Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight brokerage and third-party logistics firms in North America, will expand three offices across Lexington, Louisville and unincorporated Boone County, Kentucky. The projects combined are expected to create 525 jobs.
The expansions will support significant increased demand for the company’s transportation services. The Lexington location anticipates an increase of 300 full-time positions, with the Boone County and Louisville locations expecting to add 125 and 100 employees, respectively.
“We have had a presence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for over a decade,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne. “We appreciate the collaboration of state and local leaders of Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky to help us grow to new heights and are committed to expansion in the state.”
To encourage investment and job growth in the communities, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) today preliminarily approved three 10-year incentive agreements with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based agreements are based on the creation and retention of an aggregate 525 Kentucky-resident full-time jobs at the three locations over 10 years, along with annual wage and investment requirements. In addition, TQL can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers.
“These expansions by TQL are incredible news, as the commitments will push the company’s statewide employment to well over 1,000 people,” Governor Andy Beshear noted.
TQL has operated in Kentucky for more than a decade, opening its Louisville and Lexington offices in 2011 and its Boone County location in 2012. The company currently employs about 800 people in the commonwealth.
“According to the recent target industry analysis, supply chain management employment will grow 28% from 2020-2025 in Northern Kentucky,” added Northern Kentucky Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume. “TQL is an incredible corporate citizen in the Cincinnati region and we welcome their growth with the new, professional jobs they are creating in unincorporated Boone County.”
“With Lexington’s central location, access to two major interstates, excellent transportation system and strong workforce, our region provides a logistics advantage for many companies,” said Bob Quick, President and CEO of Commerce Lexington. “This new announcement by Total Quality Logistics to expand its Lexington office by creating 300 well-paying jobs further strengthens our economy and strategically positions the business for success within its industry. Congratulations to Total Quality Logistics on this expansion, and we appreciate its investment and confidence in Central Kentucky.”
Headquartered in Union Township, Ohio Total Quality Logistics is a freight brokerage and third-party logistics firm in North America. TQL provides domestic and international freight transportation and logistics services.