After more than 36 years in industrial mat production, sales and rental, Quality Mat Company of Beaumont, Texas, has opened a new office in Houston. The new location encompasses 25,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space on seven acres in the city’s Channelview area and will offer Houston-area customers a complete selection of Quality Mat’s standard mats as well as custom-designed mats for special uses. In addition, 100 percent of the net profits from the Houston location will be donated to charity.
“Giving back to the community has always been a very important part of our business model, and I saw this new office as the perfect opportunity to accomplish more for the community,” said Joe Penland, founder and owner of Quality Mat Company. “This way, we can provide a location that is more convenient to our Houston customers and is more attractive to potential new customers while using the profits of the Houston location to help more people. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Quality Mat’s Houston location is the latest in a long line of philanthropic acts by the company and Penland. All net profits throughout the year will be held by the family’s Penland Foundation, which will disburse the funds at the end of each fiscal year. In addition, special consideration will be given to charities and causes that are of importance to Quality Mat’s customers and all finances will be made completely transparent.
Quality Mat Company is a producer of hardwood mats that serve as ground stabilization for heavy equipment, such as cranes. The company provides mats of various designs and sizes to such industries as oil and gas, pipeline, utilities, disaster relief, construction, and environmental clean up. Principals in the company see the new Houston office, located at 14214 East Freeway, as a more convenient location for those industries located in Texas’ largest city.