Take a tour of Third Man Records and check out its state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in the heart of Detroit’s historic Cass Corridor neighborhood. Jack White, the lead musician of the band, The White Stripes, is the owner of the Third Man Records enterprise which began in 2001 and now has two locations in Detroit and Nashville.
“During the last two years, Third Man has been spent investing creative energy and passion into crafting a meticulously designed boutique vinyl record production facility with a unique customer experience, providing visual evidence to visitors of vinyl’s beauty and importance. Third Man Pressing is an investment in Third Man Records’ hometown, a neighborhood within a city both rich with musical history, creating a space that is as inspiring as it is prolific. As the first label to operate a fleet of brand new, environmentally efficient pressing machinery within a purpose-built manufacturing infrastructure, Third Man Pressing minimizes water waste by using recycled water from the record curing process in the air conditioning system, thus creating the only fully climate-controlled pressing plant work environment in the world. Each pressing station is outfitted with a digital touch screen control for temperature, hydraulic compression, and extruder speed, equaling increased control for the highly trained staff as well as a superior product. The plant was engineered to not only be environmentally sustainable, but also community sensitive with its innovative noise reduction construction techniques.”
Third Man records tops the list of must-see locations while visiting Detroit
Source: Third Man Records, February, 2017.