MPO

MPO

Profilo:
French pressing plant, manufacturing and distribution company which stemmed from their original pressing plant in Averton (Mayenne), France, established by Pierre Tyrel de Poix in 1957. The 'MPO' acronym remains from the original company; 'Moulages et Plastiques de l'Ouest'. Through expansion, MPO has permanent offices throughout the world, with a strong presence in Europe. The group's operations are structured around its three production sites and logistics centres; MPO Iberica and MPO France (Averton and Villaines La Juhel) and MPO Asia (Bangkok, Thailand) and numerous sales offices in Europe and Asia as well as a partner in the US.

MPO is an acronym for "Moulages Plastiques de l'Ouest" (in English: Western Plastics Castings).

MPO pressed its first commercial CD on 4th of December, 1984.

Vinyl discs pressed by MPO usually have the hand etched "MPO" inscription in the runouts.
Recent presses could also show a stamped logo followed by a string of digits ## ##### (see this image), where the first two digits stands for the pressing year.
Another identifier can be that MPO pressings have three concentric rings around the spindle hole (see this image).
MPO can be credited as M.P.O. on releases.

On cassettes: "Duplication MPO", most often printed on labels.

MPO CDs made at Averton are assigned the following SID codes:
Mastering code: L031, L032, L033, L035, L036, L039, LY88 (often misread as LV88)
Mould code : 12##

MPO isn't always explicitly mentioned in the CD matrix, but can sometimes be identified by a string of tiny text with the following format:
CA [label cat#] [one or more @] IFPI [mastering SID code] M/D/YYYY HH:MM:SS [AM/PM] NNNNNNNNNN
(This isn't usually allowed, but there was forum discussion for doing this for MPO in particular.) If you aren't sure, please ask in the forums.)
Sottoetichette
Informazioni di contatto:
Email: info@mpo.fr / mpodirect@mpo.fr
Siti:
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Etichetta

