Team Quality Services Investing in Auburn

Posted: Updated:
(Rendering provided by the IEDC.) (Rendering provided by the IEDC.)

Auburn-based Team Quality Services Inc. says it will invest $2.8 million to expand its headquarters. The industrial consulting company plans to double its DeKalb County workforce with up to 20 additional employees by 2021. The 14,000 square-foot expansion, TQS says, will more than triple its current footprint in Auburn and include space that will be available for lease.

The company's customers include manufacturers with a presence in Indiana such as Honda, Subaru, Toyota and General Motors. The new facility is scheduled to open in October 2019.

Founder and President Chris Straw says "we are thankful and excited that our expanding business has allowed us the opportunity to join in the revitalization that we are seeing in downtown Auburn. In today's business climate, all of these improvements in our community are crucial to attracting and retaining a talented workforce."

TQS plans to add sales and operations positions as it looks to grow its North American clients base. It works with customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has expertise in the automotive, healthcare, medical device and aerospace industries. TQS has been offered up to $160,000 in conditional tax and training incentives through the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

You can connect to more about the planned expansion by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • How to Find a New Audience After Hitting a Marketing Plateau

      It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond

      The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s. 

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      U.S. Steel Cuts Jobs, Low Price Imports Partially to Blame

      Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel has announced it will idle its tin mill operations in East Chicago, affecting nearly 300 workers, half of which will lose their jobs. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report U.S. Steel blames the layoffs on the Del Monte food company which announced its own mass layoffs. 

    • Lucy Schaich

      City of Bloomington Promotes Schaich

      The city of Bloomington has promoted Lucy Schaich to volunteer network coordinator, a program of the Community and Family Resources Department.  She served as assistant coordinator from 2000 until 2018, when she became the volunteer network’s interim director. Schaich is a graduate of Indiana University. 

    • Gas City Startup Helping Hemp Farmers

      Last month, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp and a Gas City-based startup is being aggressive in being among the first to take advantage of market opportunities. Heartland Harvest Processing is helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products, including CBD. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman says the first hemp harvest under the new law is expected to begin next month. In an interview with Business of Health...

    • (photo courtesy of Wes Mills)

      Ethanol Plant to Stop Production, POET Blames EPA

      Ethanol production at an Indiana biofuels plant will be stopped and the owner blames Environmental Protection Agency policies and the oil refining industry. South Dakota-based POET Energy announced the plant in Cloverdale will be placed in “idle production” within several weeks, though no date has been set. The ethanol producer says 100’s of local jobs will be impacted, but the news release did not specifically mention “layoffs” at this point.