Jack White‘s Third Man Records is expanding its operations into White’s hometown of Detroit. The Nashville-based label has announced plans to open a vinyl record pressing plant in the Motor City, saying, “Third Man is thrilled to announce that we will be opening a vinyl record pressing plant, and in it we will run brand new record presses. There’s a bottlenecking in the record pressing industry right now — so much glorious demand, so few presses. We want to help ease the flow, and we want to bring more real-life manufacturing jobs back to Detroit.”
The plant — which will be the first vinyl record pressing plant in Detroit since Archer Record Pressing back in 1965 — is slated to open around the middle of next year.
The announcement of the plant comes just in time for the grand opening of Third Man’s new retail record store in Detroit this Friday (November 27th). The opening day will feature performances from local acts.
In addition to the complete Third Man catalog, the store will offer special repressings of vintage titles from the Tamla label, Motown’s early imprint.
White himself began an indefinite hiatus from live performances earlier this year, although his band The Dead Weather released its third album in September, titled Dodge And Burn.