The vinyl community was dealt a huge blow yesterday with the the total loss of Apollo Masters. All of their lacquer making equipment was destroyed in the massive fire. Luckily, nobody was hurt. Apollo / Transco was one of two lacquer suppliers in the world and the only in the USA so this will present a huge challenge to everyone who makes, sells and buys vinyl. Furnace has been using MDC lacquers from Japan exclusively since our inception and our supply will not be greatly affected by this loss. Vinyl record pressing is a problem solving industry. If there is any community that can come together to solve this issue, it’s this community of smart, passionate and creative people. While this is a devastating setback, we will come out of this better and stronger than ever.