About Us

A Tradition of Trust

The Pickands Mather Group is dedicated to providing logistics and support services as well as purchasing, sales, and marketing services for the coal, manufacturing, steel, utility industries and others using coal and other bulk commodities. PM designs and manages logistical solutions for bulk commodity movements with the practical support to service these solutions. Through its affiliates, PM provides purchasing, sales, and marketing services to those producing, selling, or buying coal. All efforts are carefully catalogued and reported to our clients through our affiliation with Match Tracks, a proprietary, web based database management service.

PM brings experience and a keen understanding of bulk commodity logistics, mining, production, purchasing and sales. We specialize in logistics support for the movement of bulk commodities by rail, vessel, barge and truck. We also provide experience and expertise in both Canadian and U. S. Customs automated carrier clearance systems.

Founded from a rich tradition dating back to the formation of Pickands Mather & Co in 1893, Pickands Mather Group was established in 1992 as part of a management led acquisition of the Coal Sales and Lake Forwarding businesses then owned by Cliffs Natural Resources. The acquisition provided a solid base for preserving and growing our business.

Since 1992, the PM Group companies have grown in terms of the customers and industries we serve as well as specific product and services we offer. We adapt quickly to market changes and provide the leadership to meet the changing needs of the bulk material industry.

Pickands Mather Group provides exceptional customer service and support for the movement of bulk materials in the coal, manufacturing, steel and utility industries. Through our hands-on practical approach, we ensure that your logistics and services needs are met. We become an extension of your internal staff functions. PM’s support services complement your internal and external requirements.