Ingram Content Group celebrated the opening of its first print and distribution facility in California on Oct. 3. Located in Fresno, it is Lightning Source’s second facility that uses state-of-the-art, automated print-on-demand (POD) technology to print and distribute books to customers. The California location joins Ingram’s logistics network of 23 facilities and offices around the world.
“Ingram is pleased to continue investing in the future of books with the addition of a new print-on-demand facility in Fresno,” said John R. Ingram, chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group. “Having a print and distribution presence on the West Coast is critical to our ongoing growth and expansion of services for clients and customers. Fresno’s central location allows us to quickly reach major population centers in California and the West, and we’ve found great talent here to support our operations.”
To celebrate the occasion, John Ingram and Shawn Morin, Ingram’s chief operating officer, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (R-Calif.) and community members participated to officially open the facility and celebrate Ingram’s growth in Fresno.
“This is just another example of the positive economic news that is telling the story of Fresno’s continued turnaround,” Swearengin said. “Having an industry leader like Ingram make a strong commitment to our community reinforces the confidence that businesses and investors are showing in our city.”
“During a time when the Central Valley is experiencing extremely high unemployment, we welcome Ingram’s new facility in Fresno,” Valadao said. “Their decision to invest in our region is further proof that our Valley is home to a highly skilled workforce. In addition to creating dozens of new jobs, Ingram has a long history of giving back, and we are excited to welcome them to our community.”
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Christine D. Johnson