Furnance themselves. The company plans to give 5% of its profits to charity and will kit out its facility with environmentally friendly lighting, ventilation and water chilling for the presses. Furnace has previously worked with European manufacturers Pallas and Record Industry to make its vinyl and has been in the business since 1996.
The news arrives a few days after another new plant, Bump Town Records, was confirmed in Oakland, California. Watch a video detailing the construction of the Virginia facility.