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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 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 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.