Folks who follow my blog know I am into vinyl… I’ve been collecting 12″ LPs since The Beatles first performed in the USA. Today’s anniversary seems like a long time ago.
Sadly, a Banning, CA facility housing Apollo/Transco Lacquer Manufacturing burned down last week and is apparently a total loss. Fortunately, nobody was injured. However, this facility’s production of vinyl pellets is critical to record plants in the USA, and it’s sudden disappearance will greatly impact LP production in the future unless another source is found.
The recent resurgence in audiophile records is in good part due to the influence of my good friends Michael Fremer and Chad Kassem. Thanks guys, for your enduring passion in seeking out the best music reproduction possible.
See Fremer’s website for more news on the fire’s impact: