The Czech Republic? Really?
When you think about it, it kinda makes sense. Gramofonove Zavody (Gramophone Record) Lodenice was founded in 1951 when Czechoslovakia was under the thumb of the USSR. Its job back then was to manufacture records for countries throughout the Eastern Bloc. Even when CDs became the thing in the 80s and 90s, the factory kept cranking out vinyl and, most importantly, maintaining their equipment.
Now Gramofonove Zavody Lodenice–now called GZ Media–is uniquely equipped to handle the upsurge in demand for vinyl worldwide. In fact, the factory is expanding because they expect to produce more than that 10 million vinyl pieces that rolled off their presses last year.
Mashable has the whole story here.