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PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update March 22, 2024

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      PLC Events

      Registration Now Open!

      Register for the PLC’s Biggest Event of the Year!

      The Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast (PLC) is excited to invite you to participate in our 29th Annual Membership Meeting and Log A Load for Kids Auction on May 9th – 10th, 2024, presented by Acadia Insurance, Cross Insurance, and United Construction and Forestry. This year’s meeting, which we believe is the PLC’s biggest in history, is being held at a new exciting location, The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.

      In 2023, we raised over $127,723 for Log A Load for Kids & Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, through our dinner and auction.  Our goal in 2024 is to exceed that total, and we hope that you can help us make miracles happen!  This year, we are also excited to announce a new partnership with the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington as we expand our Log A Load reach and look forward to sharing our generosity with children in Vermont.

      Registration is now open for the 2024 PLC 29th Annual Membership Meeting, Dinner and Log A Load Auction! Don’t delay, register now by clicking the link below!

      May 9th

      Splinters and Spirits Tour – Robbins Lumber and Local Brewery, Winery, & Distillery Tours

      Evening Social Gathering – The Samoset Clubhouse

      May 10th

      Full PLC Board Meeting and Elections

      Equipment Innovation Panel

      Log A Load Auction with NASCAR Driver Ricky Craven

      PBS America’s Forests TV Show Premiere Featuring The Mallett Brothers Band


      Book Your Room Now!

      Hotel discounts available through 04/08/24 while space lasts

      Samoset Resort – $169 – $239 (Meeting location, rate for 5/9 & 5/10)

      220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856

      (Group Code)—051024plcm

      (866) 258-7247 The resort fee will be waived at checkout.

      ***If you only plan to stay 1 night, be sure to adjust the dates accordingly***

       Questions? Email office@plcloggers.org 

      Do you know a person or business involved in the logging industry who ought to be recognized for service to the community, outstanding professionalism or service to the industry? If you do, please NOMINATE THEM for one of the PLC’s annual awards.

      PLC Logging Contractor of the Year Award – The PLC Logging Contractor of the Year award recognizes a PLC Logging Contractor for their commitment to the sustainability of the industry and logging as a profession.

      PLC Community Service Award – This Award is given annually to a PLC member, Supporting Member or affiliated organization that has demonstrated a significant commitment to giving back to their community.

      PLC Supporting Member of the Year Award – The PLC Supporting Member of the Year Award is presented annually to a PLC Supporting Member who has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment to logging contractors in the Northeast.

      Nominations should be received no later than March 29, 2024.

      Awards will be presented at the PLC Annual Meeting on May 10 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME.

      A list of previous winners is available HERE


      Logging News

      Warm, muddy winter wreaks havoc on logging industry – WCAX

      The PLC is proud to report that the Vermont House Ag. Committee took a unanimous vote on Friday to endorse H. 624, An Act Relating to Providing Assistance to the Forest Economy. The bill, which includes $1 million to assist Vermont logging contractors with climate resilience measures and $45,000 for Master Logger scholarships, will now go the House Appropriations Committee this week for deliberations.

      Thank you, PLC Board Members, Sam Lincoln of Lincoln Farm Timber Harvesting and Jack Bell of Long View Forest Inc., for your hard work on this legislation and to the Vermont General Assembly for recognizing the challenging operating conditions that contractors are facing. We remain hopeful that some much needed assistance will soon be available to loggers in Vermont.

      Maine Employer Summit

      What: A one-day event for employers looking for resources and solutions to workforce challenges hosted by the State of Maine in partnership with the Maine State Workforce Board.

      When: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

      Where: Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

      Who should attend: Employers looking for resources and solutions to workforce challenges.

      Why attend: 

      • Connect with other employers, government agencies and State of Maine resourcesto help with workforce opportunities
      • Discuss how to break down barriers to attracting & hiring specific communities
      • Share best practices, challenges, and innovationsin creating a more inclusive, sustainable workforce

      Northeastern Loggers’ Association Expo 2024

      Maine News

      Vermont News

      ALC Member Discounts

      PLC Members, because the PLC is a member of the American Loggers Council YOU are entitled to special discounts! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

      Fabian Oil Discount

      Wallingford’s Discounts

      Maine Trailer Discounts

      PLC Members get a 5% discount on culverts purchased at Treeline and Frank Martin & Sons

      Hale Trailer discounts for PLC Members on new trailer purchases! Call Neal at 207-232-7969 for details!


      Cross Arena Discounts for PLC! 

      Preferred Supporting Members

      Enhanced Supporting Members