207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Sept. 10, 2021

In this Issue:

PLC Annual Meeting – Register Now!

MLOP VisitsLawmakers and state officials visit program

PLC Award Nominations – Due Oct. 1!

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – MDOL offering safety trainings in September

Trucking – Updates weekly

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

PLC Annual Meeting Oct. 29!

Register Now!

MLOP visited by Congressman Jared Golden and Maine state officials

     

Thanks to Maine Congressman Jared Golden for visiting the Mechanized Logging Operations Program on Tuesday! Students and instructors enjoyed talking with the Congressman about the program and appreciated his interest and the time he spent at the harvest site. The Congressman also got some seat time in the delimber and grapple skidder. Great exposure for the program. Thanks also to Maine Community College System President David Daigler for visiting the program that day.
Thanks also to Amanda Beal, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Andy Cutko, Director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands; Patty Cormier, Director of the Maine Forest Service; and Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic Community Development for visiting the Mechanized Logging Operations Program last Friday! The visit provided a great opportunity to meet students in the program and see some of the active timber harvesting they are engaged in.

PLC Award Nominations Needed!

Do you know a person or business involved in the logging industry who ought to be recognized for outstanding professionalism, service to the community, or service to the industry? If you do, please nominate them for one of the PLC’s annual awards!

Nominations must be received no later than Oct. 1 2021!

Winners will be honored at the PLC’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 29 in Bangor.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND NOMINATION FORM

PLC Online Store

Looking for great PLC items and apparel? Gifts? First Aid packs, safety items and more? You will find them at the new PLC Online Store on our web site. Ordering is easy.

CHECK IT OUT HERE

Safety Resources

SafetyWorks!

Class registration: 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) or www.safetyworksmaine.gov

Maine Department of Labor Offering Workplace Training Sessions

SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs. Our safety & health consultation and training services are offered at no charge and confidential and we don’t issue fines or citations.

How to Conduct a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessment
This course is designed to assist you in developing a PPE program and how to organize your PPE needs. Employers must conduct a hazard assessment before requiring employees to use PPE. The assessment provides information needed to select the appropriate PPE for the hazards at the workplace. Learn how to conduct a hazard assessment in this hands-on class.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce Street, Presque Isle

Lockout/Tagout Procedures
This training session covers the OSHA requirements and procedures to be used in the Lockout/Tagout process to ensure safety and protection during repair and maintenance of equipment.

Friday, September 17, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

Spring Trainings Now Available Online!
Members Only!

Members, the PLC’s 2021 Logger and Fleet Spring Safety Trainings are now available in the Members-only section of the PLC website for those current employees who missed them!  To check them out, click the link below and login to the web site. If you do not have a login yet follow the instructions to create one. This is a members-only benefit. If you need help accessing the trainings contact the PLC office!

GO TO MEMBERS ONLY

NE Safe Logger
Now is a great time for online training!

NE Safe Logger:

Northeast Safe Logger is an entry level safety and workers’ comp. compliance training program for new entrants to the industry. This is a way for your company to create a culture of safety and reduce risk with a program created by loggers for loggers.

·       16 hours of interactive online training
·       Complete on a computer, tablet or smart phone
·       Done at the users’ own pace anytime day or night

Upon completion participants will get the discounted “certified logger” rate for workers’ compensation insurance in the State of Maine.  Visit www.tcnef.org/nesafelogger/ for more information on pricing.

Log-ins are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.  Your company will be put on a wait list if all the log-ins are in use.

LEARN MORE about these training options by emailing Jessica at jessica@maineloggers.com or calling (207) 688-8195.

Trucking

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As we enter into the fall we enter into the increase of morning and afternoon traffic with schools starting up. Please take time to plan your routes and to be aware of not only the increase in vehicle traffic, but expect an increase in pedestrian traffic and bicycle traffic!   EYES UP… JUST DRIVE and BE AWARE.

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Reminder: Onboard documentation and supporting documents

Motor carriers and drivers have specific requirements under the ELD regulations. Some of the most commonly cited violations pertain to the documents and materials drivers are required to have with them in the commercial motor vehicle (CMV), or that motor carriers must retain in their files, and provide to enforcement personnel upon request. Below are a few reminders to help motor carriers and drivers adhere to these requirements. Learn more…

Logging Industry News

Member Discounts

TRUCKING DISCOUNTS THROUGH THE ALC!

PLC Members, because the PLC is a member of the American Loggers Council YOU are entitled to special discounts on truck purchases! Click on the brand names below to learn more!

PETERBILT

WESTERN STAR

INTERNATIONAL

Fabian Oil Discount

 

Traction Heavy Duty Special

 

Wallingford’s Discounts

 

 

Maine Trailer Discounts

 

 

Scandinavian Forestry Equipment

 

Sullivan Tire Discount Skidder Tires

 

PLC Members get a 5% discount on culverts purchased at Treeline and Frank Martin & Sons

 

 

Hale Trailer discounts for PLC Members on new trailer purchases! Call Neal at 207-232-7969 for details!

 

 

Cross Arena Discounts for PLC! 

Classifieds

PLC Classified Section


Check out the equipment and job opportunities our members have listed at the LOGGING ZONE! If you have equipment for sale, are looking to buy, are looking for employees, or are looking for employment – check it out!

Latest listing: Madden Sustainable Forestry, a fourth generation company, is looking for a full-time processor operator to perform quality work in a team environment. Benefits include competitive wages, company vehicle, IRA, health insurance, and paid vacation.

To apply, please send resume and references to Derek Madden at dmadden1982@hotmail.com

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