Fresh Faces: Blue Eagle Logistics, Inc. Chamber News January 30, 2019 Fresh Faces Blue Eagle Logistics Inc. Scranton, PA Member since 2018 www.blueeaglelogistics.com Andy Plank What inspired you to start your business? As a child, I spent many Saturdays as a child with my father, Bob Plank, as he dealt with his weekly paperwork in the trucking field, where he worked for more than 35 years. After 25 years in the corporate world, my wife and I wanted to return to the area and when the opportunity presented itself to purchase a logistics company, I knew it was the right fit for me, What do you like about doing business locally? Blue Eagle logistics fills a niche for local businesses who want to make sure that their time-sensitive freight is handled safely. The shipments we handle are expedited to fill an important need, such as delivering a part required to keep a manufacturing plant running, a hospital machine needed for a patient’s specialty testing, medicine being air freighted to someone in need, or even a family’s Christmas gift arriving in time for the holiday. Why did you decide to join the Chamber? The Chamber’s role in organizing groups such as the Logistics and Supply Chain Partnership Meeting through Skills in Scranton to identify and resolve critical industry issues is an important need to sustain our area. Providing programs like Engage! to communicate resources to assist business and industry with local and state resources is also very worthwhile. We want to be part of this movement to further spur our area’s continued growth.