Temporary Road in St. James, Louisiana

For this Mammoet rollout, Ritter Forest Products was able to supply our top-quality hardwood mats to make the project team’s job safer and more efficient. Using our 3-ply laminated mats, they created a temporary road over wet, muddy ground located next to a river on the worksite. This prevented the heavy construction equipment from slipping […]

How Hardwood Mats Can Help Prevent Soil Erosion on Your Construction Site

When you’re working in construction, one of your goals should always be to disturb the environment around you as little as possible during a project. There are several environmental factors you’ll want to be conscious of as you work, such as area wildlife and vegetation. One of your biggest concerns though should be minimizing soil […]

How to Make Your Construction Project More Environmentally Friendly

Increasingly over the past few decades, humans have become more and more conscious of our impact on the world around us. Sustainability has become a top priority for many different companies across a wide variety of industries, and construction is no exception. If you’re looking for a way to minimize the environmental impact of your […]

How Can Timber Mats Protect Sensitive Wetland Ecosystems?

As human populations continue to expand, it is more important than ever to protect sensitive ecosystems such as wetlands. The wetlands are most vulnerable when they are traversed or constructed upon, especially when heavy equipment is involved. Thankfully, a great solution exists: the use of timber mats. What are timber mats? To create timber mats, […]

A Boom of Jobs: Construction, Heavy Equipment and Oilfield Workers in High Demand

Are you looking for a job in the construction, heavy equipment or oil industries? If so, now is the perfect time to start applying for jobs in those fields. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the National Federation of Independent Business found that 45 percent of small businesses in those industries have been unable to […]

Sand Mining on the Rise in Texas Alongside Drilling

Mining has turned into a big business in the state of Texas during the past year, but perhaps in a surprising way. Instead of oil or gravel mining, the biggest boom has been in sand mining. According to the Houston Chronicle, the price of sand has skyrocketed from $15 per ton just a year ago […]

Keystone XL Approval Means Construction Boom for Pipeline Workers

The Keystone XL oil pipeline project was recently granted final approval by the U.S. State Department. This project has been sidelined over environmental disputes and debates for the past few years, but now that it has secured approval and will be moving forward, it means an approaching construction boom for pipeline contractors and workers. Once […]

Construction Is Coming: Are You Ready?

After a long winter, it’s finally time for construction companies all across the country to get back to work. With the snow and cold moving out, contractors are moving in, taking to building roads, buildings and more throughout the spring season. Is your team ready to get back to work? Part of working with the […]

How Dragline and Digging Mats Help Protect the Environment

All around the world, there are many different locations that have environmental protection considerations that need to be taken into account. When you’re tackling a construction project in these areas, it’s important to proceed with extra caution and the right materials to preserve the environment. Some of the most useful tools for protecting your natural […]