207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Sept. 23, 2022

In this Issue:

Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Northern Maine Tournament sets new record!

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – Safety First!

Trucking – FMCSA removes ELDorado ELD from registered list

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – FSC visits Maine

PLC Northern Maine Log A Load Golf Tournament Sets New Record!

The PLC would like to thank all our Members who sponsored, donated and/or participated in last Friday’s Log A Load for Maine Kids Golf Tournament. With your help, we set a new record, raising $72,767 for Northern Light Eastern Maine Health System’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center! 

We could not have achieved this amazing result without you, and if you were unable to be there on Friday, there is still time to DONATE HERE.

With the new records set at our Annual Meeting and the recent southern Maine golf tournament in Lovell, we are well on our way to making 2022 the best year yet for Log A Load for Kids. Thank you for helping us help make miracles happen for Maine kids! You may read the full announcement on the tournament HERE.

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!

Featured HumpDay Safety Videos – Dehydration and Wheel Safety

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!



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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ELDorado ELD from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed ELDorado ELD on the Revoked Devices list due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective September 7, 2022.

Logging Industry News

Jay mill announces plans to close

Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC announced its plans to close its mill in Jay on Tuesday.

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Pixelle paper mill in Jay to close, affecting 230 workers

Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC said its mill in Jay will close in the first quarter of 2023. 


 (© Photo Credit: Northeast Master Logger Certification)

FSC connects with stakeholders in Maine

During the week of September 12th, FSC US board members and staff gathered in Portland, Maine for a reception with stakeholders, forest tour with Seven Islands Land Company, and board meeting. Organized in partnership with board member Ted Wright, Executive Director of the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands, the gathering was designed to better understand forests, forestry and forest industry in Maine.

Aaron Adams of GCA Logging, Inc. (who is Master Logger Certified), shared his perspective as a contract logger for Seven Islands.

Senators Collins, Baldwin introduce bipartisan resolution recognizing National Loggers Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in introducing a bipartisan resolution recognizing October 12th, 2022 as National Loggers Day. The Senate resolution highlights the many contributions and economic benefits of the logging industry in the United States.

Why the Sappi mill became a flashpoint in the governor’s race

Maine’s connection to its dwindling paper industry makes the relationship between a paper mill and a dam a delicate political issue in this election year.

Maine Tax Symposium, 2022

How will the latest State tax changes impact you?

Registration is now open for the 2022 State Tax Symposium (Online) presented by Maine Revenue Services

Click Here to Register Now!

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



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! 


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