Sign of the digital times: Sony shutting plant that used to make 18M CDs a month

Sony this week said it was shuttering one of its largest CD manufacturing plants – citing the impact of digital downloads and other economic issues.

The plant, which is in Pitman, NJ and has been in operation for some 50 years, first producing vinyl records, will close on March 31 and about 300 people will lose their jobs.  The 500,000-square-foot warehouse began producing vinyl LPs in 1960 and moved to CD manufacturing in 1988. At its capacity, the plant was making 18 million CDs per month, according to its website.

Sony shutting plant that used to make 18M CDs a month (Info World)

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