Forward Air Picks Up Total Quality for $66M

Total Quality provides temperature-control and distribution services

Forward Air Corp. (Nasdaq: FWRD) has purchased Total Quality Inc. for $66 million.

Grand Haven, Mich.-based Total Quality provides security and temperature-control services to the pharmaceutical and life science industries, including temperature controlled distribution services. The company transports medicine that requires refridgeration, among other things.

The purchase price could increase by $5 million based on Total Quality’s performance through 2014.

Forward Air, headquartered in Greeneville, Tenn., operates in two segments, Forward Air Inc. and Forward Air Solutions Inc. Forward Air Inc. is a service contractor for the air cargo industry. Forward Air Solutions provides distribution services. 


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