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 Continuing Education Credits :

  • Held regionally through the state at contractor’s shops
  • Continually changing topics based on member and industry requests
  • Breakfast and lunch included
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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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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
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News From the Woods

Learn what factors are impacting the Maine logging industry and beyond:

  • Annual wood harvest amount
  • Need for skilled labor
  • The biomass market
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Log-A-Load for Kids

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

  • PLC Annual Auction – raised over $20,000 on May 1st, 2015
  • Annual Golf Tournament- raised over $65,875 in 2015
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Voisine Brothers Inc.

Learn why Voisine Bros. Inc. of Fort Kent has been nominated by the PLC for the Northeastern Region Outstanding Logger Award for:

  • Professionalism
  • Safety
  • Forest Stewardship
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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.

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.


 

PLC Logging Contractor of the YearThe PLC Celebrates 20 Years!

 PLC of Maine Raises $20,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

 2015 Award Winners:

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

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