December 23, 2016
North America’s largest vinyl manufacturer is relocating.
United Record Pressing, one of the most prolific vinyl manufacturers in the world producing 30,000 units a day, is set to close the historic Nashville factory where it has been operating since 1962.
As reported by Nashville Scene, the plant shared the news via a video walk-through of the iconic site on Instagram. Wrapping up operations at the Chestnut Street site, United Record Pressing plans to move its entire operation to a new 142,000-square-foot space on Allied Drive in South Nashville, which was purchased by the company two years ago.
“It’s a bitter-sweet thing to leave this place,” the Instagram post reads, “but we’re excited for the expansion where we can continue to make vinyl records like we have been since 1949.” [via Nashville Scene]
Spending the last workday at the historic United Record Pressing roaming the rooms of Motown Suite before moving to the new facility. This walk-thru comes from the eyes of one of our longest-standing QC's, who spent every day over the last several years listening to test pressings in a room within the suite right above the plant. It's a bitter-sweet thing to leave this place, but we're excited for the expansion where we can continue to make vinyl records like we have been since 1949. #memories #urp #upr2 #motown #motownsuite #vinylmanufacturing #nashville #expansion