‘CEOs Speak’ by Charlie Katz Featuring Jim Berlin from Logistics Plus

‘CEOs Speak’ by Charlie Katz Featuring Jim Berlin from Logistics Plus

Bitbean’s Executive Creative Director Charlie Katz interviewed hundreds of CEOs from across the nation to learn how they plan to navigate and build their businesses in spite of the challenges. Those interviews, including one with Logistics Plus Founder & CEO Jim Berlin, have been consolidated into one definitive eBook called “CEOs Speak: Shaking Their Fists at COVID-19.” In his introduction, Mr. Katz says, “In reflecting on their stories, I asked myself whether there is one core thread that ties them all together. I believe there is. Realistic Optimism.

You can read the entire eBook online by clicking the image below. The Jim Berlin excerpt appears on page 375 with a link to the complete online interview from a couple of months ago.

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Jim Berlin Featured on ‘Giving You The Business’ News Segment

Jim Berlin Featured on ‘Giving You The Business’ News Segment

giving you the businessJim Berlin, Founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, was featured on Erie News Now Giving You The Business news segment this week.  Erie News Now has partnered with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership to highlight different Erie area businesses every Monday.

In this segment, Jim discusses the various solutions Logistics Plus provides our clients, the company’s way of thinking outside the box, hiring students from local universities, and more. In the interview, Jim said that, “It’s the company’s can-do spirit that has led to continued growth over the years.”

Watch the full news segment here: www.erienewsnow.com/logistics-plus-giving-you-the-business


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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Gretchen Seth Appears as a Guest on Freightwaves Radio

Gretchen Seth Appears as a Guest on Freightwaves Radio

Gretchen.SethGretchen Seth, International SVP for Logistics Plus, appeared as a guest on Freightwaves Radio on the Road Dog Trucking channel of SiriusXM this past Saturday afternoon. Gretchen spoke with host Tim Dooner about how the new Logistics Plus Medical division, dba LP Med™, is leveraging its global connections, logistics expertise, warehousing capacity, and transportation knowledge to do some good and creative things on the personal protective equipment (PPE) front. Gretchen also discussed other optics, such as LP’s origins, recent tech trends, hiring challenges, and the reason why 50 country flags fly on top of Union Station in downtown Erie. Subscribers to SiriusXM can listen to a replay of the broadcast on-demand online (as shown below) or via the SiriusXM app.


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.

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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.