Source: Mats Inc.

STOUGHTON, MA, January 16, 2012-Mats Inc. today announced a master distribution agreement with 3M™.

The agreement names Mats Inc. as the exclusive master distributor for all 3M Nomad™ Matting and 3M Safety-Walk™ products in the U.S. Acclaimed for innovation and reliability, 3M has been supplying the Nomad Matting and Safety-Walk products to help facilities personnel maintain cleaner, safer facilities for more than 30 years. 3M distributors will be able to take advantage of the deep stocking levels, world-class service and expertise of a company that has been a formidable leader in the commercial matting and flooring industry for more than 40 years.

At the same time, Mats Inc. has announced that it has become the new producer of the 5000, 6500 and the 8850 Carpet Matting. Using high quality fibers, exceptionally durable backing and stringent manufacturing standards, Mats Inc. will continue the tradition of the products. Customers will now have a variety of additional options to customize the matting products, including special sizes, nosing choices and designs in almost any shape.

"We're obviously excited about this partnership," said Scott Robichaud, President of Mats Inc. "With 3M's superior manufacturing capability and quality, and Mats Inc's passion and leadership in the matting industry, we will be able to help countless customers create complete and effective entrance systems."

Mats Inc. will market the products to approved partners and accounts serving the healthcare, education, retail and enterprise vertical markets. Products will be stocked at Mats Inc's Calhoun, GA warehouse facility and will be available beginning in February.

About Mats Inc. Mats Inc. is a privately held business headquartered in Massachusetts with additional distribution facilities in Georgia and sales offices throughout the United States. For more than 40 years, Mats Inc. has delivered quality entrances systems, matting and flooring solutions through a network of dealers and distributors to commercial markets. For more information about Mats Inc., visit www.matsinc.com.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.