N. cat  Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat  Paese Anno
LateNightTales Copertina album Röyksopp LateNightTales(2xLP, Comp, RM, 180 + CD, Comp, Mixed + Ltd) LateNightTales, LateNightTales UK 2013 Vendi questa versione
Ξ Copertina album Veil Of Light Ξ(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Beläten Sweden 2014 Vendi questa versione
/// N/A (4) + N/A (5) Copertina album Unknown Artist N/A (4) + N/A (5)(10", Ltd) Not On Label /// US 2017 Vendi questa versione
- Sinfonia N. 5 In Si Bem Magg. / Romeo E Giulietta Suites / Concerto Per Violino In Re. Magg. Copertina album Sergei Prokofiev, Sergiu Celibidache Sergei Prokofiev, Sergiu Celibidache - Sinfonia N. 5 In Si Bem Magg. / Romeo E Giulietta Suites / Concerto Per Violino In Re. Magg.(CD) CGD Compagnia Generale Del Disco S.p.a., Hunt Productions - Italy 1989 Vendi questa versione
Solipsystemology Copertina album t Solipsystemology(CD, Album) Giant Electric Pea UK 2019 Vendi questa versione
X Sessions Copertina album Expression Direkt X Sessions(CD, Album) Independance Music France 2004 Vendi questa versione
En L'An 2000 Copertina album Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J - En L'An 2000(CD, Single) Moucate Productions France 1999 Vendi questa versione
Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni) Copertina album Nass El Ghiwane Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)(10", Maxi, Promo) Sogeav France 1981 Vendi questa versione
Jazzocratie Copertina album Monsieur Lacenaire Jazzocratie(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Monsieur Lacenaire France 2016 Vendi questa versione
0000 Rien Copertina album Odezenne Rien(12", EP, RE) Tôt Ou Tard, Universeul 0000 France 2015 Vendi questa versione
0H5 Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma Copertina album The Melody Four Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma(7", Single) Chabada 0H5 France 1984 Vendi questa versione
0H6 Love Plays Such Funny Games Copertina album The Melody Four Love Plays Such Funny Games(10", Album) Chabada 0H6 France 1984 Vendi questa versione
0H7 Eleven Songs For Doris Day Copertina album Steve Beresford His Piano & Orchestra Eleven Songs For Doris Day(10", Album) Chabada 0H7 France 1985 Vendi questa versione
0H8 Mainly Mancini Copertina album Tony Coe Mainly Mancini(10", Album) Chabada 0H8 France 1985 Vendi questa versione
0H9 The Inimitable Copertina album Lol Coxhill The Inimitable(10", Album) Chabada 0H9 France 1985 Vendi questa versione
0H11 The Melody Four? Si Señor! Copertina album The Melody Four The Melody Four? Si Señor!(10", Album) Chabada 0H11 France 1985 Vendi questa versione
0H12 Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot Copertina album Kazuko Hohki Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot(10", Album) Chabada 0H12 France 1986 Vendi questa versione
0H13 T.V.? Mais Oui! Copertina album The Melody Four T.V.? Mais Oui!(10", Album) Chabada 0H13 France 1986 Vendi questa versione
0H15 Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !) Copertina album The Melody Four Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !)(7", Single) Chabada, Chabada 0H15 France 1986 Vendi questa versione
0H16 Hello! We Must Be Going Copertina album The Melody Four Hello! We Must Be Going(10", Album) Chabada 0H16 France 1987 Vendi questa versione
0H17 Before My Time Copertina album Lol Coxhill Before My Time(10", Album) Chabada 0H17 France 1987 Vendi questa versione
0H18 Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians Copertina album Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre - Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians(10", Album) Chabada 0H18 France 1987 Vendi questa versione
0H19 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1 Copertina album The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1(10", Album) Chabada 0H19 France 1988 Vendi questa versione
0H21 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2 Copertina album The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2(10", Album) Chabada 0H21 France 1988 Vendi questa versione
01 01 Copertina album Opto Mystics, V.I.C.A.R.I* Opto Mystics, V.I.C.A.R.I* - 01(12", W/Lbl) Bam Bam The 3rd 01 UK 2016 Vendi questa versione
001 River / Ghost Copertina album Gardens Of God River / Ghost(12", EP) Sodai 001 Lithuania 2016 Vendi questa versione
001 Kilburn National 17∙11∙90 Copertina album Snuff (3) Kilburn National 17∙11∙90(LP) Armshoe, Rugger Bugger Discs 001 UK 1991 Vendi questa versione
001 Mars Is Calling Copertina album Fafa Monteco Mars Is Calling(12") Hypnotic Music 001 France 2001 Vendi questa versione
1 A Night At The Opera Copertina album Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, RM, Emb) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 1 Japan 2018 Vendi questa versione
01 Trollybus Circus 01 Copertina album Golem 13 / Teknologique* Golem 13 / Teknologique* - Trollybus Circus 01(12") Trollybus Circus 01 France 2003 Vendi questa versione
0001 Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου Copertina album Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου(2xLP, Album, 180 + CD) Αχός 0001 Greece 2014 Vendi questa versione
0001 Full Of Sorrow Copertina album Frustration Full Of Sorrow(CD, MiniAlbum) Born Bad Records, Born Bad Records 0001 France 2006 Vendi questa versione
