Earlier today, Jack White’s Third Man announced that it will open a record pressing plant in its Detroit store. The plant will begin manufacturing records on February 25 and will feature “eight of the first newly built presses built in 35 years,” according to a press release. Third Man also said the factory would be able to produce 5,000 records every eight-hour shift.
To promote the opening, Third Man will sell the first records produced there, which will include limited-edition copies the White Stripes’ self-titled debut album and De Stijl, the Johnson Family Singers’ Don’t Let the Devil Ride, and a split 12″ LP called Black Hole from Destroy All Monsters and Xanadu. [Pitchfork]