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Freight Brokerage Company, Total Quality Logistics, Opens Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Office

Area Development Online News Desk (01/15/2014)
One of the top freight brokerage companies in the nation, with more than $1.6 billion in annual sales, Total Quality Logistics invested $1 million to open a sales office in the Basin Alley Building at 105 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, creating of 105 new jobs in Davidson County.

“We are pleased to expand our operations in a state that shares our focus on job creation and economic growth,” TQL Executive Vice President Kerry Byrne said. “We offer careers for entry-level employees that allow them to progress quickly and take on leadership roles. More than 90 percent of the current sales leadership within our organization has been promoted from within.”

“I want to thank Total Quality Logistics for its investment in Tennessee and creating these new jobs in Davidson County,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Today’s investment by Total Quality Logistics shows confidence in our business environment, and the decision to expand here reinforces our goal of becoming the No. 1 state in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

TQL chose to locate in Middle Tennessee because it gives the company access to outstanding professional talent, a key component to TQL’s ability to serve its customers and increase its market share of the domestic transportation market, the Governor’s Office said.

“Tennessee continues to prove itself as a state offering the best business climate in the country, and companies looking to further growth are taking notice,” said Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty. “I’m pleased Total Quality Logistics recognizes Tennesseans’ reputation as a friendly and dedicated workforce. I want to welcome Total Quality Logistics to Tennessee and look forward to their continued presence and investment.”

“This investment by Total Quality Logistics is a testament to Nashville’s business-friendly environment and our deep and talented workforce in the transportation and logistics industry,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “I thank the company for choosing to expand in Nashville and create more jobs, which further demonstrates the strength of economic development in our city.”

“We are excited that Total Quality Logistics has chosen to relocate to the Nashville region,” said Jeff Hite, Vice President of Recruitment for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Because of Nashville’s competitive business climate, educated workforce and high quality of life, we continue to see an influx of strong economic activity in the Nashville area.”

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