Record Pressing Machines LLC is a company that was formed
by Greg Young and Donny Eastland in the Summer of 2015.
Greg Young is the owner of Harpeth Machine, started in 1976 by his father.
They were one of the original part manufactures for SMT. In 2003, Greg
was contacted by United Record Pressing to build new automation for six
former dual 7inch presses. Until 2008 Harpeth Machine supported URP
with parts and consumables for the pressing and plating departments. Greg
then moved in as a full time employee by URP to manage daily
maintenance and make parts for SMT, Lened and Manual presses. His
efforts at United Record Pressing created the 2 color 12" Lened press, the
Griffin Iphone Cover, custom diameter records and many other specialties
that URP offers. In the summer of 2015, Greg left URP to form RPM, LLC
with Donny Eastland.
Donny Eastland started his Record Pressing career in 1975 working for,
Southern Machine and Tool. They made the so called SMT machine and
sold over 400 of them worldwide. Donny was the assistant plant manager
and Installation Engineer at SMT. He installed the machines that are still
running at Record Technology in California. He installed over 250 record
pressing machines in the US, Canada, England, and Brazil. Donny was the
Plant Manager for Volunteer Record Pressing for 3 years in the early
1980's. After many years working as an Industrial Engineer for Aladdin
Industries the record pressing industry has recalled him. In July of 2014 he
started working with Memphis Record Pressing to specify and design the
plant facilities and to rebuild SMT presses and Hamilton presses. The first
MRP records were made in December 2014. The plant is on target to
produce over 2,000,000 records in 2016. Other clients are Gotta Groove
Records, and Brooklyn Vinyl Works.
As Record Pressing Machines LLC, we support new and
existing vinyl record pressing companies with replacement
parts, technical assistance, equipment rebuilding and new
equipment. We have the knowledge and expertise to help you
make high quality records in the most efficient manner.
If you have old SMT, Lened, or Hamilton presses, we make
them work for you. Repair parts quickly provided at a
reasonable cost. Trouble shooting any problem you have.
Want to add presses to your existing facility? No problem.
New automated presses in under 6 months. Want to build a
new plant? We will design the facility and consult with you
from beginning to pressing records. Even packaging. On site
consulting and training available.