AlturnaMats Acquires Mobile Matts

AlturnaMats, Titusville, Pa., a leading producer of ground protection mats, announces the acquisition of one of its major competitors, Mobile Matts, Green Bay, Wis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to Michael Gierlach, president of AlturnaMats, the integration of AlturnaMats with Mobile Matts comprises the largest ground protection mat manufacturing group in the nation and enables dealers worldwide to offer customers a broad selection of mats. These rugged ground protection mats are used to eliminate damage to lawns and soft terrain due to vehicle traffic in such markets as landscape, construction, tree care, cemetery, well drilling and others. The mats are used to keep heavy vehicles from getting bogged down in mud.

Under terms of the new arrangement, Phil Schounard will continue to head up Mobile Matts and operate from the Green Bay facility; however, as of Jan. 1, 2008, Mobile Matts will now be available through AlturnaMats' extensive dealer network. Currently, AlturnaMats offers its AlturnaMats, which feature a bold diamond-plate tread and VersaMats, which provide a finer, slip-resistant tread designed for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Mobile Matts are slightly lighter in weight and have a unique M-shaped tread. All three mats are fully guaranteed for six years. Both firms also market one-piece plastic outrigger pads in a large variety of sizes.