BlueGrace Logistics opens new office in Detroit
North American third-party logistics provider opens 11th national office in “Motor City”
Posted: October 19, 2021 at 9:33 a.m. CDT|Update: 38 minutes ago
DETROIT, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – BlueGrace Logistics (BlueGrace), a third-party hypergrowth (3PL) logistics provider, today announced the opening of its 11th national office in Detroit, Michigan expand their freight network to serve a growing portfolio of customers and ocean carriers. The company has opened a branch in Detroit to better serve its core Managed Logistics market™ customers, especially automakers and manufacturing plants, as well as capitalize on recruiting opportunities from the best surrounding supply chain programs to Central Michigan, Wayne State and University of Michigan.
“The Detroit office will be added to the number of BlueGrace control towers in the Midwest, spanning our Chicago location, ”said Todd’s Trumpet, Vice President of Logistics Operations at BlueGrace.
Kerwin gordon, Senior Director of Logistics Operations, will play a key role in opening the new office, leading the logistics operations team managed there. Prior to BlueGrace, Gordon led several operating groups at major supply chain companies. Since joining BlueGrace in 2018, he has driven many continuous improvements to streamline operations and create streamlined and standardized processes.
“Our managed logistics team is the market leader and we believe now is the right time to strengthen our presence in Detroitbecause the city is home to many of our customers. Our goal is to grow with the same intensity that many of our customers are experiencing, ”said Jason lockard, senior vice president of managed logistics at BlueGrace. “This is the first step towards establishing a long-term presence in Detroit. “
BlueGrace Detroit secured a permanent space of 5,700 square feet for more than 50 employees; there are immediate employment opportunities for the new location. According to the company, this is one of many additional offices that will be announced or expanded in the coming months.
“There is an incredible opportunity for the growing logistics demand in the Midwest, especially with the supply chain grunts that have stalled our shipping system for the past two years,” said Bobby harris, CEO of BlueGrace. “Not only that, but Detroit Also has incredible talent and presents an opportunity for growth for our organization. We look forward to supporting the local community and being closer to our customers and ocean carriers, ”said Harris.
BlueGrace Logistics was recently selected as a Preeminent Third Party Logistics Operator (3PL) to provide exceptional solutions and services based on recent customer surveys from two leading industry publications. BlueGrace has been named a “must watch” by Inbound logistics, placing it near the upper level for the Readers’ Choice Award of Excellence, and was also included in the 100 major supply chain partners of SupplyChainBrain.
About BlueGrace Logistics
BlueGrace Logistics offers customizable transportation management solutions as a full service third party logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight expenses through cutting edge technology with an extensive network of established carriers to customers across the country. BlueGrace is based at Tampa where CEO Bobby harris was named one of the that of Florida most influential leaders in transportation for 2020. With 11 offices strategically located in major transportation hubs in the United States, BlueGrace serves more than 10,000 customers per year through its proprietary technology platform, BlueShip®, which is connected to more than 250,000 carriers. BlueGrace is part of the technology portfolio of Warburg pincus, one of the world’s leading private equity firms. For more information on BlueGrace, visit www.mybluegrace.com.
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