Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Dania Beach, Florida. The company plans to create 60 jobs in the Sunshine State.
The expansion of their logistics operation will also create a capital investment of approximately $600,000 in Broward County. The Dania Beach expansion is in addition to their recent Daytona Beach opening that will create 100 new jobs, and the recent announcement that TQL will add a new carrier services division to its operations in Tampa that will create up to 200 new jobs. The company began operations in Florida in 2010 and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer in the Sunshine State.
Bill Johnson, Enterprise Florida President/CEO said, “Florida is one of the top states in the country for infrastructure and logistics, and that is why we keep attracting great companies like TQL. We congratulate TQL on their continued success and wish them the best as they continue to grow and create new opportunities in Florida.”
The TQL expansion was made possible through partnerships between Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Broward County, Dania Beach, Enterprise Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and CareerSource Florida.
Governor Rick Scott said, “TQL has experienced exciting success in Florida and I am proud to announce the creation of 60 new jobs in Dania Beach today. We look forward to working with the Legislature to create the new Florida Enterprise Fund so more job creators like TQL can continue to create new jobs and diversify our economy.”
TQL President Kerry Byrne said, “Thank you to Governor Scott and Enterprise Florida for their efforts to support new business growth in the state and build a competitive workforce. Our experience has been extremely positive working with the state to grow our presence and find the quality, professional talent we need to continue to grow our market share in the logistics industry.”
As part of the project, CareerSource Florida has offered TQL performance-based grants for employee training through the Quick Response Training program. Quick Response Training grants are structured to be flexible and responsive to the training needs of new or expanding businesses.
Bob Swindell, President/CEO of Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said, “Global Logistics are an important targeted industry for Broward County and we are excited for TQL’s statewide growth, and grateful they chose to expand in Dania Beach.”