207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

Since 1995, the PLC has been the voice of Maine’s logging industry

The PLC is Maine’s only trade organization which exists to give independent logging contractors a voice in the rapidly changing forest industry.

Logging Zone

Logging News:

Graduates complete Mechanized Logging Operations Program

SCOPAN LAKE - Graduates of Maine’s only post-secondary training program for operators of mechanized logging equipment were recognized Friday, Sept. 14 at a ceremony held in the woods southeast of Ashland where they have spent weeks harvesting timber using...

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Find a Professional Logger

Find a Professional Logging Contractor who will do a Professional job: 

  • Many of our contractors are Master Loggers   MLC logo
  • All of our contractors have safety plans
  • All of our contractors are fully insured

Become a Member of the PLC

Learn what the benefits of membership are:

  • Product & Services Discounts
  • ALC Membership
  • Safety Training & Materials



Mechanized Logging Operations Program


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  • Latest class started June 25 in Presque Isle!
  • 12 week certificate program
  • A partnership between PLC, Maine Community Colleges, and industry



Maine's Logging Economy

A study of the economic impact of professional logging in Maine reveals the industry:

  • Creates $882 million in economic impact
  • Creates more than 7,300 jobs

Best of 2018 - Award Winners

  • PLC Logger of the Year Award:  Chaplin Logging Inc. of Naples
  • PLC Impact Awards: Maine State Senator Thomas Saviello of Wilton
  • PLC Community Service Award: Katahdin Fire Co. of Old Town
  • Acadia Insurance Safety Award: Treeline Inc. of Chester
  • PLC Supporting Member Award:  Farm Credit East
  • PLC President’s Award: Robert Linkletter and Brian Souers

Log-A-Load for Kids

Learn what the PLC does for Maine Kids and the Childrens Miracle Network:

  • PLC Annual Auction - raised over $44,000 on May 5, 2017
  • Annual Golf Tournament- raised over $71,500 in 2017
  • More than $115,000 raised for 2017!


Learn what the PLC does for the Maine logging industry in Augusta and Washington D.C. :

News From the Woods

Learn what is happening in the Maine logging industry and how it:

  • Creates jobs
  • Improves forest health
  • Supports the rural Maine economy