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I did some googling and apparently Nimbus also had a factory in VA, US. … stcount=17

First, here is the history of Welsh company (later to expand to Charlottesville, Virginia) Nimbus from the site referenced by Mike Ga:

\"Classical record label Nimbus Records moved to the Wyastone Leys Estate and started LP production for their own recordings in 1977. They quickly gained a reputation for making high quality vinyl pressings, and started to offer a custom pressing service soon afterwards. When the CD format was launched, Nimbus built the first CD factory in the UK, again on the Wyastone Leys Estate, and during the next years this business expanded rapidly until Nimbus Manufacturing had additional CD plants in Cwmbran and in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. During this time Nimbus also won the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement.\"[/quote:xblknkwz]

the website now has a different \"\":

Nimbus Disc & Print Services offers CD and DVD disc duplication and short run digital printing.

It was established in response to the rising number of slow-selling titles on our own classical and jazz labels that had to be deleted due to high stockholding costs.

Headquartered on the English Welsh border just three miles from Monmouth and seven miles to Ross-on-Wye, Nimbus has always combined interests in music and manufacturing. In 1977 we established a high quality LP pressing facility; in 1983 we launched the UK’s first CD plant and in the mid 1990s we became technology partners with Toshiba and Time Warner for DVD as well as Eastman Kodak for CD-R. Combining our technical experience with our market knowledge we created a short run production facility which manufactures high quality, low cost CDs and DVDs and a wide range of print and packaging materials.

In 2002 we made our short run production facilities available to 3rd party customers and are now one of the largest short run facilities in the world. We are the exclusive manufacturer and distributor for a range of partner labels incldukng Hallé, Saydisc, Lyrita, Retrospective, and provide custom pressing services to more than 300 record labels, software companies and artists.

The industry magazine Digital2Disc recently published an Industry Spotlight on Nimbus about Short run production.

For more information on our musical and technical history please request a free copy of our book Technology Serving the Arts.[/quote:xblknkwz]