The below article, titled, Risks With Matting, by Mike Chalmers appears on pages 58-59 in the October 2017 issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport.It covers a recent presentation given by Joe Penland of Quality Mat Company at the 2017 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Conference.. Mr. Penland details a compelling case regarding the wood quality issues facing the crane matting industry and. Crane Mats. Crane Mats can be used to create temporary roadways for cranes and heavy equipment, through wetlands, fields or any unstable or environmentally protected areas. Long Island Lumber provides the highest quality mats available on the market, with service back them up. Our mats are constructed with strong hardwood timbers, meticulously.