The rumor has swirled around town for months, and now it appears that it's true: Kindercore Records plans to open a vinyl-record pressing facility in Athens later this year.
Kindercore co-founder Ryan Lewis teased the news with a series of Facebook posts over the past few days, and today the label posted the graphic seen above with the caption, "Music manufacturing coming to Athens, GA mid-2017."
If the Athens plant becomes a reality, it will join an exclusive club—there are only a few dozen currently-operating pressing plants in the whole world, with about 20 of those in the U.S.—and no doubt enjoy high demand. The resurgence of interest in vinyl over the past decade, paired with a lack of available pressing equipment, has led to massive backlogs at many record-manufacturing facilities.
For now, details on the operation—including its location, opening date, expected pressing capacity and number of employees—are scant, though Lewis tells Flagpole they will unveil more information soon.
Check back for more in the coming weeks.