A few weeks ago I posted the Hamilton Mfg. Plant in my home town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin and it's contribution to the WWII war effort: http://www.usmilitar...vers-wisconsin/
Today, I'm presenting another contributor to the WWII war effort, Mirro Aluminum Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. From WWI into the late 50's, Mirro made Mess Kits, Canteens and assorted cookware used by the U.S. militar. Most collectors of canteens and mess kits can find the Mirro or Aluminum Specialty(another Manitowoc company) name stamp on these kits.
Sadly, this is another plant whose hay day is behind them and the last of 7 plants closed nearly 12 years ago and production mover to Brazil. Today, this plant is also in the middle of demolition. I took pictures of the main plant shortly after the process started, these are shown below.