INTRODUCTION TO REMANUFACTURING

INTRODUCTION 1

About Us

2 ORDER PROCESS

Replacing the Garbage Can

3 REMANUFACTURING

Our Unique Solution for Damaged Mats

4 FREIGHT OPTIMIZATION

Strategies and Best Practices

5 COST BENEFIT

Leveraging Waste Reduction for Profit

ABOUT US

Our roots in the textile service industry go all the way back to the early days of mat manufacturing and industrial laundry rental service. The beginning of NuMat Systems was similar to other specialty manufacturing startups with broad product catalogs and an array of styles, competitive prices with top quality. We had a lot of fun and some success but the core of our current business is actually the chance result of a customer request and challenge to repair their damaged mats. The series of events that followed put us on the path towards sustainability and is why we are still serving the laundry industry today.

While we continued to manufacture new mats for our regular customers the rest of the team was busy experimenting with combinations of raw and finished feed stock, adjusting, adapting, and testing the limits of our equipment and collective imagination. We modified processes, engineered production tooling, and invented a unique solution for damaged mats called Remanufacturing.

Over a decade later we are happy to share that 99% of our work now is focused on damaged mats and we are dedicated to reducing the industry’s impact on the environment.

2008
NuMat Systems is founded in Roanoke, Alabama as a manufacturer of rubber-backed walk-off mats.

2010
Capital investments double capacity and major pivot of production focus to remanufacturing for damaged mats.

2012
Introduction of custom built shipping cage available to any active mat repair customer for transport.

2014
NuMat Systems remanufacturing process is certified by The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).

2015
Introduction of proprietary process that permanently repairs rippled walk-off mats.

2018
NuMat Systems celebrates 10th anniversary in business.

2019
Capital expenditures and process innovation further increase capacity at the Roanoke facility.

2020
Strategic partnership with Landon Haney Company in Riverside, California enhancing service level to West Coast customer base. 

Acquisition of machinery assets of Dacorp Inc. Mat Repair Division in Morganton, Georgia.

ORDER PROCESS

REPLACING THE GARBAGE CAN

HOW TO IDENTIFY GOOD REPAIR CANDIDATES

RIPPLED

MISSING BORDER / SMALL TEAR

These mats should have years of useful rental ahead but they are discarded as waste.

Most damaged mats are removed from service for minor damage like torn borders, small tears, or rippling.

All of the most common types of damage can be repaired with our service. Your team is already filtering for non-conforming inventory in every batch so the next step is to replace the garbage can with a pallet or shipping cage for collection.

Prioritize newer, high value inventory in large sizes. Logo mats are also great candidates for our service because of their cost premium and lead time for replacement.

THIS IS NOT A PATCH JOB

We replace the entire border whenever there is damage.

1. Damaged borders removed

2. Mat is trimmed to size

STANDARD

Every repair program needs a plan for shipment. We accept mats in any containter and packing style that you prefer but you might consider these strategies to reduce the freight cost per mat. 

Pallets should hold between 50-100 mats.

  • Mats do not need to sorted by size or style.
  • Fold larger mats to fill the area of the pallet.
  • Secure stack to the pallet with straps or wrap.
  • Contact us with weight and dimensions.

We can make logistics arrangements and provide consolidated billing for freight and repair when you’re ready to ship just let us know!