Monthly Archives: June 2017

Spiral Staircase for “The Hopservatory” at Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon

Albina Co., Inc. recently completed 14,000 lbs. of bent steel to create a beautiful spiral staircase at Worthy Brewing in Bend, OR. Bent steel materials for the project included:

MC18 X 42.7# A36 spiral bent lengths with flanges in and lengths with flanges out were bent down to a 9 ft plan view radius! Landing pieces were also spiral bent down to a 9’ 8” radius.

C15 X 33.9# A36 for the inside landings were spiral bent down to a 8’ 9” outside radius (plan view).

Bend, Oregon is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountain Range along the Deschutes River and is a popular tourist town known best for the many outdoor activities offered and world famous micro-brews. Worthy Brewing Co. broke ground on Feb. 24, 2012 off U.S. Highway 20 on Bend’s east side — it’s Bend’s 1st east side brewery – and with a beer garden, hop garden, and Hopservatory. The spiral staircase winds up to The Dome at the top of the rotating Hopservatory where visitors can view the cosmic skies through an OGS 16” RC Reflector telescope.

The Hopservatory at Worthy Brewing Spiral Staircase

Close up of Spiraled Steel Channel

The Hopservatory at Worthy Brewing Spiral Staircase

Spiral Bent Steel Channel

The Hopservatory at Worthy Brewing Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase Leading to The Hopservatory Dome

21,000 Lbs. of Steel Bent for Providence Medical Building in Medford, OR.

Albina Co., Inc. recently completed 21,000 lbs. of bent steel for a curved steel entry way and canopy at the Providence Medical Building located in Medford, Oregon. The bent steel material consisted of:

Tube Steel 8″ X 6″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B Bent the EW to a 22 ft radius.
Tube Steel 6″ X 4″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B Bent the HW to a 17 ft radius.
Tube Steel 6″ X 3″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B 4 lengths bent the EW to a 23 ft radius and 4 lengths bent the HW to a 17 ft radius.
Tube Steel 6″ X 6″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B Bent to a 44 ft radius.

Curved Tube Steel Providence Medical Building Medford, OR.

Curved Steel Entry-Way at Providence Medical Building Medford, OR.

Curved Tube Steel Providence Medical Building Medford, OR.

Square and Rectangular Structural Tube Steel Bent to Various Radii

We Continue to Supply Bent Steel for the St. Alphonsus Project in Idaho

We continue to provide bent steel for the St. Alphonsus Medical Group – Emerald Clinic in Idaho. We recently supplied another 20,000# of bent steel for the St. Alphonsus project.
This phase of the project included:
Tube Steel 8″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
Tube Steel 16″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
2″ X 2″ X 3/16″ ANGLE A36
Tube Steel 14″ X 4″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B
Tube Steel 4″ X 2″ X .188″ WALL A500 GR B
Tube Steel 8″ X 2″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B

All of these materials were bent on our state of the art roll bending equipment in a cold state. Everything was provided to AESS standards.

Does Your Construction Project Require Bollards?

Albina just recently completed work on a project that required 252 pcs of 2” Sch40 A53B ERW pipe bent for bollards. Each “staple” bollard was bent on a 6” center-line-radius (a double 90° configuration). All parts were held to a +/- 1/8” center-center dimension and they had to avoid all moisture (they could not rust). To avoid rust, all raw material and then finished product were store inside our facility. Prior to loading on a truck all parts were placed on pallets and covered with shrink wrap to protect them from moisture.

Job Postings- Shop Helper Needed at Albina Co., Inc.

Albina Co., Inc. is a steel bending and fabricating company looking for a Shop Helper. Entry level position in a physically demanding industry. Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly and stand for 4 hours plus at a time.

Must be willing to do all sorts of shop support tasks. Must be able to read, write and speak English to complete paperwork and communicate with co-workers. Basic math skills required. Forklift and/or loading experience highly preferred.

Previous experience in metal or construction industry helpful.

Machines and Tools commonly used: brooms, dustpans, hoses trough, grinders, torches, banding equipment, band saws, overhead cranes & forklifts.

This is a full time position M-F. Union wage scale starting at $12.55.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED.

Please apply in person at 12080 SW Myslony St., Tualatin, OR 97062 or fax/email your resume to 503-692-6020 or by replying to this posting.

Job Posting- Welder/Fabricator Needed at Albina Co., Inc.

Albina Co., Inc. is a steel bending and fabricating company looking for a Welder/Fabricator. Experience required position in a physically demanding industry. Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly and stand for 4 hours plus at a time.

Must be able to read, write and speak English to complete paperwork and communicate with co-workers. Basic math skills required. Forklift and/or loading experience highly preferred.

Previous experience in structural steel fabrication shop required.

AWS D1.1 FCAW certification highly preferred.

Candidates for position will be required to perform a welding skills demonstration.

Machines and Tools commonly used: welders, grinders, torches, band saws, shears, punches, drill press.

This is a full-time position Monday-Friday. Union wage scale starting at $17.41 – potentially higher DOE.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED.

Please apply in person at 12080 SW Myslony St., Tualatin, OR 97062 or fax/email your resume to 503-692-6020 or by replying to this posting.