001 L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella Copertina album Stravinsky* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg Stravinsky* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg - L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella(3xCD, Album) OPMC Classics 001 Europe 2010 Vendi questa versione
001 Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop Copertina album Billy Davis (9) / "Baby" Earl & The Trini-Dads Billy Davis (9) / "Baby" Earl & The Trini-Dads - Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop(7", Single, Unofficial) Southern Artist Records 001 UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
001 Invitation Au Voyage Copertina album Mireille Terashima Invitation Au Voyage(CD, Album) HiMi 001 France 2007 Vendi questa versione
01 In The Meantime Copertina album Michel Zenino Sextet In The Meantime(CD, Album) IMFP 01 France Unknown Vendi questa versione
0001 Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour Copertina album Marc Jolivet Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour(7", Single, Promo) Not On Label 0001 France Unknown Vendi questa versione
001 Forgotten Days Copertina album Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin - Forgotten Days(CD, Album) Burrenstone Music 001 Ireland 2001 Vendi questa versione
001 Patience And Understanding Copertina album Raza (2) Patience And Understanding(12") Coloured (2) 001 UK 2010 Vendi questa versione
01 Tobin 01 Copertina album Tobin Tobin 01(12") Tobin (2) 01 Germany 1999 Vendi questa versione
00001 Cam (2) Mug / Mellowman(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 00001 Unknown Vendi questa versione
1 In Deepest Rebound Copertina album Critical Mass (5) In Deepest Rebound(12") Divided Kingdom 1 UK 1987 Vendi questa versione
001 Bratha 01 Copertina album Bratha Bratha 01(12", EP) Bratha 001 Italy 2013 Vendi questa versione
001 Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées Copertina album Gangpol Und Mit Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées(CD, Album, Enh) G.U.M. 001 France 2004 Vendi questa versione
01 Fabrik 01 Copertina album Fabrik (5) Fabrik 01(LP) Fabrik 01 France Unknown Vendi questa versione
01 Chants Du Silence Copertina album Paul Arma Chants Du Silence(LP, Album, Promo, gat) Not On Label 01 France Unknown Vendi questa versione
001 Glory / Are You Swimming Copertina album Mademoiselle K Glory / Are You Swimming(12", Ltd) Not On Label (Mademoiselle K Self-released) 001 France 2014 Vendi questa versione
#001 #001 Copertina album Various #001(12") MLTred, MLTred #001 UK 2014 Vendi questa versione
001 Dead End Track Copertina album Dirty Meadow Dead End Track(LP, Album) DMR (6) 001 Norway 2014 Vendi questa versione
001 Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix) Copertina album DJ Haus Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) Shades (6) 001 Belgium 2015 Vendi questa versione
001 Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo Copertina album Jesús Ortega Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo(12") Subcione Records 001 Spain 2003 Vendi questa versione
001 Untitled Copertina album P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* - Untitled(12") Eat This 001 France 2000 Vendi questa versione
001 More Hard Times / Grew Old Copertina album Ted Leo / Publicist UK Ted Leo / Publicist UK - More Hard Times / Grew Old(7", Single, Num) Spindown Record Club 001 US 2016 Vendi questa versione
001 Missa No 1 Copertina album Urmas Sisask Missa No 1(CD, Album) I&M Records 001 Estonia 1993 Vendi questa versione
1 Voix Copertina album Pierre-Alain de Garrigues Voix(CD, Album) MPO 1 France Unknown Vendi questa versione
0001AD Home Town Chicago Copertina album Boo Williams Home Town Chicago(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Anotherday Records 0001AD UK 2011 Vendi questa versione
01BC A Break In The Clouds Copertina album Holden* A Break In The Clouds 01BC UK 2003 Vendi questa versione
1BC Untitled Copertina album Last Session / The Innocent Last Session / The Innocent - Untitled(12", RE, RM) Blue Cucaracha 1BC UK 2014 Vendi questa versione
1C1169 Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges) Copertina album Jean Derbès - Orchestre Philharmonique De Timisoara*, Jean-François Antonioli Jean Derbès - Orchestre Philharmonique De Timisoara*, Jean-François Antonioli - Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges)(CD) Timpani 1C1169 France 2010 Vendi questa versione
1C1179 Flûte, Harpe & Cordes Copertina album Jean Cras - Juliette Hurel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Philippe Graffin, Miguel Da Silva, Henri Demarquette Jean Cras - Juliette Hurel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Philippe Graffin, Miguel Da Silva, Henri Demarquette - Flûte, Harpe & Cordes(CD, Album) Timpani 1C1179 France 2011 Vendi questa versione
1C 064-45 428 Children Of The Universe Copertina album Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture* Children Of The Universe(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI Electrola (2) 1C 064-45 428 2012 Vendi questa versione
01CD Continentales Copertina album Lamour* Continentales(CD, Album, Fol) Silent Productions 01CD France 1994 Vendi questa versione
1-diam. Reassimilation EP Copertina album Optic Nerve Reassimilation EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl) diametric. 1-diam. UK 2009 Vendi questa versione
