For nearly 50 years, Resilite has been manufacturing quality athletic mats. Resilite has grown from a manufacturing leader of wrestling mats to providing protective mats for gymnastics, cheerleading, pre-school, tumbling, weightlifting, and more. Our reputation for customer satisfaction and first class workmanship has made Resilite the world's largest mat manufacturer.
Prior to the 1950s, wrestling mats were frightful. They consisted of a smashed-down pile of horsehair, crammed into a canvas cover. Mats were hard to keep clean and mat burns were not only common but wrestlers also had the constant threat of infection. Then in 1959, Warren Tischler started a mat company in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. He perfected a new type of wrestling mat manufactured with PVC Rubber Nitrile foam covered with a PVC vinyl painted surface. This new type of wrestling mat was more resilient, lighter, and safer than the old canvas mats. To prove his mat had better shock absorption, he would drop an egg onto the surface of the mat from as high as a second story building and the egg wouldn't break! Schools soon realized that Resilite mats were safe to use and extremely durable. As a result, the sport of wrestling began to expand to more schools across the United States.
In 1963, Resilite completed a move from a small rented garage to a new 45,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Since that time, Resilite has expanded several more times and increased the size of its manufacturing facility to nearly 100,000 square feet.
In 1972, Resilite added gymnastic folding and landing mats to its product line of athletic mats. Resilite now manufactures mats for preschool, cheerleading, weightlifting, aerobics and martial arts. We continue to develop innovative products to fill the needs of the athletic community.
The success of Resilite would not be possible without the dedicated hard work of its sales representatives and employees. Many of theses people have been with the company for nearly 40 years with one ambition - to produce state-of-the-art athletic mats for the athletes who use them.
Resilite has provided over 100,000 schools, Universities, Clubs, and personal homes with Resilite Athletic Mats. Please review some of the projects that Resilite has provided for recently by clicking here.