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PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update March 29, 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.

      **The booking link is currently not working.  We are waiting for a new link from the venue and will send out a new link ASAP.  We apologize for the inconvenience.**

      ***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

      As We See It: March 2024

      What’s Going Right –Written By: ALC President Mike Albrecht

      This 3-word title could end with a period, an exclamation point, or a question mark. For this article, my intent is to stay with an exclamation point.

      I’ll set the stage for the “exclamation point” with a few facts as follows.

      Currently, over 56% of America’s 760 million acres of forest is privately held by approximately 10 million family forest owners. The vast majority of these private ownerships are east of the Mississippi. (The majority of these eastern forest landowners are well aware of the many western forestry challenges (debacles) and hope they stay… west!)

      The western loggers might choose the title to read “What’s Going Right?” with a question mark. Regardless, optimism can be found in the fact that the majority of America’s forests are privately owned and cared for by tree farmers across our country who see wisdom in managing for multiple uses, while profiting from a renewable resource… trees. I think if we can all “hang on” for a bit longer, America’s trees, and the loggers who harvest them, will soon be more highly valued.

      Here’s why I say that. Wood, in the form of lumber, the renewable resource and product we understand, is steadily becoming the world’s preferred building material. Alex de Rijke, director of the London-based cross-laminated timber (CLT) firm, dRMM, put it this way, “Timber is the new concrete… the 17th century was the age of stone, the 18th century was the peak of brick. The 19th century was the age of iron, and the 20th century the century of concrete. The 21st century will be the time for timber.”

      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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