NorWest Industrial Mats Locations
Our main manufacturing facility is located in Fruitland, Idaho near the Oregon border in Southwestern Idaho. This facility consists of over 35,000 square feet of indoor manufacturing space with attached office space. Outside storage consists of more than 100,000 square feet of yard space plus a seven car capacity rail siding.
This plant has a general capacity of about 80 three-ply bolted mats per shift. We run 8 hour shifts and are capable of running two shifts per day. Our production capabilities are stated for production of our “standard” three-ply, bolted, hardwood mat. Production will vary for “custom” mats according to specific design factors.
We maintain two large yards for storage of lumber and finished inventory at our Fruitland, Idaho plant. NorWest is geared for truck or rail shipping and receiving. Our shipping is logistically consistent for Central and Western Canada and the Western U.S.A. markets.
To date, most of our product has shipped into Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. Annual production is approximately 25,000 mats based on a “single-shift” work schedule. Or maximum capacity is about 50,000 mats annually. This would be a double shift capacity and in our area laborers are readily available.
We maintain a raw lumber inventory large enough to build 5,000 mats at any given time and we, as a standard goal, try to maintain a combined 3,000 mat inventory for response to market trends. With the general capacity to build out a 2,000 mat order in about one month we consider our capabilities of response to customer requirements among the best in the industry.
We look forward to the opportunity to provide our services to new and existing customers.