What Kind of Hardwoods Do We Use?

At Ritter Forest Products, we’ve supplied our customers with high-quality crane mats and other mats and pads for more than 30 years. We use only the best cuts of hardwood to create our mats, and build our durable and reliable platforms that are perfect for a wide range of job sites. One question we often… Read more »

Five Uses for Laminated Mats at Your Job Site

Laminated mats are a common choice on construction sites and in the field. These durable, three-ply laminated mats are incredibly versatile and are an excellent choice for a number of jobs. Here’s a look at five great uses for laminated mats at your job site. Temporary Road One leading use for these mats is to… Read more »

Heavier Cranes Need Larger Mats

Working in wet conditions, soft soil or in uneven terrain can be a nightmare for crane operators, as we discussed in our recent blog post. However, you also need to consider another major factor in determining the right crane mat for your job site – what will you be using for equipment? The size and… Read more »

Surfaces That Benefit from Crane Mats

If you have never used any type of hardwood mat in a construction project before, you may be wondering exactly what type of surfaces would benefit from the placement of one of these mats. Either you’ve been fortunate enough to never work on unstable ground, or more likely you’ve worked on projects where mats could… Read more »

Reasons to Use Hardwood Mats

No matter what type of industry you work in, if you drive or operate heavy machinery you should be taking full advantage of hardwood mats. If you aren’t already using mats in your day to day operations, you are not only risking damaging your equipment, but you are disregarding the safety of your employees. There… Read more »

Absence of Hardwood Mats Causes Accident

Depending on the type of heavy-duty equipment you are operating and where you are working, hardwood mats are essential in order to prevent accidents. From machine damage to injured workers, a variety of things can happen that can be disastrous for your company. Without using hardwood mats, you are neglecting basic safety concerns for both… Read more »

Hardwood Mats Contribute to Booming Timber Production

Timber is used for a wide range of products, including the hardwood mats that we manufacture at Ritter Forest Products. In fact, the production of hardwood mats is one of the reasons why timber is still such a popular commodity in the United States. This is especially true in states like Mississippi where timber is… Read more »

Access Mats and Outrigger Pads for Summer Construction Projects

Now that summer is here and the weather’s better, construction projects are on the rise, which means that more pieces of expensive equipment are being used. At Ritter Forest Products, we would like to remind you of some of our products that will help complete your project in a timelier and more efficient manner, but… Read more »

Using Laminated Mats for Temporary Environmental Crossings

The professionals at Ritter Forest Products are proud to serve a variety of industries, including contractors and groups in the environmental field. When you’re dealing with wetlands or other areas that need to be preserved, lessening the impact that your team and equipment make on the environment is always important. Our laminated mats are perfect… Read more »

Mobile Crane Safety Tips

At Ritter Forest Products, we offer a variety of products and services that are designed to give you the support you need for your heavy duty equipment, including mobile cranes. No matter what type of mats you are using with your equipment, safety should still be at the forefront of your mind. This is especially… Read more »