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Americ Disc

Profile:

Canadian CD/DVD pressing plant opened on February 19, 1987 and closed in February 2011. It was a joint operation by a consortium including MPO, SNC Group of Montréal and the Québec Government. Like many Canadian companies, it has two legal names, one in French (Disque Americ Inc.) and one in English (Americ Disc Inc.)

For releases crediting "Americ Disc Canada" or "AD/CA" use Americ Disc.
For releases crediting "Americ Disc ADFL" or "ADFL" use Americ Disc, Florida.
For releases crediting "DADR (Disque Americ Drummondville)", "Disque Americ", or "Disque Americ Canada", please use the French name, Disque Americ.

In 1997 the RIAA sued Americ Disc for knowingly, or recklessly disregarding the fact that many orders it accepted for pressing were counterfeit discs. As such, some CDs manufactured by Americ Disc prior to this have been found to be counterfeit.

The company is now part of the "AmericDirect" group which owns other US pressing plants in Miami (Florida) and Modesto (California).

Matrix numbers:
There are several matrix number formats, none of which have been proven to be sequential, so please do not enter these codes as catalog numbers. Do, however, try to enter all the text from the matrix area, including the exact way that the company is mentioned.

One of the common formats has the format X<Y>Z, where:
X = usually a five-character alphanumeric code with unknown meaning, often starts with a number.
Y = apparently a client ID, i.e. what record company the disc was pressed for. Usually three digits.
Z = catalog number or other client-supplied ID.

Discussion:
no obvious sequence, so don't enter codes
ongoing discussion, mainly about company name variations
more discussion, nothing new

Partial history:
Created by MPO as an "affiliate" company, at the behest of the Quebec government.
1987 - Opened first manufacturing facility in Drummondville, Quebec.
July 1993 - became jointly owned by MPO and GTC Transcontinental Group Ltd.
July 1994 - Opened Miami, Florida manufacturing facility.
Nov 1995 - Acquired Triptych CD, a manufacturer in Stockton, California.
Oct 1996 - Merged Stockton operations into a new Salida, California plant.
Jan 1997 - Acquired AstralTech Americas (=Astral Tech (2)), a manufacturer in Boca Raton, Florida.
Sep 1997 - Began DVD production at Salida, California plant.
By 2001, had manufacturing facilities in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Canada; and service and distribution centers in Minnesota, Tennessee, and Montreal.

In 2003, Americ Disc joined with Media Evolved in Charlotte, North Carolina to form Americ Evolved Manufacturing LLC. Americ Disc's manufacturing operation in Miami, Florida was consolidated into the newly joint-run Charlotte, North Carolina plant. Discs manufactured by Americ Disc in this plant can be identified by ADNC in the matrix.

In 2006, Americ Disc acquired CD/DVD manufacturer Denon Digital LLC of Madison, Georgia. This plant was closed in 2009.

Parent Label:MPO
Contact Info:

Americ Disc Inc.
2525 Rue Canadien
Drummondville, QC
J2C 7W2, Canada
Phone: 819-474-2655
(contact info now obsolete)

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