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

PLC 2016 Award Winners

See who represents the best in our industry

  • PLC Logging Contractor of the Year
  • PLC Supporting Member of the Year
  • PLC President’s Award
  • PLC Impact Award
  • PLC Community Service Award
  • Acadia Insurance Safety Award
Award Winners

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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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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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 why the PLC is fighting to save the biomass market in Maine to preserve:

  • Jobs
  • Forest Health
  • The Environment
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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.


Professional Loggers

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Logging Careers

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

PLC Releases Logging Economic Impact Study


The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine has released results of the state’s first of its kind comprehensive study of the economic impact of Maine logging, showing the industry contributed an estimated $882 million to the state economy in 2014.

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 for securing funding for the state’s first post-secondary mechanized harvest operator training program.