Company Makes Millionth Jukebox
Updated: 7/11/2006 7:04:02 PM
Grand Rapids - For decades we've leaned on it perused its pages and paid it to play our song.
But the box appreciated for its function, in Grand Rapids is also celebrated for its style.
Gordy Anderson said, “It's like working in the automotive industry. There's a new model, new technology, and new things to learn.”
Anderson is the Director of Technical Services at Rowe International, which started making jukeboxes in the age of vinyl. Back when you could by a song for a song. Nowadays two will cost you a buck
Anderson said, “Rowe was the first to put bill acceptors in juke boxes. The first to play both side of records.”
Tuesday afternoon Anderson and industry leaders gathered, honoring Rowe's workforce of more than a 100, most averaging 27 years with the company. Today they produced the company's 1,000,000 jukebox.
The 1,000,000 jukebox is still big and flashy but all digital with a selection of 250,000 songs.
Anderson said it's got everybody's favorite inside, “If your song is not in the jukebox you can search for it in our library, download it and get your girl out on the dance floor and make everybody happy.