Transportation management firm BlueGrace Logistics is expanding its east Tampa operations and is slated to create up to 55 new jobs by the end of 2014.
Featured on Inc. 500 as the 20th fastest growing company in the United States
and as the number one fastest growing logistics and transportation company, BlueGrace
helps to simplify and streamline supply chain management for their customers by combining industry expertise with innovative technology solutions.
BlueGrace was founded in Tampa in 2007 and quickly grew from a small office of 8 to 35 employees by 2010. Within the last three years, the company has grown to more than 140 employees while additionally hosting satellite offices in Chicago, Baltimore and Salt Lake City.
The company is now preparing for additional growth by expanding its 12,000-square-foot office in Riverview.
"We are increasing the size of our building and are breaking down a few walls to house all of our employees," says Senior Marketing Manager Natalie Lane.
The newly created jobs which will focus on sales, operations, customer loyalty programs, marketing, technology and administrative functions will help to enhance the company’s internal support for its franchise developments.
By the end of 2013, BlueGrace added 42 new franchises to its network and will add more than 40 new franchises in 2014. BlueGrace is also launching their new franchise website this week.
BlueGrace has grown nearly 50 percent in the last year and attributes its growth to its market presence, technological innovation, capital gains, employee additions, and its powerful franchise development channels.
"The logistics industry is seeing a boom and an upswing that is consistent with franchise development," says Lane.
Innovation and technology is at the heart of the company and does not just extend to the logistics solutions that BlueGrace provides to customers.
The company’s corporate culture largely features on-going employee training in an effort to help employees be more valuable to the marketplace -- whether with BlueGrace or in pursuit of a new career opportunity.
"We support that type of growth and are big on culture, which attracts a lot of people to our organization. We love our city," says Lane.
The company is also creating 20 new jobs in the Chicago market, is a member of IFA's VetFran Initiative
which helps connect veterans with franchise opportunities, and also is a major supporter of philanthropic causes throughout Tampa Bay.
For more information on career opportunities or franchise development, visit the company online
Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Natalie Lane, BlueGrace Logistics