LDS Group USA, an Authorized Montel Distributor serving Texas and Oklahoma, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the storage conservation & preservation renovation project for the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.

In conjunction with Montel’s museum storage specialists, this custom-design museum storage contract was for the supply and installation of Montel’s floor-mounted pull-out storage panel system, Mobilex® high-density mechanical mobile storage system, and 4D wide span racking.

“LDS Group USA was very pleased to be awarded this reputable collection storage & preservation renovation project at the Blanton Museum of Art,” said Robert Williams, Principal at LDS Group USA. “Jointly working with our storage systems provider Montel, it is an honour to have successfully delivered these specialized museum storage products to create a safe and protective environment to ensure the preservation and the value of the museum’s framed artwork and oversized artifact collections.”

For the paintings & framed artwork collections, the Montel Group proposed its floor-mounted pull-out storage panels. For this large area permanent application, these double-sided panels permit not only the individual storage of paintings, but ensure complete protection and free access to them. Double-sided metallic mesh painting screens maximizes hanging surfaces and provides necessary ventilation.

To optimize the storage footprint, the Montel Group furnished its mechanical mobile storage system offering the latest design to house the oversized and heavy collections. Engineered for the museum market, Montel’s 4D wide span shelving, sustaining heavier loads and accommodating objects of varying heights, was supplied for the maximum preservation and security of the museum’s collections.

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton's permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art. The Blanton is considered one of the university's many Gems along with The Harry Ransom Center, the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas Press, UT Libraries, the Graduate School, and the Michener Center for Writers.

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Established in 1924, Montel Inc. is the pioneer of high-density mobile shelving storage system solutions in North America. Manufacturer of products for business, industrial, education, library, museums, healthcare, public safety, government, and military applications, Montel’s achievements include some of the most prestigious projects in North America and around the world. Family-owned and privately held, the company serves clients through a network of Authorized Montel Distributors throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. To learn more about Montel and/or for a no-obligation space storage analysis, contact us at 877-935-0236 or

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Fondée en 1924, Montel est une entreprise spécialisée dans la conception et la fabrication de systèmes de rangement à haute densité destinés à une multitude de marchés, incluant les bibliothèques et les musées, mais également l’entreposage industriel, le commerce de détail, l’éducation, la santé, la sécurité publique, le sport et la culture verticale intérieure à haute densité.

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