Furnace MFG Celebrates Another Successful Record Store Day

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All Vinyl is Pressed, Packed and Shipped Ahead of Schedule

Furnace MFG (http://www.furnacemfg.com/vinyl), the official vinyl pressing plant of Record Store Day (RSD), happily reports that all records for this year’s event were pressed, packed and shipped ahead of schedule.
“We KILLED that deadline!” said Eric Astor, President/CEO of Furnace MFG. “But, seriously, we are super excited about this year’s offerings and were honored to have worked with all of our great clients and their amazing projects. Judging from the year we’ve had so far, this Record Store Day looks to be the biggest one yet.”

Some of the highlights of this year’s pressing include:

The Black Keys “El Camino” - Deluxe 2 x 45rpm LP
Disturbed “The Collection” - 5 x LP Box Set
Mike Watt / Chuck Dukowski - Split 7”
Metallica “Beyond Magnetic” - 12”
Fleetwood Mac S/T – 33rpm and 2 x 45rpm LP Reissues
Tegan and Sara “Get Along” - Live LP
Phish “Junta” - 3 x LP Deluxe Reissue
Gary Clark Jr. “Presents HWU” - LP
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “We Almost Lost Detroit” - 12”
Various Artists “Three Lobed Records: Eight Trails, One Path” - LP

“Not all vinyl is equal, in fact there is a huge difference between good and not so good quality vinyl pressings,” said Astor. “And our claim to fame is that we manufacture the finest quality vinyl records on the market – quickly, and at a fair price to the artist”

This is the second straight year Furnace MFG has been asked to be the official pressing plant of Record Store Day, an event which celebrates the unique music culture found in over 1400 independently owned record stores in the USA and around the world. This year’s event is Saturday, April 21st.

“We selected Furnace MFG as our official manufacturing partner again this year because of their reputation for high quality manufacturing and fast turnaround times,” said Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day. “Store owners value high-quality product that is released on time because this promotes strong sales and minimizes costly returns. Furnace is a favorite amongst participating Record Store Day labels because they always deliver on both fronts.”

About Furnace MFG:
Furnace MFG (http://www.furnacemfg.com/vinyl), in business since 1996, is a recognized leader in vinyl record manufacturing as well as CD and DVD duplication and and packaging. Furnace MFG has over 40 active vinyl record presses offering the most capacity of audiophile quality vinyl in the world. Furnace MFG is also the co-owner of Pallas USA, a partnership with the Pallas Group of Germany, widely known as the world’s finest vinyl pressing facility.

About Record Store Day:
Music Monitor Network manages Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com) in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Music Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS). Record Store Day celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the event takes place this year on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

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