Award for Excellence in Health & Safety - Products, Gulf Coast 2013

Awarded to: Newpark Mats & Integrated Services

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“Impressive product with environment benefits.

“Lafayette, LA based Newpark Mats is a leading global provider of ground protections solutions. Their innovative interlocking DURABASE composite mat system is light weight yet much stronger than wood, saves trees and minimizes the environmental impact in wetlands in the Gulf Coast area and around the world.”

Newpark Mats & Integrated Services – Corporate Overview

Lafayette-based Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, a unit of Newpark Resources, Inc. is the leading global provider of ground protection solutions. The company manufactures the DURA-BASE® Advanced-Composite Mat System, which is used worldwide throughout the oil & gas, utilities, pipeline, construction, heavy haul, military and entertainment industries.

Newpark Mats & Integrated Services introduced its innovative interlocking DURA-BASE Advanced-Composite Mats to provide greater load bearing stability and prevent the slippage and uneven surface issues common to wooden mats. DURA-BASE mats are produced from a tough non-slip advanced-composite formulation that withstands loads in excess of 600 pounds per square inch. Weighing over 50 percent less than wooden mats, they save operators considerable time and transportation costs.

The mats’ superior ground stabilization also enhances worker safety, while preventing soil disturbance and road dust. They are precision engineered as a single piece that interlocks and is “liner friendly”; protecting spill containment liners from heavy equipment and truck traffic. The mats also deliver tremendous savings on construction costs; reducing the amount of gravel needed for site preparation, along with related trucking and gravel remediation expenses. What’s more, DURA-BASE mats are environmentally friendly – made of 100% recyclable materials.

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