207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Member Weekly Update August 26, 2022

In this Issue:

Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Our Southern Maine Tournament is underway today – you can still help us help Maine Kids by donating to or sponsoring our Northern Tournament!

MLOP Contractor Visits – Come meet future employees!

ALC Annual Meeting – PLC Members please attend to support incoming President Andy Irish!

FSC Invitation – Maine Master Loggers Encouraged to Attend Portland Event

Logger’s Voice Summer Edition – Now Available!

Cost Calculators – Members Only

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety ResourcesCPR/First Aid – If your employees need CPR – let Jess know at jessica@maineloggers.com and we will set up a free class at your shop!

TruckingSafe 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!

The PLC’s Southern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament is undderway today in Lovell! Our Northern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on September 16 in Lincoln is now sold out!  You can still help us help Maine kids by donating or taking advantage of remaining sponsorship opportunities at the Northern Tournament. Check out the link below and let’s make miracles happen together!

Sept. 16 JATO Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln

Contractors invited to visit MLOP program and meet students! Find your next employee!

Members,

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program (MLOP) class underway in the woods northeast of Old Town is less than three weeks 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!

PLC Members encouraged to attend 2022 ALC Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 22-24

PLC Board Member Andy Irish to become ALC President

2022 ALC Annual Membership Meeting

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. The PLC would like as many Members as possible to attend the meeting to show support for Andy and represent Maine. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Doran at executivedirector@maineloggers.com or 207-688-8195.  More information including online registration and a paper registration option are available through the links below. Register now!

MEETING INFORMATION

REGISTER ONLINE

PAPER REGISTRATION AND INFO PACKET

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.

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Halo at the Point, 20 Van Aken Way, Portland, ME.

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 info@us.fsc.org.

Logger’s Voice Summer 2022

Now Available!

The Summer 2022 edition of The Logger’s Voice is now available!

PLC Members Only!

Equipment Cost Calculators Available

Members,

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.

CHECK IT OUT HERE

Safety Resources

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

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UPCOMING TRAINNGS

September 13 & 22, 2022
VIA ZOOM
9:00am – 11:00am
Leading Change
Presented by: David Ciullo of Career Management Associates

LEARN MORE/REGISTER

September 15 & 27, 2022
VIA ZOOM
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

LEARN MORE/REGISTER

Safety Update Page

For more Safety resources and updates visit the PLC Safety Update page by clicking below!

Safety Resources for Members Only

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!

Trucking

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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 safedriver@dot.gov with any additional questions.

Logging Industry News

Rig hauling wood pellets overturns in Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A tractor-trailer truck hauling wood pellets got onto the shoulder of state Route 27 on Tuesday and rolled on its side, spilling its load, officer Michael Yoder said Wednesday.

Detective Ben Campbell

Logging trucker to face fine, licenses suspension in death of Maine detective hit by tire

It’s been three years since Maine State Police Detective Ben Campbell was killed in the line of duty.

Maine Forest Service Bell 407

Maine Forest Service Unveils New Helicopter

The helicopter was purchased in June 2022 and was recently delivered to the MFS Aviation Branch headquarters in the city of Old Town. It replaces an older MFS helicopter which is over 50 years old.

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

 

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

Preferred Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members