Heavy Construction Safety Tips

At Ritter Forest Products, we’re proud to serve a variety of industries, including heavy construction. No matter what type of construction work you’re involved in, you know as well as we do that safety should always be a priority. But just what are some of the most important, yet overlooked, safety tips when it comes… Read more »

Cribbing Is Used in a Wealth of Industries as Retaining Walls

Cribbing is used in a wealth of industries as retaining walls. One of the most common uses is in rescue operations where the walls of the endangered site are not stable. Before anyone can be sent in to help, aid workers need to assure that they aren’t going to get stuck in the area as… Read more »

The Operating of Cranes

Hardwood mats can be used in a variety of industries for stabilizing surfaces. However, one of our most widely used practices is in the operating of cranes. Using mats is the first step to creating a safe environment for cranes, but is by no means the end of safety protocol. We’ve compiled a list of… Read more »

The Benefits of Using Outrigger Pads and Transition Mats

Hardwood outrigger pads and transition mats are invaluable tools for a wide range of industries. Not only are out outrigger pads made from multi-layered timber, but they are available in a variety of sizes. While this may sound great, you may be wondering what some of the benefits of using outrigger pads are. If you… Read more »

How Hardwood Mats Serve Different Industries

Did you know that hardwood mats are a crucial tool in a wide range of industries? In fact, these mats are used in construction, transportation, and power companies, just to name a few. But how are our mats used across these fields? We’re here to tell you! Many construction jobs involve temporary roads and work… Read more »

Safety in the Workplace

Safety has become one of the highest regarded ways of maintaining an effective and efficient work site. With all the “safety celebrations” and attention being brought to maintaining an injury free work place, it is only appropriate that your matting follows suit. Safety starts with proper education. Knowing your equipment, co- workers, and surroundings are… Read more »

The Benefits of Using Wood Mats

There are many benefits that come with using high-quality wood mats, no matter what type of industry you work in. If your day to day operations involve heavy duty machinery, having reliable wood mats available is always a good idea. While some of the advantage may be obvious, were here to run down some of… Read more »

Working Outdoors in Cold Weather

No matter what type of industry you work in, if you operate outdoors during the winter there are a few things you should be aware of in order to stay safe. Ensuring you and your employees avoid any and all injuries should always be a top priority, which is why we’re here to provide you… Read more »

Ground Support for lift of NASA’s Shuttle Replica Independence

JOB: Ground support for the lift of NASA’s “Independence” LOCATION: Houston, Texas PRODUCTS USED: (64) 4’x20’x12” Crane Mats DESCRIPTION: On Thursday, August 14, Space Center Houston’s full-size space shuttle replica, named the “Independence,” was hoisted by crane on top of NASA’s historic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The flight of the 160,000-pound (72,575-kilogram) mockup… Read more »