THIRD MAN PRESSING TOUR
October 2nd 2pm-6pm
Included with your conference fee is a tour of Third Man Records of its state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in the heart of Detroit’s historic Cass Corridor neighborhood.
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 touchscreen 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.