Job Posting-Maintenance Technician Needed at Albina Co., Inc.

Albina Co. Inc., one of the nations leading suppliers of custom bent metal, is currently seeking an energetic, highly motivated and experienced professional to lead and oversee our maintenance program. We have been in business for 70+ years. Candidates with direct maintenance experience in like or similar industries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description
This position installs, maintains and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, pipe and electrical systems in our manufacturing facility. Perform preventative maintenance activities assigned for automated or manual machines and equipment per specifications. Familiar with hydraulics and electronics. Follow blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings. Change or install electrical motors and wiring ranging from ½ hp to 300 hp. Must be familiar with a broad range of hand tools, hoist cranes, measuring and test equipment. Can differentiate unusual sounds in machinery to detect malfunction and discuss machine operation changes with supervisors to diagnose problems or repair machinery. Routinely, use lockout/tag out procedures, dismantle machines and equipment to install new or repaired parts. Provide maintenance upkeep such as cleaning and lubrication of shafts, bearings, gears, etc. Installs and repairs electrical units, operates machinery and fabrication tools such as drill press, welders, plasma torch & grinders to fabricate jigs and fixtures or to repair machinery parts. Create machine specific maintenance documentation, troubleshooting flow diagrams, technical training guides, maintenance checklists, project completion check list, and repair completion checklist.

Skill Requirements

• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a technician/lead
• Working knowledge of hydraulics, electrical and electronics
• Knowledge of various types of electric motors
• Ability to troubleshoot machines for hydraulic, electrical and/or electronic faults
• Ability to use a variety of diagnostic tools
• Ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment as needed to repair malfunctions
• Ability to analyze mechanical problems and determine proper course of repair
• Ability to read, understand and maintain hydraulic, electrical and electronic schematics
• Ability to read, understand and enforce maintenance manual on equipment
• Must be able to work independently and still be part of a team
• Demonstrates even temperament to work under pressure to help prevent delays in production
• Excellent follow up skills
• Perform preventative maintenance and inspect shop equipment for signs of wear
• Help develop and maintain preventive maintenance procedures/program
• Maintain stock of tools, parts and supplies required for PM’s and repairs
• Coordinate repairs with outside vendors as needed
• Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Ability to communicate with shop personnel to better troubleshoot machine issues
• Must be able to lift 35 lbs. daily
• Must be able to spend 50-90% of the work day standing or walking
• Adhere to all company safety rules
• Be willing to work various shifts if needed to help maintain production levels
• Possess a valid class C drivers license
• Be EXTREMELY organized

Preferred:
• Limited Maintenance Electrical license
• PLC experience (troubleshooting and programing)
• Understanding of CMMS
• Able to use forklifts, extended reach forklifts and scissor lifts
• Able to use overhead bridge cranes
• Able to do simple repairs/adjustments to diesel forklifts
• Able to do simple repairs/adjustments to LP Forklifts
• Ability to weld, machine and fabricate parts as needed for repair or R&D
• Be an active member of the safety committee

This is a Union position. Successful applicants must be able to pass a drug test.

Compensation:
• Union Scale $17.51 – $24.83/hr DOE
• Pension Plan
• 401k
• Medical and Dental Insurance
• Vacation & PTO

Please send your resume to HR@albinaco.com or fax it to 503-692-6020

Updated Pictures of Curved Rectangular Tube Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

See below for the most recent pictures of the curved steel bio-spheres in Seattle, WA. 750,000# and 1,050 pieces rectangular tube steel bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis. Almost 8 miles of welding work and grinding was avoided because of Albina’s ability to bend a portion of the project. Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection as the bends fit to the fixtures within 1/32nd of an inch!

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Meet Brian and Jaime Smith of Albina Co., Inc.- “The Importance of Family in Business”

Albina Co., Inc. started out as family business in 1939. Brian’s grandfather (John) and father (Bill) both served in CEO and Presidential roles before Brian took over in 1998. Brian has worked in all aspects of the business from helping in the shop as a teenager, to managing the Accounting Department straight out of college, to the role of President and CEO which he has maintained for nearly 20 years. Brian’s wife, Jaime, serves as the Marketing and Advertising Manager. Together, Brian and Jaime created the business plan required for the move to their current facility in 2000 and have worked side-by-side for the last 17 years to grow Albina into one of the most well-known and highly regarded steel bending companies in the country. Every month, Brian and Jaime will share their thoughts on the importance of family in business.

June 2017- LOYALTY
Loyalty is defined as faithfulness to commitments or obligations. We pledge loyalty when we get married, when our kids are born,when we are part of team, when we work as a collective unit and when we form personal and professional relationships. Loyalty is showing complete and constant support. Being part of a family business means that we take care of our “Albina Family”, we honor our commitments to employees, vendors and customers and we stand by the relationships that we have built on trust, over the many decades our family has been in business.

Brian and Jaime are huge Blazer fans and love the game of basketball. Both played at Lake Oswego High School and Jaime went on to play Division I at the University of Minnesota. Both of their children play and they love spending time together as a family both playing and watching various levels of hoops. Go Blazers!