TQL, One of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, Will Expand Its Downtown Chicago Offices

Jun 5, 2013

Chicago – Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will expand its Chicago sales operations this month. TQL is taking over nearly 12,000 sq. ft. of additional office space in the West Loop to accommodate its more than 100 current sales employees and the more than 150 additional salespeople it plans to add by the end of 2015. TQL was recently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois.

“Chicago was the first satellite office we opened when we started our national expansion strategy in 2009,” said Byrne. “We couldn’t be more proud of what the team’s success has meant for our entire company.”

As one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the nation, TQL connects shippers who have product that needs to be moved with truckload carriers who have the capacity to move it. The company identifies the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiates rates, and ensures on-time delivery. TQL arranged the movement of more than 600,000 loads of freight in 2012 with sales revenue of more than $1.3 billion.

The company credits its national expansion strategy as being one of the key components to its impressive organic growth, from a Cincinnati, Ohio start-up in 1997 to today being the second largest freight brokerage firm in the nation based on revenue, as ranked by Transport Topics magazine.

TQL is leasing an additional 11,500 sq. ft. on the third floor of 600 W. Van Buren in addition to the 12,000 sq. ft. it already occupies. TQL is hiring sales representatives and interested candidates should visit the company’s web site at www.tqljobs.com.

TQL was recently recognized as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Illinois for its role in benefiting the state’s economy and workforce. The 2013 Best Places to Work in Illinois program was promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, and the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, and managed by Best Companies Group. Participation in the program required companies to go through a workplace assessment process, as well as an employee survey. 

About Total Quality Logistics

Total Quality Logistics is the second largest freight brokerage firm 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 people nationwide.

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