PLC Member Weekly Update August 19, 2022
In this Issue:
Log A Load Golf Tournaments -Both tournaments are now full but you can still help us help Maine Kids by donating or sponsoring!
MLOP Contractor Visits – Come meet future employees!
FSC Invitation – Maine Master Loggers Encouraged to Attend Portland Event
ALC Annual Meeting – Andy Irish to be next President, register now!
Logger’s Voice Summer Edition – Now Available!
Cost Calculators – Members Only
PLC Store – Many items for sale
Safety Resources – CPR/First Aid – If your employees need CPR – let Jess know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a free class at your shop!
Trucking – Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program Applications Open
Classified listings – Check them out!
Member Discounts – Many to choose from
Logging News – Latest headlines
Log A Load Golf Tournaments
Donate or sponsor now!
We are pleased to announce team spots for both the PLC’s Southern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on August 26th in Lovell and the Northern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on September 16 in Lincoln are now sold out! You can still help us help Maine kids by donating or taking advantage of remaining sponsorship opportunities. Check out the links below and let’s make miracles happen together!
Contractors invited to visit MLOP program and meet students! Find your next employee!
The Mechanized Logging Operations Program (MLOP) class underway in the woods northeast of Old Town is less than a month from graduation (Sept. 15th).
Do you need to hire a new operator? Eight of the current students are available for employment and have identified the regions of the state where they would prefer to work. Learn more HERE.
If you would like to learn more about these students or would like to set up an interview, contact Donald Burr at (207)-356-1541 and let him know what position(s) you are seeking to fill.
Contractors are invited to visit the program anytime! Just contact Don to set up a visit!
FSC Invitation – PLC Members Encouraged to Attend Portland Event
The Forest Stewardship Council US invites you to an informal happy hour to meet FSC US President, Derik Frederiksen, the board of directors, and an array of partners from around Maine and New England.
Derik and the board will share FSC priorities in the United States, including around climate and ecosystem services, and ways to generate value for certified companies and forest owners. If you are passionate about forests and sustainability, this will be a great networking opportunity.
Light appetizers and drinks will be served.
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
PLC Members encouraged to attend 2022 ALC Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 22-24
PLC Members are encouraged to attend the 2022 American Logger’s Council (ALC) Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 22-24 in Branson, Missouri, where PLC Board Member Andy Irish will become the next ALC President. PLC would like as many members as possible to attend! Learn more and REGISTER HERE.
PLC Members Only!
Equipment Cost Calculators Available
With expenses rising rapidly in the industry we know you are struggling to get a handle on your costs. This is a great time to utilize the cost calculators created in 2021 for PLC Members.
These new, easy to use, logging equipment and log trucking cost calculators are available on the PLC Members Only section of our web site You may access this private section of the web site with your member login or set up a login HERE.
These calculators allow you to quickly estimate the hourly cost of operation for any piece of your equipment.
DISCLAIMER: These calculators are being made available for your business use as a member benefit. They produce equipment estimates and are not official products of the PLC nor should they be used for negotiation purposes.
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.
CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens certification: Did you know your employees are required to have this training every two years? If your employees need this training in 2022, contact Jessica at Jessica@maineloggers.com or 207-688-8195 and the PLC will schedule training in your area. THIS TRAINING IS FREE TO MEMBERS!
Featured HumpDay Safety Videos – Dehydration and Wheel Safety
September 13 & 22, 2022
9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by: David Ciullo of Career Management Associates
September 15 & 27, 2022
9:00am – 11:00am
Giving and Receiving Employee Feedback
Presented by: Kelly Flagg of Career Management Associates – September 15th
David Ciullo of Career Management Associates – September 27th
The Safety Resources Page is located in the Members Only section of the PLC webite and contains many additional safety videos, resources, and materials for contractors. To check them out, click the link below and log in to the web site. If you do not have a login yet follow the instructions to create one. If you need help accessing the section contact the PLC office!
Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program
The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program (SDAP) opened its application portal for participation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the program acknowledges that safety is the highest priority for truck drivers. SDAP will help individuals between 18 – 20 explore interstate trucking careers and assist trucking companies in hiring and training new drivers through rigorous training standards – pairing each young driver with an experienced mentor. For more information, please view the SDAP Public Information Webinar that covers training qualifications, participation requirements, and instructions about the application process.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Logging Industry News
Listen to State Senator Russell Black discussing the Maine DEP denial of the water quality certificate for the Brookfield Dam by SAPPI and the potential impact on logging and trucking jobs. (We thank Russ for bringing light to a potential dark shadow on Maine’s forest economy and advocating for professional loggers and truckers. Thank you again, Senator Russell Black.)
The enactment of a new climate law in Massachusetts has given environmental groups cause to celebrate.
An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind will expand clean energy development and end renewable energy subsidies for wood-burning power plants, according to a press release from Climate Action Now Western Massachusetts.
Monday August 29, 2022, 10:30-12:00
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is hosting a quarterly conference call to update city and town tree and forest managers, public works staff and any interested land managers on the known status of emerald ash borer in Maine
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!
Fabian Oil Discount
Traction Heavy Duty Special
Maine Trailer Discounts
Scandinavian Forestry Equipment
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!
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
Preferred Supporting Members
Enhanced Supporting Members