Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Nashville Record Pressing, LLC to Establish Operations in Davidson County
• U.S. entity to the world’s largest vinyl record manufacturer to locate headquarters, manufacturing and other operations in Nashville
• Project represents the creation of more than 200 jobs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Nashville Record Pressing, LLC officials announced today the company will establish operations in Nashville, which will include its headquarters, manufacturing, distribution and back-office functions.
Nashville Record Pressing will invest $13.3 million and create 255 new jobs over the next five years at the company’s facility located at 520 Brick Church Park Drive.
Nashville Record Pressing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Czech Republic-based GZ Media. In addition to its U.S. headquarters, the Nashville facility will house the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations, which will be equipped with brand new, best-in-class equipment and infrastructure, positioning Nashville Record Pressing to be highly competitive and resilient, while also supporting the Nashville music community.
GZ Media employs nearly 2,000 people in the Czech Republic and 500 in North America and is the largest global manufacturer of vinyl records.
In the last five years, TNECD has supported 170 economic development projects in the Northern Middle region, resulting in more than 45,000 job commitments and approximately $8 billion in capital investment.
“Our strong business climate, skilled workforce and quality of life ensure global companies can excel in Tennessee. I thank Nashville Record Pressing for investing in Davidson County and creating more opportunities for Tennesseans.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Our state’s central location and sound infrastructure system provide Tennessee businesses with unparalleled access to their markets around the world. We believe Davidson County will prove to be the ideal match for Nashville Record Pressing’s headquarters, manufacturing and distribution operations and look forward to seeing this company’s global success.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“We’re launching Nashville Record Pressing as a direct answer to customer requests to make more vinyl and locate that new production in Nashville. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from Tennessee and the warm welcome we’ve received from Music City. We’re committed to becoming a source of pride for the community. We’re here to be Nashville’s favorite vinyl pressing plant.” – Drake Coker, CEO, Nashville Record Pressing, LLC
“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate Nashville Record Pressing on its decision to establish operations in Davidson County. Helping to attract and retain jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and look forward to Nashville Record Pressing’s future business success in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“There isn’t a better place on earth to make records than Music City, U.S.A. The Nashville Record Pressing company and their team will be an excellent addition to our state’s diverse and growing music industry.” – Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville)
“I’m excited to welcome Nashville Record Pressing to north Nashville. The company’s investment and the promise of more than 250 new jobs is a testament to how the area continues to grow and thrive. We look forward to them becoming a vital and productive partner in the community.” – Rep. Vincent Dixie (D-Nashville)
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