207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update January 26, 2024

In this Issue:

PLC Raises Record Funds for Log A Load – Great job everyone!

Welcome New Supporting Members – 4 New!

The Logger’s Voice – Winter 2024

PLC Annual Meeting – Save the Date & Book your room!

FRA Forestry Forum – Feb. 1

Northeastern Loggers’ Expo

Maine – Latest News

Vermont – Latest News

Classified listings – Send us your listings!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from 

Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of the Northeast Log A Load for Maine Kids effort raises record $287,691 in 2023

Funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

AUGUSTA, ME – The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of the Northeast raised a record $287,691 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals in Maine in 2023 through its annual Log A Load for Kids fundraising efforts.

The total shattered the previous record set in 2022 of $262,403, with the PLC’s two Log A Load golf tournaments and the Log A Load live auction at the PLC’s annual membership meeting performing strongly while funds raised at the American Loggers Council (ALC) annual meeting in Bethel, ME also contributed to the total.

“It is truly inspiring that despite the many challenges facing the Northeast’s logging industry, PLC’s Members, Supporting Members, friends, and families rallied once again in 2023 to raise a record amount for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” Dana Doran, Executive Director of the PLC, said. “No matter what the conditions in the industry are, this group always reaches deep for the kids and their families.”

Welcome New Supporting Members!

Pete’s Equipment Sales & Rentals Inc. of Morristown, VT joined the PLC as a new Preferred Supporting Member in January of 2024. The company is a family-owned and operated equipment dealership founded in 1974 carrying a fine selection of agricultural, forestry, and construction equipment from various premium brands, and is the exclusive dealer for Metavic logging equipment in the United States. To learn more contact Jason Couture at (802)-888-5138 or email jason@petesequipmentvt.com

Waldo Solutions of Chassell, MI joined the PLC as a new Preferred Supporting Member in January of 2024. The company connects everyone in the logging industry by providing real-time job and load information through a chain-of-custody platform and mobile app enabling seamless communication for improved planning, control, transparency, security, and reporting. To learn more contact Brady Bekkala at (906-231-1420) or email brady@waldologs.com

Britton Lumber Company, LLC joined the PLC as a new Enhanced Supporting Member in January of 2024. The company is a forest products and building materials business. It was founded in 1946 in Hartland, VT. The company currently operates two divisions: Manufacturing, which produces Eastern White Pine boards with a sawmill, dry kilns and planer mill in Bath, NH; and Wholesale Distribution, which sells building materials from warehouses in Fairlee, VT, and Gray, ME. To learn more contact John Moses at (603)-838-5504 or email jmoses@brittonlumber.com

Maine Energy Systems, LLC of Bethel, ME joined the PLC as a new Supporting Member in January of 2024. The company builds and distributes the world’s finest fully automated wood pellet boilers and furnaces for residential, commercial and industrial use throughout North America. The company also delivers bulk wood pellets to many of the Northeast states. To learn more contact Ben Otten at (207) 824-6714 or email ben@maineenergysystems.com


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

Code: 051024plcm


FRA Forestry Forum Meeting Announcement – February 1, 2024

WHEN:            Thursday, February 1, 2024
WHERE:          Jeff’s Catering -15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, Maine
TIME:             5:30 – 6:15 PM – Social “Hour”
                       6:15 – 7:00 PM – Buffet Dinner
                       7:00 – 8:00 PM – Forum Speaker and Discussion

COST:            $25 for Members and $35 for Non-Members – Payable at the door.  Payment via cash, check or credit card.
           Pre-registration is requested to assure an accurate head count for meals! 

Forest Carbon and Maine Policy – Andrew Whitman
Join Andy Whitman, the Maine Forest Service’s recently hired Climate & Forest Carbon Specialist, to learn about regional forest carbon issues and markets, and their importance to the Maine forest industry.  While forests are a significant carbon sink and part of Maine’s climate strategy, some carbon markets may discourage active forest management.  Come learn about Maine’s forest carbon discussions, and how other states in the region are approaching the issue.

Northeastern Loggers’ Association Expo 2024

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