One of only two lacquer companies in the world. The Apollo/Transco lacquer production facility has burned down, reports Analog Planet.
Housed in a warehouse in Banning, California, Apollo/Transco produced lacquer discs integral to the mastering process. It is one of only two companies in the world supplying the global vinyl industry. The other company, MDC, is based in Japan.
A statement has since been published on the Apollo Masters website:
“To all of wonderful customers. It is with great sadness we report the Apollo Masters manufacturing and storage facility had a devastating fire and suffered catastrophic damage. The best news is all of our employees are safe. We are uncertain of our future at this point and are evaluating options as we try to work through this difficult time. Thank you for all of the support over the years and the notes of encouragement and support we have received from you all.”