New South Access & Environmental Solutions was founded in 2007 in Lexington, Kentucky as New South Equipment Mats. In 2008, the company was relocated to Madison, Mississippi and took root as a rapidly growing access company for the electric energy, oil and gas, pipeline, wind energy, and construction industries. New South is committed to providing the best access products, turnkey services, and solutions to create passage over uneven terrain. New South began building a reputation that would grow the business into an INC 500 company in 2011.

Earthsafe is a speciality access division of New South that focuses on wetlands access, bridging, and recycled HDPE composite mats. Visit to learn more about this division.

In 2012, New South’s path to offering the best access solutions, along with the company’s dedication to conservation, led to the birth of an initiative called Conservation Zone. The purpose of CZ is to provide our customers an opportunity to leave a site better than they found it by restoring and enhancing any damaged portion of a site. Restoration of a site is implemented by using native plants for re-vegetation to restore healthy ecosystems.

Learn more about conservation zones and the benefits they offer at

In 2016, New South was acquired by Jones Company, the oldest manufacturer of access mats in the world. The acquisition offers customers access to a one million mat inventory and 70 yards strategically located across the United States, the largest in the world. Jones is a sustainable company that owns and operates multiple companies that offer various services on energy right-of-ways.

In 2012, the company name was changed to New South Access & Environmental Solutions to reflect our newly redefined mission.

“Our mission is to provide unique solutions that protect and enhance environmentally sensitive sites, safely and efficiently.”

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