Furnace MFG - About Us
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Founded in 1996 by music industry veterans, Furnace MFG offers the finest in media replication, duplication and packaging services and never at the cost of price. If you’ve landed on this page, you’re looking to learn more about us before you entrust your business to us – we’re happy to oblige.
Our clients span the widest range of industries: music, entertainment, corporate, non-profit and government markets. While diverse in business, they all share one thing in common: needing a company they trust to deliver their media-related product with exceptional quality and unparalleled customer service. That’s where we’re happy to say Furnace MFG fits in.
Over the years, our service suite has evolved from being a CD and DVD duplication house to a full-service creative partner. In addition to our duplication and replication services for CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, flash drives and vinyl record manufacturing, we have a talented team that also offers creative design services, CD mastering and DVD authoring, too.
Why Furnace MFG for Your Media Duplication & Packaging Needs?
We understand that first impressions are everything and you never get a second chance to let your customers, audience or fans know why they should pay attention to you. As leaders in the media duplication realm, we create products that make you look good. It’s that simple.
Whether you need 50 copies or 50,000 copies, have your own artwork or need to leverage our full-service design services; Furnace MFG has the experience and capability to ensure your success. Since the majority of our business comes through word-of-mouth, we truly have to keep earning those referrals. How do we do it?
Who’s Talking About Furnace MFG? Not Just Us…
Now, it’s easy for us to brag about who we are and what we do. Everyone at Furnace MFG is here because we love what we do – but don’t simply take our word for it. In February of 2010, Furnace MFG was named the “Virginia Small Business Success Story of 2009” by Virginia Business magazine (we even got a cover photo and in-depth profile). We’ve also been featured in The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal. And naturally, we’ve saved the best for last – we’ve proudly been named to the Inc. 5000 list for 2010 – an award reserved for the fastest-growing companies in the country.
Explore Our Services
If you’re ready to work with a company that’s as invested in your brand as you are, we invite you to explore our CD & DVD replication products, short run CD and DVDs duplication products and of course, the best vinyl record pressing on the market.Back to Top
Meet the Furnace MFG Team
Eric Astor – President and CEO
As a music industry veteran with decades of experience running record labels, distribution companies and as a touring musician, Eric realized over the years that it was difficult for independent artists to find a company that could duplicate CDs and press vinyl at a fair price with good service. And not only good service – consistent quality that meant clients never had to wonder if their order would meet expectations and make THEM look good. Eric founded Furnace MFG with these goals in mind and has since built the company into a national leader in media duplication and acts as our beacon, paving new roads in sales and product development.
Ali Miller – Production Manager
As a seasoned professional in all that is duplication and replication, Ali manages every detail of our manufacturing processes and the staff that gets your order from our facility to your door. With five years in the business under her belt, she’s Furnace’s go-to gal for everything from job scheduling to customer service. Her dedication to your order is what keeps our customers coming back and we’re delighted she’s dedicated to us in return.Back to Top
The History of the Furnace Logo
What a long, strange journey it's been...
You're talking about our logo right? My it's handsome. Why not take a moment to admire it and reflect upon the road it took to get here? The first Furnace logo was created in 1996 and it certainly doesn't look a whit like its modern-day counterpart. As Furnace has evolved over the last two decades, so has the logo. From an austere, monochrome tribute to the digital age to a retro-modern tribute to the resurgence of vinyl, the Furnace logo has always depicted the company climate of Furnace.
And what's with that welding dude?
Oh you mean Furny? I'm glad you asked. Furny was conceived in 2001 and has held a place of honor in our logo ever since. Furny was notably conceptualized by design wunderkind Shepard Fairey, who has gained notoriety in the public sphere for such designs as the André the Giant Has A Posse (OBEY) sticker collection and the Barack Obama “HOPE” poster for the 2008 US Presidential election. Aside from the Furnace logo, Fairey's works can been seen in other illustrious locales such the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
Furny himself has appeared in other places besides the logo. Since his public debut 10 years ago, he has appeared in marketing campaigns, on posters and flyers, in newspapers and magazines, and on glassware. Aside from his classic style of “Furny casual,” he has also appeared in costume as Johnny Cash, Santa Claus, and all four original members of KISS. He has traveled the globe, driven a Smart car, and been the object of paparazzi scandal.
Furny's appearances on the Furnace logo have varied widely as well. In 2005, he appeared in a new logo to promote Furnace's first online duplication shop. His most recent iteration appeared in 2010 to celebrate our sponsorship of Record Store Day. Perhaps his next logo will celebrate the first welding-themed company mascot to land on the moon. As Furnace continues to evolve and continue its pursuit of high-quality media manufacturing with premium customer service, only time will tell.
So many people have raved about our logo and have asked if they can buy a t-shirt or some other merchandise just to get their hands on our logo! Stay tuned, we’re working on adding some products for sale to our website. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll send an announcement when we’ve got some things up for sale!
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