207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Nov. 25, 2022

In this Issue:

PLC Christmas Ornaments – Now Available!

PLC Seeks Deputy Executive DirectorPlease Spread the Word

Welcome New Members – 2 New!

Logger’s Voice Fall 2022 – Now available!

Book Rooms Now – PLC Annual Meeting 2023

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – Safety First!

Trucking – Latest news

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

PLC Christmas Ornaments!

All Proceeds benefit Log A Load for Maine Kids! Limited edition ornaments in a new color – snow! Choose from buncher, grapple, log truck or forwarder or buy them all! One for $12, two for $20 or four for $36. To order click HERE or email Vanessa at office@maineloggers.com.

PLC Seeks Deputy Executive Director

The PLC seeks a full time Deputy Executive Director whose primary responsibility will be providing oversight and leadership for the organization’s legislative and communications activities. Pending experience and credentials, the candidate could also assist the organization with credential management for professional loggers. The successful candidate should be a leader adept at meeting organizational goals and balancing internal management with external impact and visibility.


Welcome New Member

Paradis Logging LLC. of Wellington joined the PLC as a new Contractor Member in November of 2022. The company is Master Logger Certified® and has a professional staff of 2. For more information contact Andrew Paradis at (207) 570-8041 or email paradislogging@outlook.com.

Welcome New Member

D and T Logging Inc. of West Enfield joined the PLC as a new Affiliated Contractor in November of 2022. The company has a professional staff of 2. For more information contact Dale Ireland at (207) 290-1930 or email dandtbiz@hotmail.com.

Logger’s Voice Fall 2022 Now Available!

The Fall 2022 Edition of  The Logger’s Voice is now available! 


Save the Date and Reserve Rooms Now!

PLC Annual Meeting May 5 2023

It is not too early to start thinking about the 2023 PLC Annual Meeting and Log A Load Auction! The meeting will be held May 5 2023 at the Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor. Rooms are already available to book so why not reserve a room now?

Click here to book a room or use: https://www.opalcollection.com/harborside/stay/

Group Code: MEPL050423

Steps to reserve a room at the Harborside Hotel:

  1. Click on Link (can also type in the group code)
  2. At the top of the web site modify the dates of your stay – 1 or 2 nights
  3. You will not be charged until the event and the resort fee will be waived

 Questions? Email office@maineloggers.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.


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!

NEW Featured HumpDay Safety Video – Working Focused

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!



Logging News

Wood-pellet mill, rail connection planned for Millinocket

Nov. 21—The site of the former Great Northern paper mill in Millinocket could get new life producing industrial-grade wood pellets that would be sent by rail to Searsport for shipment and sale overseas, under a proposal announced Monday.

Commentary: Abandoning timber harvesting is not the answer

The reality is we are a wood-using society. If we don’t harvest and process the wood we use here in New England, make no mistake, the wood will be harvested and processed somewhere else and we will import it. That harvesting often will take place in other places that do not have the same environmental protections that we do. So, in addition to losing the economic activity involved in processing wood products locally, we outsource our environmental problems – out of sight, out of mind.

Maine gets closer to penning land use agreement for remote North Woods

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine officials are close to finalizing a land use agreement that supporters said would protect one of the most rural corners of the country from overdevelopment years after environmentalists raised concerns about McMansions rising in the area.

Member Discounts


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


Wallingford’s Discounts



Maine Trailer Discounts


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! 


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