Since 1995, the PLC has been a voice for the Maine logging industry. Join us to take advantage of all we have to offer.
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 and sole proprietors a voice in the rapidly changing forest industry. Our Board is made up entirely of loggers, making us a logging organization that is run by loggers for loggers.
From the outset, PLC has focused on logger advocacy, safety, quality operations and business innovation. Our members realize that harvesting is more than just cutting trees. They are highly skilled, business professionals and are an integral part of Maine’s economic engine. Our members do their best in the woods and are committed to excellence in the logging industry, “Professional Loggers”.
In 2000, the PLC created the world’s first 3rd party certification program, Master Logger. Today, Master Logger is represented in 20 states and 3 countries. The PLC is also a founding member of the American Loggers Council (ALC) and works with the ALC to influence federal legislation. This includes increasing the weight limit on I-95 north of Augusta to 100,000 pounds. Here in Maine the PLC has been responsible for giving loggers tax exempt status for parts & equipment and for securing funding for the state’s first post-secondary mechanized harvest operator training program.
Acadia Insurance Safety Award –Comstock Woodlands
PLC Impact Award– Senator Andre Cushing
PLC Community Service Award – Steve Madden, SF Madden Logging
PLC Supporting Member Award – Barry Equipment, Inc.
PLC Logging Contractor of the Year – Voisine Brothers, Inc.
PLC Presidents Award – Andy Irish, Irish Family Logging