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    The Right Place attracts new freight logistics firm to West Michigan

    Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with its state and local partners in Cascade Township, today announced that Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will establish a new sales office in West Michigan, investing $839,000 and creating 75 new jobs.

    The company plans to lease a site at 2650 Horizon Drive, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546, located in Cascade Township.

    “West Michigan’s growing economy and strong talent pool holds tremendous opportunity for TQL’s logistics services,” said Kerry Byrne, President, Total Quality Logistics. “The Right Place has played a strategic role in ensuring we have access to the resources we need to succeed in West Michigan.”

    TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage company in the United States. Over the last five years, the company has expanded nationwide creating more than 1,000 jobs as part of its growth. TQL is currently located in 37 offices and 20 states across the country, connecting shippers to truck carriers.
    To support the expansion, the Michigan Strategic Fund Board has approved a performance-based grant for the company through the Michigan Business Development Program.

    “With such a large concentration of manufacturers and suppliers in West Michigan, the ability to move goods in and out of our region is critical,” said Thad Rieder, Senior Business Development Manager, The Right Place, Inc. “TQL’s addition to West Michigan’s logistics ecosystem will provide new options for the movement of freight across the state and around the world.”

    TQL’s Grand Rapids office is slated to begin operations in early February 2016 and the company is accepting applications for sales representatives at the Grand Rapids location. For more information, visit www.tqljobs.com.

    With this latest economic development project, The Right Place, working with its local and state partners, has generated $167.9 million in capital investment and assisted in the creation of 1,327 jobs in West Michigan in 2015.