One Of Two Remaining Sony CD Plants Is Closing
January 19, 2011 at 6:31 AM (PT)
CNET.COM takes an interesting look at a SONY CD factory in PITMAN, NJ, which is set to close soon -- a victim of the digital music revolution.
Writes CNET, "In this corner of the music universe, you won't find many limousines, groupies, or people lighting guitars on fire. While the public often associates the music business with jet-setting rock stars and lavish living, this place is marked by minivans, PHILLIES and EAGLES fans, and, very soon, people without work."
"PITMAN, which has 9,365 residents and is about 17 miles southeast of PHILADELPHIA, is home to one of SONY's two remaining U.S.-based CD-manufacturing plants -- until MARCH 31st," the article continues. "After that, the company will shutter the facility and 300 workers will be out of jobs. A SONY spokeswoman recently cited an ailing U.S. economy and sagging interest in physical media as the reasons for the closure. A longtime employee sized up the situation more succinctly for CNET last week, saying 'The CD is dying.'"
Read the full article here.