RIVERVIEW, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The logistics industry continues to flourish each year, with 70 percent of the industry showing positive sales growth for 2013. One of the fastest-growing logistics services firms, BlueGrace Logistics, closed out 2013 on an all-time high. To support the flourishing company's growth rate, the firm will begin enhancing their presence in the Chicago area immediately. The BlueGrace Talent Acquisition Blitz (TAB) will take place in Chicago, February 24-25, in an effort to scout new recruits. BlueGrace President and CEO, Bobby Harris, is expected to be in attendance.
For the first time ever, BlueGrace Logistics ranked on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list, as one of America's top franchise companies in 2014. The logistics firm increased its footprint in 2013 with 62 percent growth in that channel. Another 40new franchises are slated to open this year. Revenue is up approximately 20 percent over 2012.
As part of its 2014 growth strategy, BlueGrace is launching a new, state of the art franchise website to act as a resource center for prospective and established franchise owners. The new site will create a streamlined awarding process for new franchisees with all of the necessary tools and information located in one spot. Included in the site will also be an interactive corporate brand manual for franchisees, with new resourceful media published monthly. The site will officially be available on Friday, January 31, 2014.
"The goal of our interactive multi-media franchise site is to give prospective owners all the information they need to begin the process of being awarded a BlueGrace franchise," Harris said. "We have been continually improving our franchise business model and innovating new technologies and resources to benefit franchisees. The implementation of our new site will create simple and efficient guidelines, setting us apart from industry competitors."
Continuing its expansion in 2014, BlueGrace Logistics has franchise opportunities available in most states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. The company has indicated the following target markets primed for franchise growth: Los Angele and San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; Kansas City and St. Louis MO; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Oklahoma City, OK; Memphis, TN; San Antonio, TX; and Salt Lake City, UT. The BlueGrace franchise model provides initial and ongoing training, access to proprietary systems, business consulting and support. Additionally, all franchise partners have access to all of the company's superior carrier relationships and the opportunity to sell without territory restrictions.
From small business to enterprise level accounts, the company's technology and service offerings are unparalleled. Franchise opportunities with BlueGrace Logistics are perfect for entrepreneurs looking for a supportive platform. The brand provides a strong standard franchise model with levels of customization based on experience, industry knowledge and preferred service offerings.
BlueGrace Logistics offers best-in-class freight and shipping services to businesses throughout the United States using cutting-edge technology to simplify shipping processes. The company has relationships with thousands of transportation carriers throughout the United States, and offers services to businesses of all sectors and sizes.
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers across the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago, the franchise is known as a "hyper-growth" company with more than 400 percent growth since inception. BlueGrace Logistics launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 42 franchisees in 44 locations across the U.S. The company offers freight services such as Less Than Truckload (LTL), Truckload Services (TL), International and Domestic Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Supply Chain Management, State-of-the-Art Technology; Service Desk Support, and Auditing Services. For more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com.
Source: BlueGrace Logistics