207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

Become a Member of the PLC

Learn what the benefits of membership are:

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

The PLC Safety Classes are Eligible for CLP Continuing Education Credits :

  • Held regionally through the state at contractor’s shops
  • FREE for PLC members & Maine Master Loggers
  • Continually changing topics based on member & industry requests
  • Breakfast & lunch included
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Mechanized Logging Operations Training

First program of its kind in Maine

  • Begins June 19
  • 12 week certificate program
  • A partnership between PLC, Maine Community Colleges, and industry
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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
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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
Economic Study

Log-A-Load for Kids

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

  • PLC Annual Auction – raised over $36,000 on April 29, 2016
  • Annual Golf Tournament- raised over $81,000 in 2016
  • RECORD $117,000 raised for 2016!
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Advocacy

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

  • Tax Exempt Equipment and Parts
  • Truck Weight Limit Increase
  • Mechanized Operator Training Program
  • Off-road Fuel Sales Tax Exemption
  • Biomass legislation
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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
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 Membership with PLC

Since 1995, the PLC has been a voice for the Maine logging industry.  Join us to take advantage of all we have to offer.

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Professional Loggers

Find a professional logger near you!

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Logging Careers

Learn more about what it takes to become a professional logger.

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Advocacy

The PLC is the only organization in Maine dedicated to advocating for loggers.

 

May, 5 2017 – Brewer, ME

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 ofIMG_0921 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 off-road fuel; securing funding for the state’s first post-secondary mechanized harvest operator training program; and securing legislation to stabilize Maine’s biomass industry.

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  Events:

PLC Spring Safety Training: April 7th - May 12th, Statewide Register Here

Annual Meeting: May 5, Jeff's Catering, Brewer  Register Here

Bangor Logging Expo: May 19th-20th, FREE - Must Register Here 

 

2017 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours

4- Day Tours of Maine’s Forests & Mills

Our 20th Year of Offering These Tours

Tour #1, The Birches on Moosehead Lake –   July 11 – 14

Tour #2, Camp Wapiti: Gateway to Baxter State Park and the County  – July 25 – 28

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