Hi, and welcome to Global Mat International (GMI)! We’re so glad you stopped by! We hope you’re finding everything you need. Here at GMI we pride ourselves on our southern hospitality and our excellent customer service. Please, join us as we introduce ourselves.


Q: Who are we?

A: Founded 42 years ago by Joe Penland, GMI is a family owned and operated company. Since Joe founded GMI, we’ve been working together, as a family, to provide logging mats and work surfaces to a variety of industries. Today, GMI is one of the largest mat producers and one of the oldest businesses in the industry. QMat.com is the mat industry standard.


Q: What do we sell?

A: At QMat.com we sell a variety of ground protection mats, including crane mats, rig mats, oilfield mats, pipeline mats, and 3-ply laminated mats. You can learn more about our products on the products page.


Q: What is the GMI’s philosophy?

A: Here at GMI our number one goal is to make the highest quality rig mats, and to provide you with the best customer service possible. Quality and service are an important part of our business strategy, and we hope you’ll see the quality in everything we do.


Q: Where are we located?

A: We have three main locations – Houston, Texas; Beaumont, Texas; and Killdeer, North Dakota. We also have a variety of lumber yards, located across the US, including states like Georgia, Mississippi, North Dakota, Texas, and Florida.


Q: How are mats shipped?

A: We offer global shipping, by truck, rail or sea. Forms of transportation vary and include truck, rail, ship, and barge, but we guarantee when your crane mats arrive they’ll be in perfect condition!


Q: How important is the community?

A: The community is extremely important to everyone at the GMI. We’re constantly looking for new ways to become involved in community events and community causes, including Girls Haven, the 100 Club, Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, Desire Street Ministries, the Texas Children’s Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Boys Haven! Read more about the charities GMI works with.


Q: What are some projects that have use GMI mats?

A: Our ground protection mats have been used in a variety of industry projects, including the clean up of Ground Zero, the construction of the Texas Children’s Hospital, Valero Refinery, Motiva, the Trans-Canada Project, and many more! You can even us ground protection mats as a temporary roadway! .


If you ever have a question about our ground protection mats, company history, website, etc. please feel free to contact us using our contact form. We’d love to hear from you!



Active in the Community

We’ve worked with a variety of charity organizations in the community, including the 100 Club of Southeast Texas, Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, Desire Street Ministries, Girls Haven, and Boys Haven. We’ve also provided crane mats to aid in the construction of the Texas Children’s Hospital. Through our mat production and mat rentals we’ve strived to be one of Beaumont’s most environmentally friendly companies.



As pioneers of the mat industry, we’ve developed several types of mats to meet the various needs of different industries. What you see listed below are our main types of mats, as we call them, but you may know them by another name. If you’re looking for truck mats, composite mats, or oak bog mats, you’ll see that we provide just that with our line of products. Trust in our mats, since we perfected and patented our interlocking mat design we’ve been producing the same product ever since. That’s how you know it works.

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