207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Members Weekly Update May 20, 2022

In this Issue:

Annual Meeting 2022 – New Log A Load Record!

MLOP Now Recruiting – Classes Start in June! Scholarships now available for all accepted students.

Logger’s Voice Spring Edition – Now Available!

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – Featured Videos: Unsafe Zone with Gabe Rioux and HumpDay video on Ticks

Trucking – FMCSA Documentation for Commercial Trucking Zoom Class June 7

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

PLC Annual Meeting 2022! Record $144,399 raised in Log A Load Auction!

BAR HARBOR – The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine held its 27th Annual Meeting Friday, May 13, raising a record $144,399 in the annual Log A Load For Maine Kids auction and presenting awards to businesses, individuals, and legislators from across Maine for their contributions to the logging industry.

The meeting was held at a new location this year, the Bar Harbor Club in Bar Harbor, ME., with more than 200 attending. Honored guests at the event included Maine Governor Janet Mills and retired New England Patriot Rob Ninkovich.

“This event has shattered records both for funds raised for our Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Bangor and Portland, and for attendance,” Dana Doran, Executive Director of the PLC, said. “It seems the logging industry gets tougher every year, yet this group continues to exceed expectations in every way, standing strong for the industry and the Maine children and families who benefit from Log A Load for Maine Kids.” 

The day included a business meeting for PLC Member contractors in the morning, with board and officer elections and a panel discussion on wood supply and logger financial health with representatives from three wood consuming mills. A noon luncheon open was held with Governor Mills. The evening events included the Log A Load for Kids Auction, dinner, and PLC awards ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!

Read the full report on the meeting, including PLC Award winners, HERE

MLOP Program Recruiting Students for Summer 2022!

*Two instructors also being sought

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

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Class starting in June of 2022. 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

*MLOP is also seeking two instructors for the program! One instructor will need delimber experience and the other feller buncher experience. Contact Donald Burr at 207-356-1541 or dburr@nmcc.edu to learn more!

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Why the Mechanized Logging Operation Program could be right for you

Logger’s Voice Spring 2022!

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

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

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

Featured HumpDay Safety Video – Ticks!

Trucking

Members,

You are invited to a Zoom class on June 7 that will cover what the key paperwork requirements are that commercial truck drivers, clerical employees, contractors, and owner-operators must keep track of.

WHO – This class is designed for anyone who handles paperwork related to commercial trucking, including contractors and employees.

WHAT – Topics will include • Driver Qualification • Drug & Alcohol Clearing house • Hours of Service (ELD) • Truck Maintenance Records • Motor Carrier Safety Planner online.

WHEN – The class will run from 9-10 a.m. June 7 via Zoom.

You must register in advance for this meeting. To do so, click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuduCrrzspGtdwMUKU_6jJ6kCaxiiiG_gP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Roadcheck inspection 2022 blitz is May 17-19

You have about 30 days to get ready for the annual inspection blitz aimed at commercial vehicles.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates ar May 17-19, and will have a focus on wheel ends.

Logging Industry News

The State’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Land Use Planning Commission has...

Land Use Planning Commission has proposes a rezoning plan for the Moosehead Lake Region

MAINE (WABI) – The State’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Land Use Planning Commission has proposed a rezoning plan for the Moosehead Lake region.

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Workplace Labor Law Posters Available in Multiple Languages

The Maine Department of Labor now has required workplace labor law posters available in these additional languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), and Somali.

All posters are available to print/download at no cost on the MDOL website – https://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/index.shtml

We encourage all employers to display posters in the language(s) of their employees.

If you have questions about labor law, please reach out to the Bureau of Labor Standards at 207-623-7900 or https://www.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html.

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2022

Infected deer ticks can spread the bacterium that causes Lyme disease when they bite. For transmission to occur, the deer tick must be attached for 24-48 hours. Use frequent tick checks to find and remove ticks as early as possible.

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

Preferred Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members

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