1dot12 Reverse Copertina album W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* - Reverse(12") 1dot12 1dot12 Germany 2000 Vendi questa versione
1DROP005 Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub Copertina album DJ Madd Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub(12", W/Lbl) 1Drop 1DROP005 UK 2016 Vendi questa versione
1 Eden D For Desire Copertina album All About Eve D For Desire(12", Single) Eden 1 Eden UK 1985 Vendi questa versione
1 In 12 003 Enemies Of The State Copertina album Various Enemies Of The State(LP, Album, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 003 UK 1984 Vendi questa versione
1 In 12 004 Systembeat Copertina album Various Systembeat(LP, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 004 UK 1985 Vendi questa versione
1ØPILLS006 It's Still Me Copertina album DJ Groov It's Still Me(12") 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS006 UK 2017 Vendi questa versione
1ØPILLS010 100 Copertina album Trudge (3) 100(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS010 UK 2019 Vendi questa versione
001ÖX11/1 Rëvëürt Copertina album Öxxö Xööx Rëvëürt(CD, Album) Not On Label (Öxxö Xööx self-released) 001ÖX11/1 France 2011 Vendi questa versione
02 Flow / Wasted Time Copertina album The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart - Flow / Wasted Time(12") Basswerk 02 Germany 1998 Vendi questa versione
002 Protest To Survive Copertina album Powerage (2) Protest To Survive(7", EP) Neg Fx 002 France 1985 Vendi questa versione
002 Antiphon Copertina album Alfa Mist Antiphon(2xLP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl, Gat) Pink Bird Recording Co. 002 UK 2017 Vendi questa versione
002 Amen Copertina album Johannes Heil Amen(12") Fieber Records 002 Germany 1997 Vendi questa versione
002 All Areas Copertina album Deine Quelle All Areas (EP) 002 Germany 1999 Vendi questa versione
02 Hzd Records 02 Copertina album iNOs Hzd, BangBass iNOs Hzd, BangBass - Hzd Records 02(12") Hzd Records 02 Netherlands 2016 Vendi questa versione
02 Fisher Tribe 02 Copertina album FKY / Spud FKY / Spud - Fisher Tribe 02(12") Fisher Tribe 02 France 2007 Vendi questa versione
002 Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird Copertina album Macronympha Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Gre) Premier Sang 002 France 2010 Vendi questa versione
2 You Know Faust Copertina album Faust You Know Faust(LP, Album) Klangbad 2 Germany 1997 Vendi questa versione
#002 Break The Silence EP Copertina album Spiros Kaloumenos Break The Silence EP (EP) #002 Greece 2010 Vendi questa versione
002 The Mechanic Verses Copertina album Phonem The Mechanic Verses(2x12", Album, Ltd) Jetlag 002 Germany 1999 Vendi questa versione
2 Couleurs Sur Paris Copertina album Oberkampf Couleurs Sur Paris(12", RE) Oberkampf Records 2 France 1983 Vendi questa versione
2 Queen Copertina album Queen Queen(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 2 Japan 2018 Vendi questa versione
02 Camper Van Beethoven Copertina album Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Pitch-A-Tent 02 UK 1987 Vendi questa versione
002 Les Becasses Copertina album Les Becasses* Les Becasses(10", EP) Terror Motel 002 France 2012 Vendi questa versione
002 Time Copertina album Miguel Graça And Trevor Walker* Time(12") Set 002 France 2001 Vendi questa versione
02 Oxygene 7-13 Copertina album Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygene 7-13(CD, Album) Disques Dreyfus 02 France 1997 Vendi questa versione
# 2 St. Emilion Copertina album Lorber* / Sikora Lorber* / Sikora - St. Emilion # 2 Germany 2003 Vendi questa versione
.002 Bye! Copertina album Lorenzo Navarro Bye!(12", Promo, W/Lbl) La Crema Records .002 Spain 2004 Vendi questa versione
2 Effort Discographique #1 Copertina album Néophyte Effort Discographique #1(7", Ltd, Num + CD) Artysan 2 France 2008 Vendi questa versione
02 Cheap Chaser Copertina album Cheap Chaser Cheap Chaser(7", EP) Better Rock Than Roll Records, PMD Records (5) 02 France 2010 Vendi questa versione
002 Bipolar EP Copertina album Various Bipolar EP(12", EP) Melting Bass Records 002 Italy 2017 Vendi questa versione
002 Scratchmix Records 002 Copertina album Various Scratchmix Records 002(12", Ltd) Scratchmix Records 002 UK 2017 Vendi questa versione
02 Force 9 Copertina album Michel Barrot Force 9(CD, Album) Salon De Musique (2) 02 France 1994 Vendi questa versione
002 Something To Do Copertina album Buba & The Shop Assistants* Something To Do(7", Single) Villa21 Records 002 UK 1984 Vendi questa versione
002 There Must Be A Revolution Somewhere! Copertina album Psyco (3) There Must Be A Revolution Somewhere!(CD, Album) Mind Records And Service Corp, Fat Recordings 002 France 2005 Vendi questa versione
2 Desert Island Dusks Copertina album Jan Steele / Ziz ! Ensemble Jan Steele / Ziz ! Ensemble - Desert Island Dusks(LP, Album) Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier, Labyrinthes 2 France 1986 Vendi questa versione
02 Kochise Copertina album Kochise Kochise(7") On A Faim !, Toxic Grafity Records 02 France 1990 Vendi questa versione
002 VD / Hello Boy Friend, Coming My Way ? Copertina album Agent Orange (10) VD / Hello Boy Friend, Coming My Way ?(7", EP) New Wave Records, New Wave Records 002 France 1983 Vendi questa versione

