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Tennessee book printing company to invest $22M in expansion

State officials say book printing company Lightning Source plans to invest $22 million in a facility in west Tennessee.
Lightning Source

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP)— State officials say book printing company Lightning Source plans to invest$22 million in a facility in west Tennessee.

Gov. Bill Lee saidin a statement that the La Vergne, Tennessee-based company plans to create 150jobs over the next three years with its expansion into Jackson, Tennessee.

Lightning Sourceprints books “on-demand,” or printing per order, which is useful forsmaller quantities. It also provides book distribution services for publishers.

The company, whichis part of Ingram Content Group, says it is adding print operations alongsidean existing distribution center in Jackson. It will be Lightning Source’s fifthU.S. facility.

TennesseeDepartment of Economic Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said Friday thatIngram employs about 2,000 people in the state.