NAMA Mission Statement
Our mission is to advance the matting industry through the support of Education, promotion of Safety, use of Engineering, focus on Sustainability, and consideration of Economics.
NAMA is a non-profit trade association that strives to (taken from the bylaws):
- Maintain and expand markets for the use of matting.
- Provide a Forum for issues of interest to all Matting industry stakeholders, including but not limited to Producers, Suppliers, Specifiers, Users and other interested parties.
- Support and promote Matting product performance, safety, and interoperability by, for example, proposing or developing voluntary standards, specifications, or best practices related to Matting, and publishing technical guidance regarding national voluntary consensus standards applicable to Matting.
- Provide information and education regarding different mat types and applications.
- Help develop product and product component performance criteria for Matting by working through standards-making organizations and code bodies.
- Share information with the Matting industry and its customers.
- Engage in product stewardship and outreach activities to enhance the Matting industry and its products.
- Foster fair and open competition (based on factual accuracy, objectivity and sound science) in the Matting industry consistent with antitrust and other fair competition.
NAMA Board of Directors
Click here to download the NAMA bylaws.
Click here to view our current members.
|Registered Agent:||Jon Fiutak|
|Address:||606 East Center Street
Sheridan, Arkansas 72150
|Next Meeting:||June 15, 2021
Board of Directors
Via On-Line Meeting and Physical Location – MS State University
| Future meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the last month in each quarter.
September 21, 2021 – Annual Membership Meeting
The North American Matting Association is focused on the following five pillars.
NAMA is committed to providing an educational platform and repository for the sharing and discovery of information related to matting solutions for all members and for the general public. By encouraging learning, professional growth, and service to others, NAMA seeks to enhance the industry and standardized information for all.
NAMA places a major emphasis on safety. Throughout the association, we promote safety protocols, procedures and practices. More importantly, the development and manufacturing of products with NAMA certification standards offer the end user reliable products that will enhance project site safety with Preparation, Prevention, Protection and Responsive actions.
The NAMA organization is focused on developing very specific engineering standards for matting products which will assist in following the pillars of engineering: This conceptual understanding will include mat performance, the numerical details that matter and how to implement and apply matting practically to solve site access or ground condition challenges.
Environmental sustainability aims to improve human welfare through the protection of natural capital (e.g. land, air, water, minerals etc.). NAMA initiatives and programs are defined environmentally sustainable when they ensure that the needs of the population are met without compromising the needs of future generations. Environmental sustainability places emphasis on how business can achieve positive economic outcomes without doing harm to the environment in the short-term or long-term.
This pillar encompasses the development of products and practices that are economically viable for industry manufacturers and providers while balancing cost. If the cost-effectiveness of a new, more sustainable technology is much higher than a legacy one, it will be significantly more difficult to implement it within the industry. In supporting the industry, NAMA advocates at all levels that it will strive to promote products and processes that are economically viable.