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Logistics Plus named to Inc. 5000 List
ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 7, 2014 – Inc. magazine recently included Logistics Plus Inc. on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
In addition to ranking #3599 overall on the Inc. 5000 list …
- Logistics Plus was the #8 fastest growing company for its revenue range in the Logistics & Transportation Industry
- Logistics Plus ranked as #132 for businesses based in Pennsylvania
- Logistics Plus was ranked #1 in its revenue range among Logistics & Transportation based in Pennsylvania
- Logistics Plus was ranked #1 among businesses based in Erie, Pennsylvania
“I am proud of the work our 300 plus employees do around the world each and every day to help our customers with their domestic and global logistics needs,” said Jim Berlin, chief executive officer and owner of Logistics Plus. “People often ask me what the ‘plus’ in Logistics Plus stands for. It means that our people do all of the unique little things that our customers often don’t ask for but appreciate in the end because it makes their jobs simpler and their logistics more affordable; things like import and export trade compliance consulting, shipment booking, and tracking, and negotiating great rates on their behalf with top transportation carriers.”
The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.
About Logistics Plus Inc.
Logistics Plus Inc. is a worldwide provider of freight management, global logistics, and specialized business solutions. Founded in Erie, PA by entrepreneur Jim Berlin nearly 20 years ago, today we help our clients with air, ground, sea, and rail transportation through a comprehensive network of offices located around the world. Working as your 3PL or 4PL partner, Logistics Plus® offers simple, reliable, and affordable solutions, including less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload brokerage, air, and ocean freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, project cargo, import/export, and global trade compliance services. With a strong passion for excellence, our 300+ employees put the “plus” in logistics by doing the extra little things needed to ensure your success.
Logistics Plus Inc. has U.S. offices in Erie, PA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Lexington, NC; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX, Laredo, TX; and Houston, TX. Logistics Plus has global offices in Australia; Belgium; Canada; Chile; China; Columbia; Czech Republic; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Libya; Malaysia; Mexico; Poland; Singapore; Turkey; United Kingdom; and additional agents around the world.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000
About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/
The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/
Scott G. Frederick
Vice President, Marketing
Logistics Plus Inc.