Hoskin & Muir, Inc. has the largest stock of decorative aluminum extrusions in the USA and excellent customer service. Custom powder-coating is available on any aluminum shape!
Hoskin & Muir is proud to offer a complete line of extruded aluminum and vinyl products. We
stock many hard-to-find decorative aluminum extrusions for price tag moldings, boat trim,
RV trim, wallboard trim and more. Most items are stocked in multiple finishes. All decorative
aluminum and vinyl extrusions are stocked and available for immediate shipment.
In 1946 Ed Hoskin hauled a trailer load of decorative aluminum (counter edging, Formica
caps, mirror and carpet molding, etc.) purchased from the William L. Bonnell company in
Youngstown, Ohio, to San Francisco, California. He struggled along wholesaling the trim for a
couple of years, advertised for a financial partner, and one day, Dennis Muir showed up on
They formed a partnership and in 1948, Hoskin & Muir was born. For the next several years
Ed worked inside answering the phones and packing and invoicing the orders and Mr. Muir
hit the road drumming up business. By the way, Dennis Muir was probably the most
unforgettable character I've ever known.
A native New Zealander (he carried a green card all his life), brilliant (a doctorate of law from
the University of London), trial lawyer, an entrepreneur who made his fortune in the outback
of Australia during the depression but lost it all at the beginning of WWII, author of a
bestselling novel, etc. In 1956 Mr. Muir (we always addressed him formally) bought Ed
Hoskin out of the partnership and the business continued successfully for many years.
Angles - Equal Leg and Unequal Leg
These alunimun angles include both decorative angles and structural angles. Some aluminum
mouldings are avilable with a beveled edge for trim applications.
Caps / J-Bar
These alunimun caps or J-Bar can serve as decorative or structural edging for many
thicknesses of panels, including formica, frp (fiberglass reinforced plastic),
Marlite/wallboard, 3/16" and 1/4" glass, and 1/2" panels and more. Thse decorative
extrusions are available in a variety of finishes.
Decorative and structural aluminum corner mouldings for many thicknesses of panels,
including formica, frp (fiberglass reinforced plastic), Marlite/wallboard, 3/16" and 1/4"
glass, and 1/2" panels and more.
We are pleased to stock the widest variety of mirror mouldings in the industry. The finishes
are an exact match or complementary to our shower enclosure offerings at Cardinal Shower
Many of the items below are designed to be used in pairs. For example, typically when
hanging a mirror, you might use A718 at the top and A717 at the bottom. You slide the
mirror up into the deep channel then lower it into the shallow channel.
Powder Coating - In addition to the finishes listed below, these aluminum mirror mouldings
are available in our full rage of powder coat colors.
50's Style Mouldings
We stock a wide variety of mouldings that are used
in a nationwide 50's style diners, keeping that clean
In addition to the finishes listed below, these
aluminum showcase mouldings are available in our
full rage of powder coat colors.
Finishes and Colors
Due to variations in display screens the colors displayed may not exactly match the actual
finishes. This is especially true for Chrome. It's like asking what color a mirror is. Generally
it's whatever is reflected in the mirror. But that can be a good thing.
In January of 1995 I moved to Louisville and together with Doc (James Dachenhaus in
Livermore), built storage racks bought and installed fabrication equipment, and loaded in
inventory. Business in Louisville took off quickly thanks to many people, but especially Curtis
Young, the best inside sales guy I've ever known and Wes DeSoto, who ran the shop.
We bought Arizona Shower Door out of the partnership in 1996 and started adding
distribution facilities: Cerritos and Texas in 1999, Hawaii in 2003, and Boston and Sparks in
2004. In 2007 we added a glass fabrication and tempering facility, a powder-coat line, and a
kiln for making cast glass.
Now, Hoskin & Muir has the largest stock of decorative aluminum extrusions in the country.
With a wide range of finishes, we've got what you need. Last fall we built a powder-coat line
in our Louisville office to provide custom powder-coating to our customers. All our stock
extrusions are now available to order online.
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