Local vintage company to open record pressing plant in Louisville
If you thought vinyl was a thing of the past, we’re told the rebirth of records is real.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- If you thought vinyl was a thing of the past, think again. The rebirth of records is real.
Vinyl is back and back with a vengeance.
Bo Lemastus, the CEO of Crosley, is the man behind some of the most popular record players in the world. But his new venture could take the industry by storm.
“Crosley Record Pressings will be based here in Louisville,” said Lemastus of a new factory where thousands of records will be pressed and manufactured.
There are only about 15 pressing plants in the country.
"They're all just so busy. Many of them can't even take more work," he explained.
The demand is there, but the equipment is scarce.
We'd hooked up with a group over in England and it was a pressing plant that was just sitting there and we were able to work out a deal and buy all those assets and we’re currently bringing them to Louisville," Lemastus said.
The owner of Guest Room Records says more printing plants mean more records, which in turn means more business.
“The availability to do something on the street sounds awesome to me. If nothing else, it will mean more product we will be able to sell,” said Travis Searle.
The plant's location is to be determined and the opening date isn't until October.
But Lemastus has something else up his sleeve to hold the record lovers over while they wait.
“We've built a model called the cruiser,” he explained. "It will be at the various events where you can come in, sit down, you can experience vinyl, you can play any of our different record players.”
“There's still a strong market and it's growing daily.”
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