Matting is hardwood or fir material which is manufactured to create a surface that can be used as roadway to access remote areas with minimal ground disturbance. Horizon North’s innovative matting solutions have been installed throughout Canada, travelling over swamp areas, tundra and environmentally sensitive areas to keep work sites safe and accessible. Our clients are diverse, covering the energy industry, forestry, farming and others for whom success depends on access under extreme conditions.
Horizon North Matting Solutions – A History
Dating back to their birth as Swamp Mats Inc., the Horizon North matting team is viewed as the pioneer of matting as an industrial service. Entering the early 2000s, a changing demand profile along with the expansion of locations for oil and gas drilling created a market for new access solutions. A previous reliance on trucks to haul equipment was now proving unsafe and expensive as movement through mud and precarious terrain was required to reach those new locations and respond to demand. Enter Swamp Mats™ with their pioneering matting solution.
Follow the timeline below to see how Horizon North has evolved as a matting provider to a wide variety of customers with diverse needs.
With Horizon North matting solutions, we don’t need roads to take our customers where they need to go. Looking to the future, though, a roadmap is a great thing to have.
Matting installation and soil stabilization services will continue to be a key offering for Horizon North customers, with efforts focused on continuing growth in both divisions, increasing our number of operators in line with those increases, and expanding our market in soil stabilization.
As we look ahead, Horizon North is excited to be a key contributor in the hardwood matting market and focused on providing our customers with an exceptional experience in all that we do for them.
For more on Horizon North’s matting solutions and other industrial services, visit horizonnorth.ca/industrial-services.