TQL Tampa Cuts Ribbon, Big Path In Job Market
Time to double down.
Total Quality Logistics officially announced a new carrier services division headed to its Tampa office. Opening in July, the carrier services team will be the first non-sales satellite operation in company history.
This on top of nearly doubling its Tampa sales force in the next couple of years.
TQL Tampa celebrated both the job announcements and the move into a spectacular new office space on Harbour Island with a May 5 open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Tampa team members, office leaders from TQL offices in Jacksonville, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, family, friends and guests enjoyed the evening celebration.
“We started this office five years ago with five people,” said Dennis F., regional sales director and Team Tampa founder. “It’s hard to believe how much it’s grown. I know we couldn’t have done it without hiring the best, which you guys are, so thank you.”
Current office leader Chris F. respectfully disagreed that it's 'hard to believe the growth.'
“I know we all look back and say remember when it was just five people, 10 people, whatever the number,” he said. “I know people say ‘I can’t believe when. …’ But to me, you’re messing with the wrong team.
“I believe we can do anything. I believe it won’t be very long before we look back and say ‘I remember when we were just…’ about where we are today. We’re unstoppable thanks to all of you and I can’t wait to see what else we can do here.”
Florida Governor Rick Scott and several other state leaders sent their congratulations.
“Our work to make Florida number one for business is paying off, and TQL has chosen to open their new carrier service center in Florida, the company’s first outside of Ohio,” Scott said. “TQL already employs almost 350 Floridians in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, and the creation of up to 200 new jobs in Tampa is great news.”
“We thank TQL for their expanded investment in Florida and are happy to see them grow in the Sunshine State,” said Bill Johnson, Enterprise Florida president and CEO. “We wish TQL all the best as they continue to grow in Florida and strengthen our economy.”
“Florida is a hub for international trade and we continue to see strong growth in the logistics industry,” said Jesse Panuccio, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity executive director. “TQL’s expansion is great news for the Tampa Bay region and for Floridians as a whole.”
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