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PLC Member Weekly Update April 5, 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)

      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!  Below is the reservation link to book your room. Rates are good through 4/11/24 and while supplies last. If you would like to stay one night, you can adjust dates. Resort fee will be waived. If you would like to book a room for Wednesday, May 8th, please contact PLC at jessica@plcloggers.org and we will assist you in getting a room.

      *Please note, the booking link has been updated. Rooms are still available!

      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, Vivienne, this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Champion of the UVM Children’s Hospital. 

      To learn more about Vivienne and her story click here.  

      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!   


      The PLC is pleased to offer Logger, Fleet and CPR Training March 28th-May 17th! Any Supporting Member who would like to attend one of the trainings is welcome to visit! If you would like to do so, please email jessica@plcloggers.org.


      Welcome New Members

      Contractor Members

      Jeff Poczobut Logging of West Rutland, VT joined the PLC as a new Logging Contractor Member in March of 2024. The company has a professional staff of 1. For more information contact Jeff Poczobut at (802) 558-2408 or email loggerjmp@vermontel.net

      Michaud Timber Harvesting of Orono, ME joined the PLC as a new Affiliated Contractor in March of 2024. The company has a professional staff of 1. For more information contact Charles Michaud at (207) 231-0560 or email charlesm623c@gmail.com

      Supporting Member

      Transaxle, LLC of Westbrook, ME joined the PLC as a new Enhanced Supporting Member in March of 2024. The company is a premier remanufacturer of transmissions, axles, hydraulics, differentials, steering gears and steering pumps for on and off highway heavy equipment. The company is also an authorized service center for Eaton Road Ranger, Eaton Hydraulics, Char-Lynn Vickers, and Allison on and off highway applications. It is also a warranty center for Eaton Hydraulics, Muncie Power Products, and Dana Off Highway. For more information contact Rob Fortier at (207) 951-2443 or rfortier@transaxle.com

      Logging News

      The Logger’s Voice – Spring 2024 Edition

      Northeastern Loggers’ Association Expo 2024

      Maine News

      Vermont News

      Member Discounts

      Maine Trailer – Member Discount

      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.

      Preferred Supporting Members

      Enhanced Supporting Members