Logistics Plus Acquires New 130K Square Foot Warehouse in Erie, PA

Logistics Plus Acquires New 130K Square Foot Warehouse in Erie, PA


Logistics Plus Acquires New 130K Square Foot Warehouse in Erie, PA

The new 1803 Pittsburgh Avenue facility gives the company nearly 300K total square feet of warehousing in Erie.

New Logistics Plus Erie PA Warehouse on Pittsburgh AvenueERIE, PA (November 3, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, has purchased a new warehouse located at 1803 Pittsburgh Avenue in Erie, Pennsylvania. The 130,000 square foot facility brings the company’s total commercial warehousing capacity in the area to nearly 300,000 square feet. Earlier this year, the company acquired the Times-News Building which has 88,000 square feet of storage space. Additionally, in partnership with its sister company, NTL, the company manages three additional Erie PA warehouses at 12th Street, 17th Street, and Greengarden Boulevard.

The 1803 Pittsburgh Avenue facility features include:

  • Nice, clean warehousing space with ample on-site parking
  • 6 interior docks, 1 exterior dock, and 1 on-grade door for loading/unloading
  • High ceilings with soon-to-be-installed racking and heavy-lift forklift capacity
  • Experienced, on-site warehouse management personnel and WMS
  • Conveniently located off I-79 near the I-90 intersection
  • Next-day access to nearly 60% of the U.S. population

Erie-Strong-Icon“The new Pittsburgh Avenue facility will enable us to better handle our growing warehouse business in the region,” said Jim Berlin, founder & CEO of Logistics Plus. “We remain committed to the growth and development of Erie as shown by our recent property investments here. Although we are a global company, we try to keep and manage as much business as we can locally to keep Erie strong.”

Learn more about the Logistics Plus Erie, PA warehouses at www.logisticsplus.com/erie-pa-warehouses.

About Logistics Plus Inc.

Logistics Plus Inc. provides freight transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence technology, and supply chain management solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. The company was founded over 24 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 strong passion for excellence, its 450 global 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.

Media Contact:
Scott G. Frederick
Vice President, Marketing
Logistics Plus Inc.
(814) 240-6881

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Logistics Plus Partners with WPSE Radio on Football Broadcasts

Logistics Plus Partners with WPSE Radio on Football Broadcasts

Logistics Plus Partners with WPSE Radio on Football BroadcastsLogistics Plus has once again partnered with WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio to bring a full slate of area high school, college, and NFL football games to radio airwaves in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a presenting sponsor, Logistics Plus will be mentioned prominently throughout each broadcast starting with tonight’s Browns game at 5:15 pm. All broadcasts can be heard locally on AM 1450 or FM 107.1; and most broadcasts (not NFL) can be streamed online at wpse.bd.psu.edu/listen-live. The sponsorship is a natural fit for Logistics Plus which has been a marquee sponsor for Best of Varsity Cup the past four years: the annual event that celebrates and honors the accomplishments of District 10 All-Area high school student-athletes and top performers.

Audio clips for three of the Logistics Plus “commercials” that will air during the games can be listened to below.

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The Logistics Plus sponsorship will entail over 100 football games, including 19 high school games (see schedule below), 9 Penn State University college games (schedule TBD), 15 Cleveland Browns games (see schedule below), and 59 additional NFL games (schedule TBD)!

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Logistics Plus Delivers PPE to Frontline Heroes

Logistics Plus Delivers PPE to Frontline Heroes

This is a reprint of the article that appeared in the August 2020 edition of Lake Erie Lifestyle magazine by Erie Times-News.

LEL-Aug-2020-ThumbnailLogistics Plus Delivers PPE to Frontline Heroes

Every employee at Logistics Plus prides themselves on finding solutions to the most difficult of transportation issues.

So, the Logistics Plus team didn’t hesitate to begin looking for solutions when a lack of PPE — or personal protective equipment — was putting frontline workers at risk during the first months of the COVID-19 crisis.