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BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

24 settembre 2019
T H R E E C O N C E N T R I C R I N G S
hiphopchef

hiphopchef

12 agosto 2019
So far a big drop in quality for 2019. I really hope they will add some stuff to control their products.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

1 agosto 2019
I think their standards have dropped this year. I wrote a mostly positive review of their output back in 2018 but I've not been impressed with the releases I've heard from them this year. Their pressing of Aldous Harding's Designer was one of the worst sounding new LPs I've ever heard and their reissue of Gomez's Liquid Skin is solid but did need a lot of cleaning to become acceptable - and, even then, it isn't as clean as their pressing of the same band's 'Bring It On' from last year. I'm not sure what's gone wrong as I've almost always been very happy with their pressings in the past.
spinachfl

spinachfl

25 luglio 2019
I have noticed that not all MPO pressed vinyl has the 3 concentric rings around the spindle hole. Does anyone know when they started or stopped doing this. Also, does anyone know when they started or stopped pressing vinyl with the raised ridges around the edge of the center labels. I have multiple pressings of the same records that were all pressed by MPO and I am trying to figure out ways to distinguish which order the pressings came in. Thanks for any help with this.
JATPL

JATPL

20 luglio 2019
modificato 3 months ago
In the past 7 or 8 months, every single MPO record I have purchased has been faulty. Records are either off centre or have non-fill issues and in some cases, have both: Prince-Originals (Just bought the £60 deluxe version) -non-fill on side 1 and the record is off centre, Dixie Chicks-Taking the Long Way (3 copies-non-fill), Prince 3121 (4 copies all had non-fill on side 1, 2 of them were off centre), Prince-Planet Earth (2 copies non-fill on side 1), Willie Nelson-Ride Me Back Home (2 copies non-fill on side 1), Marianne Faithfull-Negative Capability (3 copies all had non-fill on both sides), Bruce Springsteen on Broadway (2 copies, non-fill on at least side 1 - I couldn't be bothered to listen to it after the 12th scrape of my stylus against the poorly formed grooves). I could go on and on but I won't. MPO's quality control is simply not there and as far as I am concerned, they form the unholy trinity of bad pressing houses in Europe with GZ at the top, Optimal (formerly excellent and now consistently bad) and MPO who in the 90s were excellent and are now generally terrible.
unclemike73

unclemike73

9 aprile 2019
as a collector i clean most records before playing even when Mint as i have noticed the pressings are dirty and look used till cleaned and then only 50% are truly Mint,, more care should be taken in packaging but just to say MPO may press the records but the producers are skimping on Inners and Jackets and a lot of Roots and Culture Music is put out with generic paper sleeves as requested by the producers,, then they are shipped around, taken from dance to dance and end up looking battered,, i have had some pressings that have looked used, could of been re shrink wrapped and then the sellers claim they bought them sealed,, also with limited pressings i have found out the French are saying only 500 copies available then press up 1000! so 500 get sold on the market and the rest sold as Test Press or Commercial press as i was told by a producer how the pressing contract works so they get a few more copies sometimes when pressed normally but to say there are only 500 and then sell more on the side,, the record pressing business has gone to the Dogs as we say in the UK,,,
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

27 marzo 2019
are there any good pressing plants out there like COME ON
61sprite

61sprite

4 gennaio 2019
The pressings from the Rolling Stones box set (Abbey Road/ Miles Showell) pressed at MPO are terrible. All that and the stamper destroys it.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

3 gennaio 2019
They may have new stamping machines now... their new pressings don't have the "three concentric rings"
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

1 ottobre 2018
My thoughts on MPO are that they're a curiously inconsistent plant. I have quite a number of releases from them and some are merely acceptable whilst others are, frankly, superb. At their best, I think they're preferable to either GZ Media or Optimal and I would say their overall quality control is better from my experience than either of those, however they're definitely not as consistently excellent as Record Industry. I've had records from them that suffer from a fairly high noise floor and intermittent crackling, but I've had more records with barely a flaw to mention. Overall, I'd say I generally find them to be one of the better European pressing plants, but they're not above putting out the occasional disappointing release (though, to be honest, I don't think there's many plants that are - I've even heard one or two underwhelming presses from Pallas and RTI).