Ingram Expansion to Bring New Jobs

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Ingram Micro, a rapidly growing distributor of computer products, plans to hire 500 workers in Orange County next year while opening a new, 200,000-square-foot warehouse in Fullerton.

Santa Ana-based Ingram, the world's largest computer products distributor, said the Orange County expansion is part of a broader plan to hire 750 workers nationwide. It currently employs 2,200 in Orange County, and 6,700 worldwide.

Ingram signed a five-year lease on the Fullerton warehouse several months ago, and is converting its 100,000-square-foot distribution facilities in Santa Ana into office space, said spokeswoman Linda Waters. The new warehouse will open in January, and 250 employees will work there, she said.

Earlier this year, its parent company, Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc., announced plans to split into three pieces, with privately held Ingram Micro selling stock to the public early next year.

Ingram Micro reported record sales of $2.33 billion for the third quarter, up 68% from the comparable quarter a year ago.

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