Tampa-Based BlueGrace Logistics Continues Aggressive Expansion

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While many businesses are still struggling in today’s economy, Tampa’s BlueGrace Logistics has grown from just eight employees to more than 80 since its inception in 2007. The $80 million company serves more than 2,500 customers nationwide, making it one of the fastest-growing and most progressive providers of transportation, logistics and technology solutions to businesses and individuals.

From sales to our management and technical teams, we have been successful at finding the right people who demonstrate the skills, values and commitment that define our culture and can contribute to our future growth.

While many businesses are still struggling in today’s economy, Tampa’s BlueGrace Logistics has grown from just eight employees to more than 80 since its inception in 2007. The $80 million company serves more than 2,500 customers nationwide, making it one of the fastest-growing and most progressive providers of transportation, logistics and technology solutions to businesses and individuals.

In 2010, BlueGrace outgrew its original facility and relocated its 38 employees to a 12,000-square-foot new headquarters capable of accommodating its expansion plans. New hires have swelled by 52%, with plans for an additional 20 employees by August 2011 in order to meet projections for continued double digit growth. Most of the company’s corporate expansion has been in sales, while other areas include customer service, finance, IT and executive leadership.

“BlueGrace has been very fortunate to benefit from a highly qualified and eager job market,” said BlueGrace President and CEO Bobby Harris. “From sales to our management and technical teams, we have been successful at finding the right people who demonstrate the skills, values and commitment that define our culture and can contribute to our future growth.”

The company hosted a career fair at its corporate headquarters in early April to expose potential candidates to the “BlueGrace Experience,” its recruitment and culture initiative. While the company regularly utilizes Tampa-based employment agencies and job sites, Harris notes that its people remain the most effective recruitment tool because they enjoy what they do and what BlueGrace has to offer, and are excited to share that with their networks of family, friends and social media connections.

BlueGrace was recently named a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” awards, another symbol of employee satisfaction. The company finished third in the “Bigger” category, which Harris attributes to the company’s culture and high-level of energy.

Prospective candidates interested in career opportunities with BlueGrace Logistics are encouraged to visit http://www.MyBlueGrace.com/careers.php or call 1.800.MY.SHIPPING (800.297.4477). Job postings and other company information can also be found on the company’s Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages.

About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2007, BlueGrace offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers nationwide. Based in Riverview, Fla., the company has grown to an $80 million business with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago. It also launched a franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan. The company offers best-in-class freight services and support, including:

  •     Less Than Truckload
  •     Truckload Services
  •     International and Domestic Air Freight
  •     Ocean Freight
  •     Parcel Shipment
  •     Logistics Management
  •     State-of-the-Art Technology
  •     Service Desk Support
  •     Auditing Services

Please visit http://www.mybluegrace.com for additional information.

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