Ingram content group The Lightning Source operation in Breinigsville will be closed this year as the print-on-demand business is moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
The company said some workers are also commuting to the recently expanded plant in Franklin County.
“Ingram is grateful for the contribution and dedication of the Allentown associates, many of whom have chosen to relocate to the Chambersburg facility,” the company’s statement said. Chambersburg will serve as the center for its printing and distribution operations.
The Lehigh County location will close on November 1, according to a company statement. In a notice from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry earlier Wednesday, 260 local job cuts were announced through 2023.
According to the company’s statement, “The existing partners of the Allentown facility have been notified of the pending closure, and Ingram has offered relocation and/or severance opportunities and outplacement assistance to all Allentown Associates.” Ingram refers to the Lehigh County plant as its Allentown operation.
Chambersburg is located in Franklin County, about 130 miles southwest of Allentown.
Ingram Content can print small batches of books on demand, and produce eBooks in formats compatible with Amazon, Apple, and other online retailers.
The Lehigh County operation is located at 860 Nestle Way in Upper Macungie, just south of Route 78. Layoffs will begin April 14, according to a WARN notice issued by the state Department of Labor.
WARN stands for Notice of Workers Amendment and Retraining Act, which is required by federal law to notify communities and employees of certain mass closings and layoffs.
The hiring deadline for any Lehigh County workers will be December 31, according to Ingram content.
Ingram Content is headquartered in La Vergne, Tennessee, and has operations in California, Minnesota, New York, Indiana, and Oregon, as well as Pennsylvania, according to the company’s website.