Logistics company expands into Tucson market

Total Quality Logistics is expanding its presence in Arizona with a new office in Tucson.

The company opened its Phoenix office in 2016 and has more than 100 team members at that location. Tucson is TQL’s 57th location nationwide.

“We’ve been in the state of Arizona for seven years and are proud to grow our team and deepen our commitment with this office in the incredible and unique Tucson community,” TQL President Kerry Byrne said. “We chose Tucson because it is a major transportation hub and has a great pool of talent. We’re excited to be part of such a vibrant and growing city.”

The company, founded in Cincinnati in 1997, works with 160,000-plus carriers and offers a wide array of logistics services.

“Pima County is a perfect location for a third-party logistics provider to call home thanks to our multimodal transportation hub and access to international markets,” said Jan Lesher, Pima County administrator. “We want to thank TQL for recognizing the value of living and working in Pima County and Southern Arizona.”

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TQL leased 7,000 square feet at 4801 E. Broadway, near Swan Road, for its Tucson office.


TQL joins a growing list of transportation and logistics companies in Tucson and Southern Arizona serving over 45 million people in a 500-mile radius, said Joe Snell, president and CEO of Sun Corridor Inc., an economic development organization.

“TQL joins HomeGoods, Amazon, Home Depot, Target and over 100 other companies operating in the logistics sector in Southern Arizona,” he said. “With excellent infrastructure for ecommerce and trade to serve growing markets across the west, Tucson is the center of these companies’ long-term strategic plans.”

With 16 employees already in Tucson, the company is hiring locally for entry-level sales positions with a base salary of $40,000, plus commission and benefits.

Visit TQLjobs.com to apply.

Denver-based MicroStar Logistics plans to employ about 250 at a new beer-keg and pallet processing plant in Tucson. Here’s a look at the journey beer kegs take through one of Microstar’s handling plants.

Contact reporter Gabriela Rico at [email protected]

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