Total Quality Logistics Commits to Investing Additional $78M in Cincinnati Region
Project will expand TQL’s footprint on its Ivy Pointe headquarters campus and is expected to create 1,000 new positions
Cincinnati, OH (March 2, 2022) – Total Quality Logistics (“TQL”) one of the largest freight brokerage firms in North America and Cincinnati’s largest private company, is pleased to announce it will invest an additional $78M in the region, alongside REDI Cincinnati, JobsOhio, Clermont County and Union Township. This development serves as the company’s third expansion in the region since 2019, with commitments totaling $146.8M in new payroll and $31.1M in capital investment.
TQL expects to add an additional 1,000 jobs, generating $60M in new annual payroll. In 2021, TQL grew headcount by 49% from 5,500 in January 2021 to 8,200 in December 2021. As of February 2022, the company has over 9,000 employees nationwide. Employment opportunities include entry level and senior roles across information technology, sales, customer service, operations, accounting, finance and marketing.
In addition to job investment, TQL also plans to substantially expand its real estate footprint with an $18M investment on its Ivy Pointe headquarters campus in Union Township, Clermont County. More details will be announced later in 2022. In December 2020, TQL opened its headquarters expansion, a state-of-the-art 133,000 square foot addition.
“TQL was founded in Cincinnati in 1997,” said President of TQL, Kerry Byrne. “We cannot think of a better way to celebrate our 25th year as a business than through this significant expansion. Thank you to Governor DeWine, REDI Cincinnati, JobsOhio, Clermont County and Union Township for their continued support.”
“As one of the nation’s largest freight brokerage companies, TQL has been an integral part of making Ohio a leader in logistics,” said Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine. “The company’s continued growth since opening in Cincinnati in 1997 and their continued investment in the Cincinnati region is an outstanding example of how businesses can thrive in Ohio.”
“TQL is an innovative company that employs over 3,000 Ohioans across eight locations in the state,” said JobsOhio President & CEO, J.P. Nauseef. “Twenty-five years of TQL’s continued investment and job growth are helping Ohioans find their version of the American Dream.”
“With its third expansion since 2019, TQL continues transforming into one of the pillar companies in southwest Ohio through its local investment and further demonstrates that the Cincinnati Region is a destination for businesses,” said REDI Cincinnati President & CEO, Kimm Lauterbach. “REDI Cincinnati has been fortunate to close nearly 400 projects in southwest Ohio since 2014 and, in terms of both new jobs and payroll created, this project by TQL ranks as the second-largest headquarters expansion in southwest Ohio’s history. REDI is not only grateful for the commitment of TQL but is also gracious for the efforts of each of our partners – Gov. DeWine, JobsOhio, Clermont County and Union Township – for their collaboration on this project.”
“We are proud that TQL has found Clermont County to be the right location for its growth,” said County Commissioner, Bonnie Batchler. “Clermont County offers great amenities, a low cost of doing business, and our county and local governments are business friendly.”
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Joe Dills, John Becker, and myself; creating a collaborative business friendly environment is our standard,” said Union Township Board of Trustees Chairman, Michael Logue. “We are excited for TQL’s continued partnership and growth to bring 1,000 jobs to our community.”
To learn more about open positions at TQL visit TQLJobs.com.
At Total Quality Logistics (TQL), we create greater supply chain efficiencies for our customers by combining industry-leading technology and unmatched customer service. Customers and carriers turn to us daily to solve their transportation needs with competitive pricing, continuous communication, and a commitment to do it right — every time. Annually, we move 3 million loads of freight across the nation through our comprehensive portfolio of logistics services and our network of 130,000+ carriers. Through TQL Cares and the TQL Foundation, our company and employees make the world a better place by donating thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars each year. TQL is proud to be the naming rights sponsor of TQL Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati. Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio, TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in North America, with 9,000+ employees in 56 offices across the U.S. Learn more at TQL.com.
About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 16-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.
The future is bright, and we’re building it, right now. Join us at REDICincinnati.com.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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