Adam Savage Takes Us Inside Jack White’s Third Man Records, the First New Record-Pressing Plant in the US in 30 Years

Jack White, best known as the frontman of The White Stripes, launched Third Man Records in 2001, which has since positioned itself as "an innovator in the world of vinyl records and a boundary pusher in the world of recorded music, aiming to bring tangibility and spontaneity back into the record business."

After establishing a physical location in Nashville in 2009, Third Man Records opened a second site in Detroit, and now a new vinyl pressing plant in the Motor City, providing a home to eight German-made record pressing machines. Jack White told CBS, "One day, I want this place to be like what I had heard about Henry Ford wanted for Ford Motor company. Which was you pour in raw materials on this side and out the other side of the factory pop out cars."

Above you can get a half hour tour of the new record plant from Mythbuster's Adam Savage. Enjoy.

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  • chris kk says:

    I love Open Culture and am willing to put up with ads. But a 5+ minute MasterCraft episode?? — and I love to cook.

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    Hi there,

    Up front, I should say that we don’t get any $$$ from whatever ads Youtube runs before the video.

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