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PCA Spotlight: How floor mats are made

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In 2012 Vice President Drew Phythian visited PCA’s National Office to show us the sturdy coco fiber floor mats his company makes. In late 2015, returned the favor and invited PCA to its nondescript factory in South Carolina, where we recorded the floor mat-making process in its entirety.

After taking delivery of the raw coco mats from a supplier in India, the first step is to groom them before they are glued to's natural rubber backing. Each step of the process is performed by a human, usually with the help of (old) specialized tools. There are no robots, there is no automation — just a handful of skilled employees who really know how to work with their hands.

Watch the 15-minute video above and take in the sights and sounds of the making of Coco Mats. And be sure to check out and peruse some of its other floor mat styles, such as the new “Chequers” pattern, “Sisal,” and even “Sea Grass” mats.

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