Ingram Industries

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Ingram Industries
FounderE. Bronson Ingram II[1]
Key people
Orrin H. Ingram II (CEO)[1]
RevenueUS$2.12 billion (2014)[1]
OwnerIngram family
Number of employees
Ingram's Bruce R. Birmingham (on right, behind M/V Mississippi)

Ingram Industries is a manufacturing company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The company consists of diversified businesses in marine transportation aggregate supply, book distribution, print on demand book manufacturing, management and distribution services.[4] Ingram's businesses are divided into two units: Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.


The company was founded by E. Bronson Ingram II in 1978.[1] It is headquartered at One Belle Meade Place, in Belle Meade, West Nashville.[2][3][5]

Its Chief Executive Officer is Orrin H. Ingram II.[1][6]

In 1989, Micro D, a wholesaler of personal computer products, agreed to be acquired by Ingram Industries in a $43.9-million deal.[7]

In 2002, Ingram Industries acquired Midland Enterprises, a company that owns 2,300 barges and 80 towboats. Ingram made the acquisition for $230 million and assumed $135 million of debt as a result.[8]


Ingram Industries includes Ingram Barge Company, Ingram Content Group, Ingram Entertainment, and Lightning Source.[1][9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h #216 Ingram Industries, Forbes
  2. ^ a b E. Thomas Wood, The Empire Strikes Back: Protecting the Ingram family fortunes, Nashville Scene, June 6, 1996
  3. ^ a b Gould Turner: One Belle Meade Place
  4. ^ "Ingram Industries". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  5. ^ One Belle Meade Place, Emporis
  6. ^ Company Overview of Ingram Industries Inc., Bloomberg Business
  7. ^ Schine, Eric (1989-01-20). "Micro D Agrees to Be Acquired by Ingram Industries". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  8. ^ Fox, David (2002-01-24). "Ingram Industries buys 2,300 barge fleet for $230 million". Nashville Post. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  9. ^ Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce: Ingram Industries