207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast

PLC Releases Results of Member Survey for December 18th Storm

This week the PLC released results of a survey of Member companies in Maine showing the severe and ongoing financial losses from the powerful Dec. 18 storm. Results of the survey were also presented by PLC Executive Director Dana Doran Monday at a stakeholder meeting with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree for a roundtable discussion in Portland with other agricultural stakeholders to discuss the impact of recent storms on the state’s farms and the logging industry. The press release summarizing the survey and a link to the survey itself may be found HERE.

 PLC Hosts University of Maine School of Forest Resources Winter Camp

PLC Members and Master Logger companies Madden Sustainable Forestry of Milford and Balanced Forestry of Montville hosted visits by University of Maine School of Forest Resources students who are participating in the university’s annual weeklong Forest Operations Winter Camp this week. Company owners Derek Madden and Brian Bell joined PLC Executive Director Dana Doran and Northeast Master Logger Certification Program® Executive Director Ted Wright sharing the challenges loggers face and the expertise they bring to proper forest management as well as the value of Master Logger Certification with these future foresters. Following presentations in the morning at UMaine, students visited active logging jobs in Greenbush and Knox. It was a great day!

Maine PLC Legislative Breakfast – RSVP Today!

Sponsorship Opportunities for  2024 Spring Safety Training for Drivers, Loggers and Mechanics

We could not provide these trainings year after year without the support of companies like you and assistance with underwriting the expense is essential to their success.  Sponsorship of the 2024 PLC safety trainings is also a great opportunity to show your company’s support for our members and your vested interest in the safety of their employees.

Marketing for this year’s training will be distributed to our members the first week of February through direct mail, e-mail, our website, Facebook, and our magazine. Your participation will also be highlighted during the classes and in all accompanying promotional material.

We will hold twelve training days throughout the Northeast during April and May for more than 100 of our member companies and 1,000 of their employees. Sponsors are always welcome to attend the training days and to set up an informational table. This year we will also have one training in Hartland, VT!

New opportunity for 2024 – Off-Road Safety Signs – we will be printing and distributing a road sign for our members to post at the entrance to log yards and logging roads and you will have the opportunity to include your company logo on these signs.


We will be sending out promotional material to the membership the first week of February.  If your company can sponsor,  please let me know by COB on Friday, Jan. 19 to ensure your company is included on any/all promotional material that is sent out.

Current Sponsors & Available Sponsorship Levels:

Thank you to our current sponsors!

_____ Presenting Sponsor/s Fleet & Logger – $3,500 – Acadia & Cross Insurance

_____ Lunch Sponsor – Logger – Barry Equipment

_____ Lunch Sponsor – Fleet – $3,000

_____ Logging & Trucking Safety Sign Sponsors/s (Limit 2) – $2,500 – United Insurance

_____ Breakfast Sponsor – Logger – $2,000 – United Construction & Forestry

_____ Break Sponsor/s Fleet & Logger- $1,500 – Maine Trailer

_____ Breakfast Sponsor Fleet – $1,200 – Whited

_____ Safety Prize Sponsor/s Fleet & Logger – $1,000 – Readfield Insurance, United Construction & Forestry

If you would like to sponsor the 2024 Safety Trainings, please contact:

Jessica Clark

Email: jessica@plcloggers.org 

Phone: (207) 688-1895

Thank you for your support!!



PLC Contractor Member Discounts, Promotions & Offers – Free Advertising Opportunity for PLC Supporting Members in 2024!

One of the best ways to reach PLC Contractor Members and attract their business is to offer a discount or promotion for “PLC Members Only”.

