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[IEDC] Truckload Logistics Company Adds Jobs in Indy
Start Date: 2/27/2013 All Day
End Date: 2/27/2013
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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 27, 2013) – Total Quality Logistics, LLC (TQL), the nation’s second largest freight brokerage, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 25 new jobs in 2013.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-headquartered company will invest $1.3 million to lease and equip a 16,113 square-foot facility located at 8777 Purdue Road on the northwest side of the city. TQL expects the expansion to be complete this spring.

“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.”

TQL, which employs more than 70 full-time associates in Indiana and more than 2,000 nationwide, is currently filling additional logistics account executive positions. The company is hosting a hiring fair at its current office at 9000 Keystone Crossing on Sat., March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested candidates can also apply at www.tqljobs.com

“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.”

Founded in 1997, 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. With 17 additional facilities located across the country, last year TQL saw sales of more than $1.3 billion and moved nearly 700,000 freight loads.

The 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 plans 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.”

The announcement of TQL’s expansion adds to Indiana's growing distribution and logistics industry. Indiana is home to more than 11,000 total highway miles, 14 interstate highways, four international airports and 4,500 miles of active rail track.

About Total Quality Logistics
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is the second largest freight brokerage in the nation, with more than $1.3 billion in annual sales. The company, founded in 1997, is privately-held and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with 17 additional satellite locations across the nation. TQL was ranked among the nation’s 150 Top Workplaces in 2013 in one of the largest-ever surveys of U.S. companies, with more than 1 million employees participating nationwide. TQL also was named by Inc. Magazine as a leading company for creating American jobs and by Glassdoor as one of the top companies for career opportunities. TQL employs more than 2,000 nationwide.

About IEDC
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC.

The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit
www.iedc.in.gov.

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Media Contacts:
Kristine Glenn (TQL) – 513.831.2600 ext. 56757 or kglenn@tql.com
Katelyn Hancock (IEDC) – 317.234.2294 or kahancock@iedc.in.gov

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