207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Dec. 2, 2022

In this Issue:

PLC Christmas Ornaments – To Benefit Log A Load For Kids!

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 to Benefit Log A Load for Kids!

Add some sparkle to your tree with PLC’s very own Logging Christmas Ornaments, this year in a new color – Iridescent White!!

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these ornaments go to our Log-A-Load for Maine Kids fund-raising efforts to benefit Maine’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

These high quality ornaments are made in Maine and with durable metal construction, will last for many years! Don’t wait, these ornaments sell out every year, so make sure you order yours TODAY!


1 for $12

2 for $20

4 for $36

To learn more or to order online CLICK HERE

You may also order directly by emailing Vanessa at office@maineloggers.com. Order now!

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!



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USDOT Hosts Historic First Meeting of Women of Trucking Advisory Board with a Focus on Driver Safety

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s focus on helping improve the trucking industry, the Women of Trucking Advisory Board will offer new insights on how to get more women behind the wheel.

Logging News

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Loggers say unpaid debts from bankrupt biomass company are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars

A group representing Maine loggers says the recent sale of two biomass plants will do little to resolve the unpaid debts that they’re owed from Stored Solar, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this fall.

Skowhegan mill announces $418M investment to expand

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — To invest in the future of Maine’s pulp and logging industry, Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan is moving forward with an expansion on one of its mills. 

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Millinocket nonprofit touts modular homes as a possible win-win for Maine economy

A Millinocket nonprofit is looking at modular homes as a way to help alleviate the state’s housing shortage while also using forest products from the Katahdin region.

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Millinocket to Searsport rail line proposed to boost distribution of wood pellets

The goal is to export Maine-manufactured wood pellets around the world, create good jobs and bolster the forest products supply chain across rura

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