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About Us

How We Started, How We’ve Evolved

Executive Mat Service has been providing quality products, superior service and competitive pricing since 1996.

Executive Mat started with the mission to all develop a sustainable business based on innovative technology and great service. By offering large oversized matting and custom logos we were able to establish a foothold in the market. We followed our early success with our Emerald Award winning oily-towel-to-clean energy technology which put us on the path towards future success.

We are proud to be Canada’s only ISO14001 (Environmental) & COR Safety Certified mat rental Company in Canada. Our “Green Thumb Initiative” is our way to bring our in-house environmental objectives to you, our customer.

We want to thank all our customers for the honour of being your supplier of choice.

Above all else we are extremely proud to one of the last Canadian owned & operated mat rental companies in Canada. It is our goal to bring our sustainability message to all of Canada. We plan to be a truly National Company with Branches in all Canadian cities within the next few years.

We look forward to bringing our  Safety, Health, and Environmental Sustainability message to all Canadians in the very near future.

About Our Founder: Kim Caron

Kim Caron embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 1996 by establishing Executive Mat Service as a one-man proprietorship offering mat rental services to local businesses. Under his visionary leadership, the company has transformed into one of the largest independent mat companies in North America, boasting around 100 employees and branches in Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Regina. Executive Mat Service now provides high-quality customizable mats and consumable products, with a steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability through Caron's innovative Green Thumb Initiative.

From the outset, Caron demonstrated an environmental consciousness and an ability to innovate. When faced with the challenge of washing cloth towels soiled with hazardous solvents, he adopted technology to extract these solvents, which he then converted into a usable fuel. This fuel was utilized to generate heat, marking the beginning of Caron's journey into sustainable business practices. His efforts extended to paper wipes and other office consumables, leading to the development of a gasification boiler system that converts waste paper into thermal energy.

Caron's Green Thumb Initiative is a testament to his dedication to zero waste. The initiative includes a line of paper-based healthcare products, ensuring they are kept out of landfills and saving clients the cost of waste removal. Executive Mat processes 0.5 tons of paper products daily into biofuel briquettes, which fuel the company's biomass boiler.

Executive Mat Service stands out by taking responsibility for the end-of-life management of its products. When delivering new mats and consumables to clients, the company also collects used materials for processing, minimizing the program's carbon footprint and reducing clients' waste disposal costs.

Caron’s innovative spirit is evident in the creation of a mat processing machine to handle bi-level rental floor mats made from recycled materials. This machine efficiently washes, sanitizes, dries, and rolls the mats using minimal water and solar power, significantly extending the mats' lifespan and ensuring operator safety.

The company's groundbreaking technologies have garnered global attention, and Caron is collaborating with the federal Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) to meet the international demand. Executive Mat Service has received accolades such as the Emerald Award for environmental excellence and ISO 14001 certification, cementing its reputation as a leader in environmental business practices.

Under Caron's leadership, Executive Mat Service has not only revolutionized the mat rental industry but has also had a significant impact on environmental sustainability, poised for even greater achievements in the future.

Founder / President

Kim Caron

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