207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Member Weekly Update June 10, 2022

In this Issue:

MLOP Seeking Instructors, Apply Now! – Delimber, buncher, and crane positions open!

Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Register Now!

Impairment Detection Training for Employers – Register Now!

Logger’s Voice Spring 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!

Trucking– Sharing the Road with Horse Drawn Buggies

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

MLOP Program Seeking Delimber, Buncher, and Crane Intructors for Summer 2022! Apply Now!

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program is seeking to fill instructor positions for the summer session of the program at an active logging site in the woods northeast of Old Town. Instructors are needed from June 13-Sept. 23.

The program is seeking delimber, feller buncher, and crane operators for these positions. Each instructor will be hired for 15 weeks total (60 hours a week for 10 weeks, 40 hours a week for 5 weeks.) The pay rate is $23 an hour. Pickup provided to get to and from the job site. For instructors not living in the Old Town area, room and board will be provided.

These positions are a great short-term opportunity for employees that might be impacted by reduced harvesting operations for the summer but could come back to their company in the fall, or for recently retired operators looking to share their knowledge with the next generation.

 If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity, contact Donald Burr immediately at 207-356-1541 or dburr@nmcc.edu to learn more! 

MLOP Program Still Recruiting Students for Summer 2022!

Through the generous support of Skowhegan Savings, $1,000 scholarships are now available for all accepted students.

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program is still accepting applications for the 2022 Class starting in late June. If you know of anyone who may have an interest in the program they can apply at the link below. You may also encourage them to call, text or email MLOP Coordinator Donald Burr at 207-356-1541 or dburr@nmcc.edu to learn more.

APPLY HERE

Log A Load Golf Tournaments 2022

Register Now!

It is time to register for the PLC’s upcoming Log A Load for Maine Kids Golf Tournaments! The tournaments will be held Aug. 26 in Lovell and Sept. 16 in Lincoln. We need full participation to continue the incredible momentum this year that began with a record setting Log A Load Auction May 13 at the PLC Annual Meeting. Registration links below, see you at the tournaments!

Aug. 26, Kezar Lake Country Club, Lovell

Sept. 16, JATO Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln

Impairment Detection Training for Employers sessions

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Maine’s Department of Labor is offering two upcoming Impairment Detection Training for Employers sessions. Theee one-day, no-cost training sessions are designed to help owners, managers, and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee-impairment in the workplace in order to reduce worker accidents and injuries.

Participants will be taught procedures to detect impairment regardless of the substance or cause. This class is designed to fulfill the federal DOT requirements for reasonable suspicion training of supervisors. In addition, participants will learn how to develop and implement policies that address impairment in the workplace and are in compliance with Maine’s Substance Use Testing Law.

Upcoming sessions:

  • July 11, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. –  Camden Town Office, French Conference Room, 16 Washington Street, Camden

Parking: free municipal parking is located beside the Public Safety Building at 31 Washington Street and behind the Knox Mill just beyond the Public Safety Building on the left.

  • July 22, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden Street, Suite 201, Rockland

To register for either class, please call toll-free 1-877-SAFE-345 

More information and other SafetyWorks! classes: https://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll

Logger’s Voice Spring 2022!

The Spring 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 Video – What to do when you see blue lights behind you

Featured Unsafe Zone Safety Video – Gabe Rioux: Hydraulic Injection Injury!

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

Sharing the Road with Horse Drawn Buggies

With the growth of Amish communities across Maine, many motorists are seeing more horse-drawn buggies. While the concept of sharing the road with pedestrians and bicyclists is more common, sharing the road with horses requires enhanced courtesy, focus and safety awareness. LEARN MORE

Logging Industry News

Loggers like Thomas Douglass are facing tough choices as inflation increases the cost of business.

Inflation is squeezing Maine loggers

Thomas Douglass usually looks forward to the end of spring mud season, when most independent loggers like himself return to the woods after a month-long break. But this year, he said, was different.

Forestry Rules of Maine: What you need to know

Tuesday 06/14/2022
Augusta, MFS office (Bolton Hill/Route 3)

Tuesday 06/21/2022
Lincoln, First Congregational Church (19 School Street)

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

 

Windy Ridge

 

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

Preferred Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members