BlueGrace Logistics, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, said it plans to add to its Illinois footprint and open a new office in Chicago.
The company will continue to operate its offices in Itasca at 900 N. Arlington Heights Road where it employs about 60 people. The Chicago location in the Chicago Board of Trade Building will add another 80 jobs, the company said.
The new office will open July 9, 2018 and support the continued strong growth BlueGrace has accomplished since its launch nine years ago.
"The unique layout of the existing office fits the BlueGrace culture of high energy and pursuing outrageous goals." said President and CEO Bobby Harris.
"The Midwest area is rich with young, college-educated talent, and Chicago is already an elite spot for the logistics industry. The proximity of public transportation and all of the other amenities of downtown Chicago alongside this location made this an easy and logical choice for our business growth strategy to recruit, hire, and train the best and brightest young talent available."
The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and has 10 regional offices across the United States.
BlueGrace has more than 500 employees and works with more than 10,000 customers to provide successful shipping solutions, the company has achieved explosive growth in its nearly 10-year operating history. Backed by a $255 million investment by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, the company operates 11 locations nationwide.