BlueGrace Logistics to expand in Hanover County
- August 14, 2017
Richmond’s profile as a logistics center continues to rise with the announcement that a company serving the freight and shipping industry plans to expand its office space in Hanover County and double the size of its staff.
BlueGrace Logistics, which employs 20 local workers, plans to ramp up to 40 employees at its location at Brandy Hill Plaza in Mechanicsville, said Tim Salavejus, a regional vice president who works from the office. The company has signed a lease at 7443 Lee Davis Road for 7,400 square feet of space, with an option to expand to 15,000. The reason for the expansion is because BlueGrace's corporate headquarters, based in Riverview, Fla., decided to make Richmond a regional office. "Virginia is central to the mid-Atlantic, and Virginia is a business friendly location," Salavejus told Virginia Business.
BlueGrace moved into the Mechanicsville office several weeks ago.
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics is a full-service, third-party logistics provider. It uses web-based technology to help businesses manage freight costs.
“BlueGrace Logistics adds to the strong supply chain community already here in the Richmond Region,” Barry Matherly, president and CEO of Greater Richmond Partnership, said in a statement. “RVA’s location is one of our natural strengths, and logistics is second-nature to us as evidenced by the 959 supply chain companies that employ more than 29,000 employees in the Richmond region.”
Salavejus says the company is looking for people in sales, sales manager and customer support positions.
BlueGrace’s expansion is the second announcement this month for the area’s logistics industry. California-based Panattoni announced earlier that it plans to build nearly 1 million square feet of speculative warehouses in two phases on 62 acres of land it acquired along Commerce Road across from the Richmond Marine Terminal.