207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update March 8, 2024

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      Sponsor the PLC’s Biggest Event of the Year!

      On behalf of the Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of the Northeast, I am excited to invite you to participate in and sponsor our 29th annual meeting on May 9th & 10th, 2024. 

      This year’s meeting is being held at The Samoset Resort, in Rockport, ME. In 2023, we raised over $127,000 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!!!  As a sponsor of our Annual Meeting, you can take an active role in helping us surpass our goal. You will also be recognized by more than 200 logging companies, other Supporting Members and their employees. 

      To help, please fill out the Sponsorship Registration form or register online at https://plcloggers.org/annual-meeting-sponsorship/ to become a sponsor for this year’s event. If you have any questions, contact our Membership Services Coordinator, Renee’ Wright at renee@plcloggers.org or call 207-688-8195. 

      We look forward to teaming up with you again as we bring “cutting edge” information, advocacy and continued education to the Northeast’s professional logging contractors while raising money for a great cause – Log A Load for Kids. Thank you for supporting the PLC of the Northeast and I look forward to seeing you on May 9th & 10th in Rockport!


      This year, the PLC Annual Meeting, Dinner, Awards Ceremony and Live Log A Load Auction will be held on May 9 – 10, 2024 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport!  Please be sure to block the dates in your calendars.

      We are planning for a fun social event on Thursday, so stay tuned for more updates.

      Below is the reservation link for early booking information.

      Reservation Booking Link:

      Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast

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      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

      Weather related losses have been mounting for Vermont loggers for months now as they grapple with severe storms and abnormally warm and wet conditions year-round, yet no relief programs currently exist to help the industry.

      The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of the Northeast trade association is now working with Vermont legislators, officials, and state agencies including the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation to explore options for assisting logging contractors in dealing with the unusual weather devastating their industry.

      “Vermont logging contractors have been hit with a relentless series of weather challenges over the past year and a half, starting with an abnormally warm winter in 2022-2023, continuing with exceptionally wet conditions for the spring and summer last year including major flooding in July, and ending with more flooding in December that has been followed by another unusually warm and wet winter,” Dana Doran, Executive Director of the PLC, said. “These conditions have often made it difficult or impossible to harvest and haul timber, cutting productivity while driving up uncompensated costs as loggers must work harder to protect forest health and water quality.”

      Damage to roads and bridges from severe flooding in Vermont like that which occurred in July and December of 2023 has had a major impact on the ability to harvest wood and move it to markets. Persistently rainy conditions have made many forested areas too wet to harvest and required time consuming and expensive efforts on the part of logging contractors to protect water quality and soils in others. The lack of deeply frozen ground in the winters is having a chilling effect on operations and profitability, and as February ended with more heavy rains and temperatures well above freezing, logging contractors appeared to be heading into an early and unproductive spring, where their equipment and employees would be idled.

      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