Governor Greg Abbott announced that Sterling Lumber Company, LLC., will be opening a new TerraLam Cross-Laminated Timber mat
manufacturing facility in Lufkin.
Hardwood laminating and timber mat
This placed the drill site in an environmentally sensitive area, which required special federal and state permits and the installation of a timber mat
drill pad before the project could proceed.
Other major uses of hardwood roundwood in the Southern region include cross ties, pallet stock, container and structural veneer, timber mats
, and board roads.
Vince Hagan plants feature rigid truss design that holds up to the rigors of harsh travel and jobsite conditions and ensures fast set-up; engineering to bear on steel plates or timber mats
versus temporary concrete foundations; and, large "in-truss" cement and aggregate storage.
"The terrain is marshy and cannot support the weight of the drilling rigs but access is being formed using floating timber mats
on the very soft areas.
LastMats are impervious to insect infestation and are more environmentally friendly than hardwood timber mats
. Easy to handle and safe, the LastMat requires no dangerous connecting cables, lifting cables or nuts and bolts that continually break on the job site.