BlueGrace Logistics Procures the Nation’s Oldest and Most
Trusted Shipping and Transportation Company
RIVERVIEW, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlueGrace Group,
the parent company of BlueGrace Logistics(R), announced today that it
has acquired one of the nation’s oldest and most trusted shipping and
transportation companies, United States Transportation Consultants
(USTC) of Baltimore, MD.
BlueGrace plans to leverage multiple synergies seeing no loss of jobs
in Baltimore. In fact, the company is planning to hire 38 people at its
Tampa headquarters over the next four months due to the acquisition and
rapid growth and expansion of the franchise system.
“Acquiring USTC, which has a tremendous, long-standing reputation in
the shipping and transportation industry, is a big step in the next
phase of our company’s growth. This allows us to increase corporate
support and expand resources for our customers and franchises.
Ultimately, the acquisition helps everyone thrive as we continue
meeting the high demand for our services,” said Bobby Harris, president
and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics.
BlueGrace Logistics was recently named the nation’s fastest growing,
privately held company in the transportation and shipping industry.
Prior to the acquisition, the company had reported a current count of
145 employees to its roster. In addition to the acquisition, the
company announced that it would officially release its latest
technology, BlueShip 3.0 Transportation Management System on September
Driven by increasing demand from small- to mid-size businesses for
third-party shipping providers, the company’s growth shows no signs of
slowing. BlueGrace has opened 34 locations since launching its
franchise program in 2011 and company development plans call for an
additional 32 locations to open through the end of next year.
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About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized
transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United
States. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt
Lake City and Chicago. The company ranked #1 in the Transportation &
Logistics industry on the 2012 Inc. 500 list. BlueGrace Logistics
launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic
growth plan and currently has 34 franchisees in 36 franchise locations
established across the U.S. The company offers best-in class shipping
and freight services and support including Less Than Truckload (LTL);
Truckload Services (TL); International and Domestic Air Freight; Ocean
Freight; Logistics & Supply Chain Management; State-of-the-Art
Technology (BlueShip(R) 3.0 TMS); Service Desk Support; and Auditing
Services. For more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com.