United Rentals / Yak Mat Acquisition

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With Yak Mat acquisition matting news announcement by United Rentals, we’ll see big changes in the matting world. Major Points: Consolidation in the mat business Recognition that infrastructure build out is here to stay for the long term. United says decades. A drive towards one-stop shopping irrespective of geographical location. For the big players, substantially … Read more

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Ground Protection: Eucalyptus Timber Mats by World Forest Group

World Forest Timber Mats

Low impact, cost effective timber mats that meet decarbonization goals through superior strength, standardization, safety, sustainability, and carbon offsets HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2021 – World Forest Group (WFG) announced that as of August 1, 2021 all of its environmentally friendly, completely renewable Eucalyptus timber, crane, and access mats are now carbon neutral. Used to protect … Read more

Timber Mats: Did You Lose Millions Last Year ?

Stacked Timber Mats

Summary: Buying mats are expensive. The industry has changed over the last 30 years as a result of decreasing forest quality. Mats vary in raw material strength and manufacturing quality. Using Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to evaluate mat purchasing is a useful tool to determine the lowest cost of ownership. Results can be surprising. Turns … Read more

How to Destroy a Eucalyptus Mat

Destroyed Timber Mat

Summary We almost figured out how to destroy World Forest Group’s Eucalyptus timber mats. Start with mats that have been scraped and flipped 250 times, and dropped three times for product testing, then subject the same mats to 8000+ trips, five moves, and 565 million pounds of traffic over the course of a year. We … Read more