WE HAVE THE LARGEST INVENTORY OF MATS

Our inventory of over 1 million mats is the largest in the world. But how does that affect you?

 

MORE MATS = MORE SAVINGS

YAK MAT has worked hard to build the largest matting inventory in the world. With yards all over the country to store our inventory of 1 million mats, odds are a YAK MAT yard is the closest yard to your project! Transporting any amount of mats can be costly so having a yard nearby can significantly reduce freight costs. Join forces with YAK MAT and watch your savings stack up!

BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIES

Throughout the country, we have over 70 sawmills and mat yards. As our team partners on projects throughout North America, it is critical that we utilize local resources in order to be successful. When projects begin within these local communities, we need the skills, talents, and resources of local companies, individuals, and the community.

econ impact icon

Local Resources

From transporting lumber to fueling our trucks, we hire local businesses and services to help us get the job done.

econ impact icon

MAT BUILDING

We use heavy equipment and source local building supplies when necessary to complete our mat projects.

econ impact icon

MAT DELIVERY

For many of our projects, we hire local staff to deliver mats to the project site, load and unload trucks, and manage mats at the yard.

EXTENDED IMPACT

Our work impacts more than just those involved at our mills and facilities. Because not everyone will live in some of the designated project areas, individuals assigned to the project may have to stay for an extended period of time, thereby utilizing restaurants, lodging, and other local resources.

hotels & Campgrounds
Grocery Stores
Temporary Personnel
Restaurants
Gas stations
Entertainment

40+ YEARS OF TRADITION

Although recently renamed, the company has been around for 40+ years. The tradition of building mats began when founder, Brett Jones, started DixieMat. With years of experience in the timber business, Brett began building hardwood mats to support the construction and pipeline industries. Dixie expanded throughout the years to become the largest mat producer in North America, owning sawmills across the country. Initially, Dixie used various wholesalers to support their demand, but in 2006 decided to become a direct source to the end user. This provided Dixie the capabilities to be more competitive on pricing and expanded their nationwide inventory.

With the on-going demand from both the midstream construction and transmission and distribution industries, Dixie merged with their long time partner, Beasley Forest Products-matting division in 2016. The two companies rebranded the matting company and is now known as YAK MAT.