LP Helps Found Non-profit to Revitalize Erie’s Griswold Park

LP Helps Found Non-profit to Revitalize Erie’s Griswold Park

ESS Full ColorAs reported across various news outlets this weekend, Logistics Plus (LP) has helped found a non-profit organization called Erie’s Station Square Ltd. to rejuvenate the area around Erie’s historic Union Station and Griswold Park. Logistics Plus is making the initial $100,000 investment in the improvements to the Station Square District. Other businesses supporting the project include Great Lakes Insurance, Kellar’s Magic and Comedy Club, Rick Griffith Properties, The Brewerie at Union Station, and Lilly Broadcasting. Watch the local news broadcast replays below and then visit eriess.com for additional details.

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The image below is a concept drawing of the park renovations.

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There is also a good article by Erie Times-News online at GoErie.com.

Logistics Plus originally began bringing new life to the area when it acquired and renovated Erie’s dilapidated historic Union Station back in 2003 and made it its global headquarters for the years to come. Today, over 100 Logistics Plus employees work at Union Station, and it is the home to multiple other businesses, including Erie’s first micro-brewery.

Logistics Plus Sponsors Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards Program for a Fifth Consecutive Year

Logistics Plus Sponsors Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards Program for a Fifth Consecutive Year


Logistics Plus Sponsors Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards Program for a Fifth Consecutive Year

The virtual and on-demand awards show is scheduled to premiere at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Logistics Plus Sponsors Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards Program for a Fifth Consecutive YearERIE, PA (May 7, 2021) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that, for a fifth consecutive year, it is a marquee sponsor for the Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards, formerly known as Best of Varsity Cup. Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, and is presented, in part, by Erie Times-News/GoErie.com.

Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards is a nine-month student-athlete recognition program that culminates in a star-studded, on-demand broadcast show featuring the biggest names in professional sports and the top District 10 high school student-athletes from 45 high schools across 8 Counties. Honorees for 23 state-sanctioned sports will be announced throughout the year in the Erie Times-News and on the event website at sportsawards.usatoday.com/nwpa.

Along with the chance to be recognized in this regional awards show, top student-athletes may also be featured as honorees for the Pennsylvania High School Sports Awards program. Top selections for the statewide program will be announced July 15 on sportsawards.usatoday.com/pa.

“All of us at Logistics Plus are proud to be a part of the high school awards program for a fifth consecutive year,” said Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus.  “We are honored to recognize these amazing local athletes who share our passion for excellence. Many of our employees come from these local schools, so we’re big fans of Erie, and we’re big fans of sports. This is something these kids will cherish for the rest of their lives, and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

Visit the website to sign up for updates and honoree selections throughout the year. Stories about the selections and more program information also will be found at www.usatoday.com/sports/high-school-sports-awards.

About Logistics Plus Inc.

A 21st Century Logistics CompanyLogistics Plus Inc. is a 21st-century logistics company that provides freight transportation, Warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence, and supply chain management solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. The company was founded 25 years ago in Erie, PA, by local entrepreneur Jim Berlin. Today, Logistics Plus is a highly regarded, fast-growing, and award-winning transportation and logistics company. With a Passion For Excellence™, its employees put the “plus” in logistics by doing the big things properly, plus the countless little things, that together ensure complete customer satisfaction and success.

The Logistics Plus® network includes offices, warehouses, and agents located in Erie, PA; Akron, OH; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Chino, CA; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Des Moines, IA; Detroit, MI; Fort Worth, TX; Haslet TX; Houston, TX; Laredo, TX; Lexington, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Melbourne, FL; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Olean, NY; San Francisco, CA; Australia; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; China; Colombia; Czech Republic; Egypt; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Libya; Mexico; Netherlands; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Taiwan; Turkey; UAE; Ukraine; Uganda; and United Kingdom; with additional agents around the world For more information, visit www.logisticsplus.com or follow @LogisticsPlus on Twitter.


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Logistics Plus Delivers To Get The USS Gridley Back At Sea

Logistics Plus Delivers To Get The USS Gridley Back At Sea

USS Gridley

(The USS Gridley at Sea)

Logistics Plus completed the successful delivery of a Slewing Arm Davit (SLAD) from Michigan to Everett, Washington. This delivery hit close to home for Erie, PA-based Logistics Plus. The SLAD delivered to Washington was the single piece of missing equipment keeping the USS Gridley docked at the pier.  If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the warship is named in honor of Captain Charles Gridley, who was historically stationed in Erie over 150 years ago. Captain Gridley was in charge of the guns that fired the opening salvo at Manila Bay, Philippines (1898) after Admiral Dewey issued his famous words, “You may fire when ready, Gridley!”

