Electrical Transmission and

Power Distribution Matting Solutions

Midwest Access Solutions understands the complicated and difficult requirement the electrical transmission power providers and contractors face that install and maintain our nation’s power grid. We use only Sterling Lumber manufactured Crane and Access Mats because they are strong, cost effective and safe.

Access matting minimizes damage to the environment. After the mats are extracted, the area recovers fairly quickly with minor restoration. The Power Transmission and Distribution industry must have rapid access over environmentally-sensitive or rough terrain for line upgrades, repairing storm damage to power grids and for routine maintenance.

Matting is a low-cost alternative to expensive gravel roads because the mats can support the large equipment used during maintenance, removal and installation of electrical transmission lines. Large level work areas (generally 100' by 100'), called Crane Pads, are easily installed to stabilize equipment such as drill rigs and cranes.

Temporary Roads - Electrical Transmission | Midwest Access Solutions

Work Platform Electrical Transmission | Midwest Access Solutions

Sterling has matting solutions for all applications and can be used to cross fields, farmland, right-of-way access,  bridge creeks,  streams and provide access to line and utility poles no matter what the environmental condition or time requirement. The mats are of the highest quality and manufactured in our facility located in the Midwest.

Access Matting Services - Electrical Transmission | Midwest Access Solutions

Temporary Road Mats Power Distribution | Midwest Access Solutions


Costly delays due to poor weather or difficult terrain will be reduced, allowing your crews and equipment to experience less downtime. Our mats provide a safe and solid temporary structure, allowing easy access to structures that require removal, maintenance or installation. Whether a short distance or thousands of acres, Sterling can provide matting to match the necessary requirements and the logistics demand. 

Whether its traditional hardwood Crane Mats, Timber Mats, TerraLam CLT Mats, Composite Mats or installation services, Sterling’s mats can be used in or around wetlands to protect the environmentally-sensitive areas and preserve the soil during construction.

Sterling can help you carefully plan the sequence of delivery of matting products during construction to allow workers safe access to power lines, without interrupting the electrical power distribution process.

Products for Power T & D:

Typical Applications:

  • Crane Access
  • Environmental Protection
  • Temporary Access Roads
  • Right-Of-Way Access
  • Water & Creek Crossing
  • Equipment Extraction
  • Ground Stabilization, Travel Paths and Roadways
  • Stable Lifting Areas
  • Turnaround Areas
  • Utility Pole Access
  • Wetland Access
  • Work Platforms
  • Safety Crew