United Record Pressing Acquires California-Based Vinyl Manufacturer

nited record pressing111Nashville-based United Record Pressing, LLC has acquired Bill Smith Custom Records, Inc. in El Segundo, California. As a part of the transaction, the assets of Bill Smith Custom Records will be relocated to United’s operations in Nashville.

Bill Smith Custom Records, founded in 1980 by father and son team of Bill and Kevin Smith, has been a leading regional manufacturer of vinyl records for independent record labels and artists on the West Coast.

“I have been privileged to work with many talented artists and wonderful people for almost four decades” said Kevin Smith, president of Bill Smith Custom Records. “I have reached a transition point in my career, and I am pleased to know that our assets and customers will be in the hands of such a passionate and dedicated organization as is United Record Pressing. Their commitment to quality and service resonates with what we have always strived to deliver.”

By integrating Bill Smith Custom Records’ presses into its 24-hour-per-day operation at United’s new modern facility in Nashville, United Record Pressing expects to significantly increase production.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill Smith Custom Records into the United Record Pressing family,” said Mark Michaels, Chairman/CEO of United Record Pressing. “Kevin and his team have done a terrific job serving their customers and caring for their equipment. We look forward to building upon that foundation.”

United Record Pressing expects to have the newly acquired presses running in Nashville by mid-July.


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