207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Sept. 17, 2021

In this Issue:

MLOP Graduation Congratulations!

PLC Annual Meeting – Register Now!

PLC Award Nominations Needed – Oct. 1 deadline!

Welcome New Supporting Member – Louisiana Pacific

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – Safety First!

Trucking – Updates weekly

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Mechanized Logging Operations Graduation!

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP – Twelve graduates of Maine’s only college training program for operators of mechanized logging equipment were recognized Thursday, Sept. 16 at a ceremony held at the site where they spent weeks harvesting timber using sophisticated state-of-the-art machines like those they will encounter in the logging industry.

Students in the 12-week Mechanized Logging Operations Program (MLOP) spent the summer and early fall at the site, gaining hands-on logging experience and benefiting from the guidance of veteran logging instructors for an educational experience that is unmatched by any other logger training program in Maine and neighboring states. This year’s class if the fifth the complete the program.

Graduates included: Andrew Hatchell of Readfield, Andrew McLaughlin of Bangor, Benjamin Carroll of Dixfield, Christopher Glidden of Carroll Plantation, David Lessard of Jackman, Dawson Chauette of Waterboro, Junior Tyler of Farmington, Josh Clark of Brewer, Nathan Bacon of Sidney, Nathan Hilton of Bryant Pond, Robert Stuart of Bridgton, and Colton Carlow of Peru.

Congratulations!

PLC Annual Meeting Oct. 29!

Register Now!

The countdown to the PLC’s 25th Annual Meeting and Log A Load Auction on Oct. 29 has begun! We will be announcing the full schedule of speakers and events shortly. We have come a long way in 25 years, come celebrate! Members and Supporting Members, please register for this event at https://maineloggers.com/2021meetingauction/

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

Welcome New Supporting Member: Louisiana Pacific

Louisiana Pacific, of Houlton, ME joined the PLC as a new Supporting Member in September of 2021. LP is a leading manufacturer and marketer of building and lumber products, and revolutionized the industry by inventing alternatives to plywood and solid wood building products. For more information visit www.lpcorp.com. or contact Patrick Ward at (207) 694-8797 or patrick.ward@lpcorp.com.

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

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

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Collins, Golden Urge Maine Loggers to Apply for $200 Million Currently Available for COVID-19 Relief

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Congressman Jared Golden are strongly encouraging Maine timber harvesting and hauling businesses that have been seriously impacted by the pandemic to apply for $200 million in COVID-19 relief before the deadline on October 15th.

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

Preferred Supporting Members

Preferred Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members