We promote the offers by:

  • Sending them to Contractor Members by email weekly
  • Listing them on our website
  • Giving them to new PLC members
  • Sharing them online through Facebook
  • Listing and highlighting them in the PLC Member Handbook
  • Featured in Ads that you place in the Loggers Voice

List of the current offers:

  • Allegiance Trucks: Up to a $4000 rebate offered to PLC of Maine Members on International trucks, available at participating dealers. Contact Gary. 207- 834-6186 www.allegiancetrucks.com
  • Anderson Equipment: 3% online parts ordering discount including free ground freight (on orders over $300 and weighing under 75 lbs.) Contact John. 207-478-2393 www.andersonequip.com
  • Brenntag Lubricants Northeast: No Charge Loaned Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Electric Pump/Meter/Tote with Brenntag UltraPure DEF Bulk Supply Agreement. Contact us today to learn more at (207) 274-0198 or www.brenntag.com/lubricants/ 
  • Canadian Chains: Free shipping on chains to PLC Members. Contact Jason. 207-858-0690 www.canadianchainsusa.com
  • Dennison Lubricants: Free Pail of Oilzum Bar & Chain Oil with the purchase of a Rotella T4, T5 or T6 Drum . www.denlube.com
  • Fabian: Call 207-465-2000 for special PLC members and their employees home heating pricing. www.fabianoil.com
  • FA Peabody: Free Workers Compensation Modification Review. 207-521-5724 www.fapeabody.com
  • Freightliner of Maine: Western Star- Up to a $3000 rebate offered to PLC of Maine Members, available at all participating dealers. Contact Tracy. 207-945-6451 www.freightlinerofmaine.com
  • Haix: $35 off any boot $224 or more, use code “PLC”. Order online – haix.com
  • HALE Trailer: PLC Member Pricing call Neal for details 207-772-8272. haletrailer.com
  • Maine Pellet Fuels Association: 20% off Membership for PLC Members. 207-752-1392  mepfa.org
  • Maine Timber Mats: Exclusive PLC Member pricing on timber mats. 207-628-2054  www.mainetimbermats.com
  • Maine Trailer: *10% DISCOUNT* On all Load Straps, Winches, and Cables for PLC Members; *FREE* Log Trailer Inspection with Sticker. 207-848-5718  www.mainetrailer.com
  • Pelletier Manufacturing: 10% discount on all Pelletier Manufactured parts & free inspections on any Pelletier Log Trailer purchased 2020 or after. Contact Jeff. 207-723-6500 pelletiermanufacturing.com
  • Readfield Ins Agency: Free, no obligation review of your current insurance program and coverage. Contact Mark. 207-620-7276 www.readfieldinsurance.com
  • Treeline Service Center: Offering a 5%-member discount on Soleno culverts and drainage products. Mats –  8”x4’x16’ hardwood and a variety of size hemlock mats available! Contact Whitney at 794-2044 ext. 210 to order and for PLC Members to ask for PLC Member Pricing. . treelineinc.biz
  • Wallingford’s Inc.: Exclusive member benefits for PLC members! Please call for details. 207-465-9575 https://wallingfords.com/
  • Windy Ridge: Free shipping on tire chains – for PLC of Maine members only. Call Tim – 603-323-2323. 

Thank you to all the companies that currently offer a discount!

We are in the process of updating these offers for publication in our Member Handbook, which will be sent out to the membership by February 1, 2024.  If you have any changes to your offers, please let me know as soon as possible or by Friday, January 19, 2024 to be included in the Handbook. I have also attached details about our additional advertising opportunities for your reference.

What would your company like to offer PLC Members in 2024?  Let us know and we will get the word out for you!

The Northeastern Loggers Association is now accepting nominations for industry achievement awards through January 31, 2024!

Awards Program

Through its annual awards program, NELA strives to recognize significant achievement in eleven categories. A maximum of one award will be given in each category. There may be circumstances when no awards are given in a category or categories. A plaque will be awarded in each of the categories.

To be eligible for one of those awards, or to make a nomination, the person or organization need not be a member of the Northeastern Loggers’ Association. An individual can nominate themselves or their organization, or it may be done by an outside party. The nominee must reside or conduct business in the Northeast and Lake States. Awards are presented each year at the Loggers’ Banquet held just prior to the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Exposition. Look for the call for nominations in The Northern Logger and Timber Processor.

