The Beacon Council Announces Large Freight-Brokerage Firm Expansion into Miami

January 27, 2016

(Miami, FL – Jan. 27, 2016) –The Beacon Council is pleased to announce thatTotal Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Miami and creating 75 new jobs over the next three years. The expansion will also create a capital investment of approximately $600,000 in Miami-Dade County.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said, “TQL has created hundreds of jobs across the state and we are excited to announce their expansion in Miami today. Growing businesses like TQL mean more opportunities for Floridians to succeed and provide for their families. By cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund this year, we will keep Florida on track to becoming first for jobs.”
The expansion was made possible through partnerships between Enterprise Florida, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Miami-Dade County, and The Beacon Council. Enterprise Florida referred the company to The Beacon Council and both organizations worked together on a Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund (QTI) incentive package. The Beacon Council also worked with the company to expedite permitting for the new facility.
“I congratulate and welcome TQL to Miami-Dade County,” Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said. “This expansion is further evidence of how investments in PortMiami such as the Deep Dredge Project and the construction of the Tunnel create jobs for our 2.6 million residents and support our local businesses.”
The Miami office will open with a founding team of five current employees and plans to bring on at least four people in its first hiring class prior to opening. TQL plans to bring 75 new jobs to the city over the next three years.
 “One in five jobs in Miami-Dade County is in Trade & Logistics,” The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. “With the Panama Canal expansion this year, we expect those numbers to grow as more companies take advantage of the opportunities in Miami.”
 The company opened its first Florida location in 2010 and currently employs nearly 450 Floridians across the state. The Miami expansion is in addition to the recent announcement that TQL will add 100 new jobs as a part of the Daytona Beach expansion and 200 new jobs as a part of their new carrier services division in Tampa.
Said TQL President Kerry Byrne; “opening in a world-class city like Miami helps attract the kind of highly motivated employees who will allow us to grow our market share and maintain our leadership role in the third-party logistics business.” 
TQL has been recognized numerous times as a top employer both statewide and by publications in each city where it operates. This is the company’s sixth location in the Sunshine state, joining existing operations in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale.
The company is hiring; interested applicants may visit  www.tqljobs.com for more information.The office located in Museum Tower at 150 West Flagler Street, Suite 1450, Miami, Fla. 33130 is scheduled to open for business March 21, 2016.
 
one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, operates 42 offices – 39 satellite locations – in 20 states. TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight shipments with carriers having capacity to move them. TQL is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its 2015 sales topped $2.2 billion and it employs more than 3,700 people nationwide.Connect with TQL on the web at TQL.com, on Facebook at Total Quality Logistics or on Twitter @TQLogistics.
About The Beacon Council
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, is a public-private organization celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since 1985, the nonprofit has assisted more than 980 businesses that have created more than 65,000 direct jobs and added more than $4 billion in new capital investments. The organization accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com
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Source: Old Beacon Site

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