Nashville Record Productions was founded by Lima, OH native Kenneth R. Place in 1964, incorporated in 1966.  Mr. Place passed away in 1971 and George Ingram, who was the studio manager at that time, became president of the company with partners John H. Dunn and Ozell Simpkins.  In 1974, Nashville Record Productions became the first independent mastering studio in Nashville (competing with Columbia and RCA), and was a huge success with independent labels.  NRP was the first studio to adopt hard disk editing for CD production (and have always been on the cutting edge of audio technology).