Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Building Expansion

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Emerald Isle, N.C. (December 4, 2019) —Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions of Emerald Isle announce they will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their planned new building extension on Dec. 6.

It has been less than four years since Transportation Impact, which began in a surf shop’s broom closet in 2008, expanded from three suites in a strip mall to its existing headquarters, which was opened in spring 2016. The company has grown so rapidly — along the way earning a multitude of awards, including a remarkable seven consecutive listings on the Inc. 5000 — that the “new” building is already bursting at the seams.

The new extension will add 12,000 sq. ft., almost doubling the total space available to the companies from 13,000 sq. ft. to 25,000 sq. ft. The addition, at a length of 75 ft., will add 60 new workspaces (office or cubicle), as well as a 2,000 sq. ft. multipurpose room on the third floor that can be divided into three rooms: combination meeting room(s) for business functions and a banquet area for Caribsea functions. Caribsea is an upscale seafood restaurant on the third floor of the existing company building.

The groundbreaking ceremony will include a press conference with local media (press, radio, and television) followed by a steel beam signing in which the Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions team members will write their best wishes on the steel before the next phases of building begin.

“We are very excited about this expansion,” said Berkley Stafford, president, Transportation Impact. “Not only is it a great sign of the health and vibrancy of our companies, it’s also proof of our commitment to this wonderful corner of the world. We are very proud to be able to support this community by providing jobs and giving our time and resources. This is our home, and we’re planting firm roots.”

About Transportation Impact:

Transportation Impact, a 7-time Inc. 5000 honoree, leverages proprietary technology unique to the industry that ensures customers pay the lowest possible small parcel and LTL rates. Founded in 2008, the company has grown from 0 to 78 employees and nearly 900 customers. Currently TI manages over a billion dollars in logistics spend and has helped its customers save more than $370 million. TI has won many awards, including three consecutive placements on the North Carolina Fast 40 and the North Carolina 125/Grant Thornton NC 100, 2-time BBB Torch Award and Business NC Best Employer, Entrepreneur 360 Best Company, CAI Ovation Award, and Inc. magazine Best Workplaces 2017–19. For more information, visit

About First Flight Solutions

First Flight Solutions is a sister company to Transportation Impact and a 6-time Inc. 5000 honoree, as well as recipient of numerous other awards. FFS improves customers’ logistics operations through advanced TMS technology paired with an innovative “cost-based” negotiation strategy. Customers benefit from low small parcel and LTL rates, accurate invoice auditing, and optimized routing decisions on every shipment. The performance-based pricing model means customers only pay for actual savings realized. For more information, visit

Media contact:

Jillian Farrington
Transportation Impact
8921 Crew Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

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