Monday, April 2, 2012

Business Directory: Architectural Aluminum

Metal Trims, Incorporated (MTI), was a Jackson, Mississippi-based company that specialized in extruding, fabricating, and finishing architectural and industrial aluminum.  Its products were popular in mid-20th-century New Orleans, perhaps due to local representation by the R.P. Guilbault Company. MTI brises soleil were utilized at the New Orleans Public Library (Curtis & Davis), the Montelepre Hospital (Ricciuti Associates) and the Moisant International Airport (Goldstein, Parham & Labouisse in association with Herbert Benson & George Riehl).

Images above represent Moisant International Airport:  Upper:  MTI Industries. Architectural Aluminum: New Freedom in Design, brochure. Jackson: MS, n.d.; Lower:  MTI Industries. Solar Aluminum Grid, postcard. Hiatt-Ford Photography. Jackson, MS, n.d. Trade Catalogs Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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