SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 09, 2017 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Erie, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Logistics Plus, Inc., a worldwide supply chain management company, to meet with employees and view the company’s plans for the expansion of its headquarters in the City of Erie.“It’s exciting to be in Erie touring another thriving company,” said Governor Wolf. “I am committed to supporting the growing business climate in region and love to see first-hand what an innovative company like Logistics Plus has planned for the future.”Coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, last month, Logistics Plus announced its plans to expand and create 44 new, family-sustaining jobs in Erie. Today, the governor toured the company’s facility and planned expansion site. The expanded facility will allow for the handling of all logistics for clients, from order intake to shipping and installation.“Logistics Plus has grown from a three-person operation in 1996, to a global organization, employing over 130 people in Erie alone. We are grateful to Governor Wolf and the commonwealth for acknowledging our efforts to attract and retain local graduates,” commented Gretchen Seth, Senior VP of International. “Our CEO Jim Berlin calls it the ‘brain gain’.”Logistics Plus Inc. is a worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, global logistics, and supply chain solutions. Founded in Erie by local entrepreneur Jim Berlin 20 years ago, Logistics Plus employs over 400 people and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing transportation and logistics companies in the country. On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Logistics Plus Inc.
–Windies level series 1-1Opener Lendl Simmons cracked a half-century as West Indies trounced India by 8 wickets to level the T20 series 1-1, following their defeat in game one.India racked up an imposing 170 for 7 in their 20 overs, thanks mainly to middle-order batsman, Shivam Dube, who led the way with 54 off 30 balls.Dube hit three fours and 4 maximums while wicket-keeper Rishbah Pant scored an unbeaten 33 in support of his partner.Windies seamer Kesrick Williams and leg-spinner, Hayden Walsh Jr, starred with two wickets apiece.Hayden Walsh Jr celebrates a dismissal ©(BCCI)Simmons then made light work of a seemingly stiff target by smashing four fours and as many sixes in his unbeaten 67 from 45 balls; leading the chase as they ended on 173 for 2.His countryman and fellow opening partner, Evin Lewis, was also aggressive, adding 73 with Simmons while hitting three fours and three big sixes in his 40.The pair of Guyanese Shimron Hetymer, who smoked 23 off 14, and the returning Nicholas Pooran who blasted an 18-ball 38 not out, saw the Windies to safety in 18.3 overs.The 3rd T20 bowls off in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Clifton Ross)