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PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update April 12, 2024

PLC Events:

  • PLC Annual Meeting – One month Away! Register and Donate to the Auction Now!!
  • Introducing Kenzie – Children’s Miracle Network Champion of Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

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PLC Events

Register Now! Donate to the Auction!

We are one month away from the Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast (PLC)’s 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 is being held at a new exciting location, The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. Don’t delay, register now if you haven’t already!

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 (Contractors only)

Equipment Innovation Panel

John Godfrey, Godfrey Forest Products

Log A Load Auction with NASCAR Driver Ricky Craven

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

The PLC, which was created by Maine loggers to help Maine loggers, has from the very beginning also been about helping others, with a specific focus on kids. The generosity shown through PLC’s annual Log A Load for Kids fund-raising efforts is remarkable.  

This year we are determined to once again come through for the kids and their families served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Maine and, new this year as part of our expansion across the Northeast, Vermont.  

We are proud to introduce to you, Kenzie, this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Champion of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. 

At six months old, Kenzie’s parents felt that she was falling behind developmentally, and not reaching her milestones. Their family worked with doctors, specialists and physical therapists, and underwent genetic testing looking for answers. But before they had a clear picture, Kenzie had a seizure that lasted forty-five minutes. An ambulance transported Kenzie to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH), and she was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

In the months after that first hospital trip to BBCH, Kenzie was diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as an ultra-rare genetic disorder of the VPS13D gene. She now travels to Boston for regular care, but her father Kevin explains that it’s not a matter of if- only when- she will need emergency care at BBCH again.

Seizures and feeding tube issues cause most of Kenzie’s stays at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, and she’s often admitted through the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED). Kenzie’s family has an incredibly positive outlook though, as Kevin shares “In all these instances, the level of care at BBCH is bar none. Not only do they take such wonderful care of Kenzie, and her needs, but they also make sure the whole family is cared for. This hospital is like a big family, and we couldn’t imagine entrusting anyone else to care for our daughter in an emergency. State of the art, compassionate care, right here in our backyard.”

While not in the hospital or visiting her favorite doctors, Kenzie is such a vibrant and vivacious little girl. She loves sports, especially watching her favorite local baseball team, the Portland Sea Dogs and their mascot, Slugger, who is her “best friend forever.” Kenzie also enjoys music, whether it’s listening or making her own, and has a huge love of being outdoors, going to zoos and aquariums, and traveling. Kenzie’s family tries to take as many adventures together as possible, not knowing what challenges lie ahead.

Kenzie’s future, with this genetic disorder and the possible connections to mitochondrial disease, is very unknown. Therapies, procedures, and medications continue, but one thing is certain- she will need emergency care again- it is a part of her life. When that time comes, Kevin explains, “we know that BBCH will be waiting for us, to keep Kenzie strong, and keep her infectious smile and laughter going!”

If you are interested in donating to Log-A-Load to help support the children in need, click here and join us on May 10, 2024 in Rockport!!!  Let’s make miracles happen together! 

Logging News

The Logger’s Voice – Spring 2024 Edition

Northeastern Loggers’ Association Expo 2024

Maine News

Vermont News

Member Discounts

Maine Trailer – Member Discount

PLC Online Store

Looking for great PLC items and apparel? Gifts? First Aid packs, safety items and more? You will find them at the new PLC Online Store on our web site. Ordering is easy.


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! 

PLC Classified Section

Check out the equipment and job opportunities our members have listed at the LOGGING ZONE! 
If you are interested in placing a classified ad, please contact PLC Northeast by Email – office@plcloggers.org or call Vanessa at 207-688-8195.

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