Total Quality Logistics, LLC, the nation’s second largest freight brokerage, plans to invest $1.3 million to expand its Indianapolis, Indiana facility, creating up to 25 new jobs in 2013. The Cincinnati, Ohio-headquartered company will lease and equip a 16,113 square-foot facility on the northwest side of the city. TQL, which employs more than 70 full-time associates in Indiana, is currently filling additional logistics account executive positions.
“Our Indianapolis location has had great success and we look forward to continued expansion here,” said Kerry Byrne, executive vice president of TQL. “The amenities and quality of life in this area have helped us attract motivated individuals from surrounding colleges and universities to a career with our company.” TQL connects shippers with truck operators to transport products from freight to market destinations across North America, specializing in time sensitive product and temperature controlled shipments.
“As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is the destination of choice for businesses in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “TQL’s growth is the latest evidence that our assessable road and rail systems and talented workforce make Indiana a state that works for logistics companies.”
As an incentive, Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Total Quality Logistics, LLC up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of the Develop Indy.
"TQL’s plan to expand in Indianapolis demonstrates our positioning as a leading city for logistics companies nationwide,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “Our central location and comprehensive transportation structure are ideal for businesses looking to expand or relocate to a stable, affordable, pro-growth economic environment. We congratulate TQL on this success and welcome their continued investment in Indianapolis.”