January 1, 2008AlturnaMats Inc., a world leader in producing ground protection mats,announced Dec. 14 the acquisition of one of its major competitors,Mobile Matts, Green Bay, Wis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to AlturnaMats president Michael Gierlach, the integration ofAlturnaMats with Mobile Matts comprises the largest ground protectionmat manufacturing group in the United States and enables dealersworldwide to offer customers a broad selection of mats. These ruggedground protection mats are used to eliminate damage to lawns and softterrain due to vehicle traffic in such markets as landscape,construction, tree care, cemetery, well drilling and others. The matsare used to keep heavy vehicles from getting bogged down in mud.
Under terms of the new arrangement, Phil Schounard will continue tohead up Mobile Matts and operate from the Green Bay facility; however,as of Jan. 1, Mobile Matts will now be available through AlturnaMats’extensive dealer network. Currently, AlturnaMats Inc. offers its wellknown AlturnaMats, which feature a bold diamond plate tread, andVersaMats, which provide a finer, slip-resistant tread designed forboth vehicle and pedestrian traffic.