House unanimously adopts Merski resolution naming June 28 as ‘National Logistics Day’

Recognizes importance of logistics to business community

HARRISBURG, June 19 – The House today unanimously adopted a resolution designating June 28 as “National Logistics Day,” according to the resolution’s author and prime co-sponsors, state Reps. Bob Merski, Ryan Bizzarro, and Pat Harkins, all D-Erie.

Merski said he introduced H.R. 395 to highlight the essential role logistics – the coordination of complex operations involving many people, facilities or supplies – plays in the success of modern business.

“Successful companies share at least one important trait – they all manage to get their product to the market smoothly, efficiently and on time,” Merski said. “Regardless of the means used to store, ship and deliver goods, it’s clear our modern economy cannot function without logistics. I’m delighted the House unanimously adopted my resolution recognizing the vital role logistics plays, and I’m equally pleased that representatives of Erie-based Logistics Plus – a state-of-the art provider of logistics worldwide – could be here to see the resolution adopted.”

Bizzarro agreed, saying, “Companies like Logistics Plus play a key role, not only in helping businesses throughout the world efficiently deliver their products, but in keeping our regional economy thriving. We’re so glad to support the efforts of this key area employer as it works to champion the cause of recognizing ‘National Logistics Day.”

Harkins said that he understands from personal experience the importance of efficient delivery of goods. “While working as a driver for United Parcel Service for 25 years, I came to understand the vital importance of coordinated, efficient delivery of goods and the impact its success or failure can have – not just on a company but on its consumers, its employees, their families and the entire community. I’d glad to see the importance of logistics recognized today.”

Guests from Logistics Plus attending the vote included Scott Frederick, the company’s vice president of marketing; Gretchen Blough, manager of custom broker solutions; Josh Nkomo, export services specialist; and Adam Mook, manager of the Compliance Department and training.