TQL Opens Operations Hub in New Orleans
- Apr 12, 2017
Third-party logistics provider Total Quality Logistics has announced the opening of its newest 8,125-square-foot facility in New Orleans. The new site will create 97 new jobs over the next 10 years.
The company connects customer freight-shipment requests to a network of independent carriers with available capacity. As a freight brokerage firm, TQL does not handle tangible properties at any point throughout the coordination or shipping process, with 75 percent of the company’s workforce serving as sales brokers. Overall, the firm generated sales exceeding $2.3 billion in 2016.
For the launch of the New Orleans facility, TQL will relocate five associates from the founding team to establish the new office and begin hiring immediately. The new site is expected to begin commercial operations this June. In order to secure the new investment, the State of Louisiana offered TQL a competitive incentive package including the services of LED FastStart. Additionally, the company will be utilizing the state’s Quality Jobs program.
“Our new office on Gravier Street puts us in the heart of the Big Easy. Not only will the location help attract prospective employees but it gives Total Quality Logistics a chance to contribute to the prosperity of this historic city,” Total Quality Logistics President Kerry Byrne said in prepared remarks.
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