Founded in 1996, Furnace Record Pressing is known for making extremely high-quality vinyl records at our 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art record pressing facility in Alexandria, Virginia.
We’ve been doing this for over 25 years and we’re pretty good at it but are always excited to see how we can improve the process and experience of pressing vinyl records. We care about the industry, and we care about doing it right. Amongst our diverse staff, we’ve been involved in just about every part of the music industry from playing in bands, to recording music, distribution, retail and, of course, buying records.
Furnace Record Pressing is what you’ve been looking for: a legit pressing plant that is customer-centric. Hi. We pick up the phones, we know what we’re doing and we care a lot. Everything we’ve built (state-of-the-art facility, obsessive knowledge of the industry, smart and fun team) supports our customer-centric core value.
CAPACITY & TURN TIMES
Furnace sits in the sweet spot of being not too big and not too small. We have 14 presses producing well over 25,000 records a day. This allows us the flexibility to focus on special, boutique pressings as well as large runs. With newly developed scheduling processes and software, we are able to pinpoint when a job is going to ship well in advance, allowing you to plan a release with confidence.
Who has time for chasing down parts from several vendors for each project? Let Furnace handle all of the headaches. We offer a robust line of mastering, print, packaging and mailing services all under one roof. Jackets, Boxsets, Inserts, Download Cards and Hosting, Slipmats, disposable underwear (don’t ask;) – we do it all.
DIRECT TO THE SOURCE
At Furnace, pressing vinyl isn’t about chasing a trend. Our owner has been pressing records since the 80’s and is obsessed with machines, processes and controls. This isn’t a hobby or a side project. This is vinyl manufacturing done right. We own and operate the machines so the buck stops with us.
Furnace’s quick turns, responsive team and one-stop-shopping means you’ll spend less time and resources managing your vinyl production and more time on marketing, artist relations and eating / petting dogs / happy hours / hiking / knitting, etc. Time is money and we care about your time and your money.
Outside of work, Connor spends time with his lovely cat Stacii, most recently binging Battlestar Galactica or playing tabletop RPGs such as D&D. He never thought he would be back in Northern Virginia where he grew up, but is happy to have found is niche working at Furnace.
There’s one member of the team who has worked here longer than Eric. It’s Furny, the welding dude who you may recognize because he is also featured in our logo. He was created in 2001 but born many years before that. He was pressing records before you were even born.
His physical form was conceptualized by Shepard Fairey, who you know from designs like André the Giant Has A Posse (OBEY) sticker collection and the Barack Obama “HOPE” poster for the 2008 US Presidential election. Fairey’s non-Furnace works can been seen in similarly 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.
In addition to repping Furnace on all the official forms and publications, Furny has also appeared in costume as Johnny Cash, Santa Claus, all four original members of KISS and most recently a 3-D bobblehead. He gets around.