Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce United Record Pressing to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Davidson County
· North America’s largest vinyl record manufacturer investing nearly $11 million in expansion
· Project represents the creation of more than 200 new jobs in Davidson County
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and United Record Pressing officials announced today the company will expand manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
United Record Pressing is investing $10.8 million and creating 209 new jobs in Davidson County.
Once complete, the additional manufacturing capacity and improvements to the facility’s infrastructure will allow the company to better serve its growing customer demand. With the creation of 209 new jobs, United Record Pressing will more than double its total employment in Tennessee.
Founded in 1949 in Nashville, United Record Pressing is the oldest and largest vinyl record pressing plant in North America. The company is known for its storied history, which includes having pressed the first Beatles single in America, as well as many of the classic Motown hits during the 1960s and ‘70s. Today, United Record Pressing manufactures approximately 50,000 records per day for artists of all scale and genres of music.
Since 2019, TNECD has supported more than 35 economic development projects in Davidson County, resulting in approximately 16,000 job commitments and nearly $2 billion in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s skilled workforce and strong business climate continue to ensure success and investment among companies like United Record Pressing. I thank this Tennessee brand for its commitment to create more than 200 jobs for Tennesseans across Davidson County.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Tennessee is known by the brands that call our state home, and we are grateful that United Record Pressing has chosen to further invest and create jobs in the Volunteer State. When companies choose to grow in Tennessee, it’s a huge vote of confidence to our workforce and central location, and we couldn’t be more pleased to see United Record Pressing expand in Nashville.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter
“United Record Pressing is and always has been a Tennessee-based company with over 74 years of rich history here. We are excited to be making this investment in our expansion in Middle Tennessee and are very appreciative of the important support we have received.” – Mark Michaels, CEO and chairman, United Record Pressing
“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate United Record Pressing on its decision to expand operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Davidson County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s continued commitment to growth in the Valley. We are proud to partner with the Nashville Area Chamber and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to support companies like United Record Pressing and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development
“Nashville’s called Music City for a reason, and we’re thrilled to see Nashville entrepreneurs leading the way in the resurgence of vinyl records. The expansion of United Record Pressing is a win for the city, and we hope to see it pave the way for more artists to have an opportunity to genuinely make hit records.” – Sen. Jeff Yarbro (D-Nashville)
“I’m very excited about the expansion of United Record Pressing. It makes me smile that the company is adding more than 200 jobs here in Music City due to the popularity of vinyl records. For almost 75 years, United Record Pressing has been a part of this community and its music heritage, and I’m happy to see that expansion.” – Rep. Jason Powell (D-Nashville)
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