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Lightning Source Expands Operations in Jackson, Tennessee

Lightning Source, a part of Ingram Content Groupâ, will invest $22 million and create nearly 150 jobs in Madison County, Tennessee.

Lightning Source provides a comprehensive suite of inventory-free, on-demand print and distribution services for books to the publishing industry. It offers publishers the ability to print books in any quantity and provides customers access to a worldwide bookselling channel.

According to state officials the parent company, Ingram, will expand its presence in Jackson to include new print-on-demand operations alongside the existing distribution center located at 193 Edwards Drive in Jackson. The facility, Lightning Source’s fifth location in the U.S., will increase its global print-on-demand production capacity.

“We are a homegrown, Tennessee company with deep roots here. Our presence in Jackson has been an important part of that. From the day we started operations in Jackson in 2016 to today, we’ve found the community deeply welcoming and the workforce outstanding. As our global business has grown and we were looking to expand, it was an easy decision to reinvest in our presence in the State of Tennessee and for Jackson to be an important part of that,” Shawn Morin, President & CEO, Ingram Content Group said.

“The strength of Tennessee’s economy is built on our existing businesses, and I’m pleased to see Lightning Source expand with this new operation in Jackson. I look forward to the many ways Lightning Source’s new plant will spark economic growth in West Tennessee,” said Governor Bill Lee.

“Ingram Content Group, including Lightning Source, already has a deep presence in Tennessee, employing more than 2,000 residents across our state. This expansion in Jackson underscores the ripe environment for job creation and investment we’ve fostered here in Tennessee. I’d like to thank Lightning Source for its commitment to invest in Jackson and create valuable, family wage job opportunities for our residents,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

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