More information is available at https://www.northernlogger.com/awards/.

Submitting a Nomination

Nominations must be received by January 31, 2024. You can also get your nomination started over the phone, so feel free to call at (315) 369-3078 with any questions.

Award Categories:

Outstanding Logging Operator

Outstanding Sawmill Operator

Outstanding Industry Advocate

Outstanding Wood Manufacturer

Outstanding Service to the Forest Industry

Outstanding Management of Resources

Outstanding Leadership in Industry

Outstanding forest products trucking operator

Outstanding Contributions to Forest Industry Education

Outstanding Use of Wood

Outstanding Contribution to Safety

Save The Date!

PLC Annual Meeting May 9-10, 2024


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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Northeastern Loggers’ Association Expo 2024

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.


Safety Resources

Cross Insurance TPA – Feb SIG Training 2-7-24 

Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace

Presented by: Career Management Associates

Is your workplace a positive, uplifting place to be, or do you feel your energy levels drop the moment you enter the door? Negativity can become a vicious cycle where everyone feels irritable and discouraged, leading to higher employee turnover, lower employee engagement, and ultimately decreased productivity. Negativity in the workplace directly impacts individual employees, the team, and the organization itself. This interactive workshop starts with workplace negativity and its causes, and then discusses strategies on how to rebuild trust, stop enablement, hold people accountable, and best practices for long term positive success.

Who Should Attend?  Managers/Supervisors; Human Resource Directors; Safety Coordinators

Program Fee:  $75/pp

Registration Information

To register for the February 7th session, please copy and paste the link listed below to your web browser.  If this does not work return to the original email and select the link located there. 


Please register by January 24th.  Maximum of 80 attendees per session. 

If you have any questions or issues with registering, please e-mail us at


Note: In case of inclement weather, please call 1-800-698-3267 Ext 1021 to get a recorded message about training cancellation.


Workplace safety and labor law requirements can seem complex – join the Maine Department of Labor for no-cost upcoming trainings!

To view all January 2024 classes, visit their website at www.safetyworksmaine.gov    

Register and browse more SafetyWorks! classes: https://www.safetyworksmaine.gov/training/scheduled_classes/register.shtml

If you have questions about safety or upcoming classes, reach out to SafetyWorks! at 1-877-SAFE-345 or general.bls-safetyworks@maine.gov.

If you have questions about Wage and Hour compliance, please reach out to the Wage and Hour Division at 207-623-7900 or bls.mdol@maine.gov, or visit www.maine.gov/labor/bls/.

New Small PLC Operator/Driver First Aid Pack!

In response to demand for a smaller/”must have in an emergency” first aid pack to be stored in a machine or pickup, the PLC has created a new Operator/Driver First Aid Pack.

  • Contains “must have in an emergency” bleeding control items 
  • One pack is recommended per machine/truck 
  • Detachable velcro panel ideal for mounting in a machine or truck
  • Meets OSHA requirements for a logging first aid kit
  • Supplements PLC’s larger first aid back pack but is not a replacement

The PLC Member price is $69 plus tax and shipping (if it is not picked up by the contractor or delivered by the PLC). Color RED

More information on the pack and its contents is available HERE. 

Get yours now by clicking HERE!

PLC Crew First Aid Backpack

Still available – This first aid pack was designed for the PLC members to provide you with the supplies you need for a crew in the woods. PLC Member Price – $299 plus tax and shipping (Free Pick-up available) – Color – RED

To order Click HERE

CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens certification: Did you know your employees are required to have this training every two years? If your employees need this training in 2023, contact Jessica at Jessica@maineloggers.com or 207-688-8195 and the PLC will schedule training in your area. THIS TRAINING IS FREE TO MEMBERS!

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!


Maine News

Vermont News

Member Discounts

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! 


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