In the first uncertain days of the crisis, Logistics Plus Founder and CEO Jim Berlin created a COVID-19 Response Team. Their job was to find, buy, warehouse, and ship FDA-approved PPE to hospitals, care centers, nursing homes, fire departments, police departments, and schools throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. They even configured a warehouse facility in Erie to store and distribute PPE to essential organizations and businesses across the region.

The team faced challenges every step of the way, Berlin said. Soaring PPE demand meant last-minute canceled orders, quality control issues, and even attempted theft. In addition, the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation meant changing export rules in both China and the United States, and airport charters being overwhelmed by demand.

But the Logistics Plus team persevered, as it always does. And, as it always does, the Logistics Plus team delivered.

“I am so proud of my team,” Berlin said. “They successfully sourced, procured, transported, and delivered millions of pieces of PPE in record time. When no one could find and get these, we did.”


‘A beacon of light’

Customers, both new and old, were blown away by the ability Logistics Plus had to deliver PPE when they’d been unable to obtain it elsewhere. The company even delivered 1 million face-shields to the state of Pennsylvania.

“You are a beacon light during this time. On behalf of our team of caregivers, thank you for your kindness,” one hospital official emailed to the Logistics Plus team after obtaining PPE through the Erie-based logistics company.

Berlin is known for going above and beyond not just by his customers, but in his support of the city of Erie, where the company made its headquarters 24 years ago.

That’s why Erie Mayor Joe Schember knew Logistics Plus was the company to contact when the city was gifted 50,000 PPE masks from Erie’s sister city of Zibo, China. Logistics Plus facilitated the customs clearance and paperwork, took possession of the shipment, and then arranged complimentary transportation of the 23 cartons from Chicago to Erie at no extra cost to the city.

“Helping Mayor Schember and the city get these masks from Chicago to Erie and in the hands of our frontline government workers was an easy decision,” Berlin said. “Together we are ‘Erie Strong.’”


Click here for a preview of the article as it appeared in the magazine.



Jeremy Chaffee Joins Penn State Behrend as an Executive in Residence

Jeremy Chaffee Joins Penn State Behrend as an Executive in Residence

Congratulations to Jeremy Chaffee for recently being named as a Penn State Behrend Executive in Residence (EIR). Appointed by the director of the Black School of Business to renewable one-year terms, EIRs bring business and industry perspectives to the classroom environment, research projects, and learning-by-doing experiences. The EIRs are involved in speaking engagements and guest lecturing. They also lead workshops, serve on advisory boards, judge business competition entries, sponsor class projects, and mentor students. The five current EIRs are now as follows:

  • Ann Scott, Community Outreach Manager, Erie Insurance Group
  • Eugene Natali, CEO and Founder, Troutwood
  • Jeremy Chaffee, Director, North American Business and Operations, Logistics Plus Inc.
  • Steven D. Bugajski, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Steel
  • Daniel Levstek, President, MDL International



Flag Day 2020

Flag Day 2020

Erie, PA Headquarters

Every spring, Logistics Plus proudly raises flags from 50 countries atop Union Station – home of our global headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania. The flags – each representing the nationality of one of our employees or a country we do business in, have been a staple of the building since our founder, Jim Berlin, purchased it in 2003.

This year especially – in these uncertain and challenging times – Logistics Plus would like to wish everyone a happy Flag Day!  As a way of celebrating diversity around the world, and to show our appreciation for Flag Day, we’d like to share this short video showcasing an aerial view of the many flags flying at Erie’s historic Union Station.


If you want to learn more about our global headquarters and historic Union Station, check out these articles:

History: Union Station gets new life

History: Local Firm Buys Union Station

History: Erie Union Station in 2003

Union Station Flags and History

Union Station Celebrates Its 90th Birthday December 3rd 

Erie’s Union Station marks 90th year via Erie Times-News article

Bold Union Station gamble pays off for Erie | Erie Times-News

Jim Berlin Video Interviews – Part 5: Union Station in Erie, PA

Union Station designated a feature article on Wikipedia

Great American Stations Case Study | Erie Union Station