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A native of Indiana, Captain Gridley began his military career at a young age. His class graduated a year ahead of schedule so that the young men could serve in the Civil War. He was stationed from 1871 to 1875 on the only United States Navy ship based on the Great Lakes at the time, the Michigan, in Erie, Pennsylvania. While stationed in Erie, he married Harriet. Throughout the city of Erie, PA, there are several references to Captain Gridley. A former elementary school was named after him and a community park (Gridley Park) where a monument still stands in his honor. When Captain Gridley passed away in 1898, services were held in Erie’s Cathedral of St. Paul church. He was then buried in Erie’s Lakeside Cemetary.

A Message From the Commanding Officer

Upon delivery of the SLAD, Bryan Schneider, the Commanding Officer of the USS Gridley, shared the following message with Logistics Plus Founder and CEO Jim Berlin.

Good morning – my name is Bryan Schneider, and I am the Commanding Officer of USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101).  I asked to contact the company who provided the transportation and drivers that transported the Slewing Arm Davit (SLAD) from Michigan to Everett, Washington, and was provided this email address.

What Jay and Eric did for the GRIDLEY was nothing short of amazing!  For context, the SLAD has been the single piece of equipment keeping GRIDLEY moored to the pier until it is repaired.  My team spent over 200-man hours trying to fix it, and it was finally determined to be unserviceable. Hence, it needed to be replaced.  Driving through the parts of the country they did, during the time they did, and encountering the weather they did really showed an unwavering commitment to their job and duty!

We are working under a time crunch to get it replaced and tested to allow GRIDLEY to get underway and do what she was built to do; fight! 

I gave Jay and Eric a hat and coin to thank them for the dangers they put themselves in to get this piece of equipment to me so my Sailors can continue to serve and protect the country. Still, I wanted to let you know I really appreciate everything they did for me and the GRIDLEY NATION.

With all my gratitude, I want to thank you, the company, and Jay and Eric for supporting GRIDLEY to get us back out to sea and to serve and defend this country!

Thank you!

Very Respectfully,

CDR Bryan Schneider
Commanding OfficerUSS GRIDLEY (DDG 101)

Fire When Ready!

Mr. Schneider also thanked Logistics Plus by sending autographed pictures of the USS Gridley along with handwritten notes showing his appreciation. The pictures and notes are now framed and hanging in the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters’ main lobby in Erie, PA.


Logistics Plus CEO Comments About Amazon in Erie

Logistics Plus CEO Comments About Amazon in Erie

Logistics Plus Founder and CEO Jim Berlin spoke to local media yesterday about the recent announcement that Amazon will be opening a new, final-mile fulfillment center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jim, and other local area leaders, say that an expansion like this can help other companies realize how Erie is an ideal location. According to Jim, one of the best parts of Erie is the easy access to larger cities.

“You think about it, 79 is a major highway south and 90 is a major highway east and west and we are right on that,” said Jim in the interview. “So it’s great for access. It’s great for Canada. You’re only an hour and a half from the Canadian border and a large population is East Coast. So I came out of the trucking business and we used to say you’re mostly two days away from the population by truck.”

Watch a video replay of the news segment below.


Logistics Plus is no stranger to Amazon having been selected as one of its original third-party logistics partners for the Amazon Solutions Provider Network in 2016 for international shipping services; with expanded services for Amazon sellers announced in 2018.

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Logistics Plus featured in the January 2021 Business Magazine

Logistics Plus featured in the January 2021 Business Magazine

Logistics Plus featured in the January 2021 edition of Business MagazineLogistics Plus is being featured with a cover story in the January 2021 edition of Business Magazine, a monthly publication of the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA). Business Magazine covers the most compelling human resource, legal and legislative issues facing employers today. As the only monthly business-to-business publication in the tri-state region, the Business Magazine serves as a critical information tool for employers located throughout northwest Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.

This month MBA is featuring Logistics Plus in an updated follow-up to its past cover stories from September 2018, January 2015, and August 2006. In the article Logistics Plus founder and CEO Jim Berlin discusses 2020 challenges, new successes, and the company’s upcoming 25th anniversary. The article also features interview comments from Logistics Plus COO Yuriy Ostapyak and SVP Gretchen Seth.

You can read the entire magazine online at https://issuu.com/mbabusinessmagazine/docs/businessmagazinejanuary2021/2 as well as a brief introduction online at http://www.mbabizmag.com/2021/01/04/logistics-plus-2/. You can also download or read the Logistics Plus cover story by clicking the image below.

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