Albina Pipe Bending teamed up with the 2009 Baja SAE Team from Oregon State University's College of Engineering to build a winning vehicle. The Baja SAE Team consists of students with disciplines in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as business, who work together to design an "off-road" vehicle that competes in several dynamic events against other local and national teams.
Albina Pipe Bending donated several 1" OD x .065" wall for the front bracing and rear roll hoop of the vehicle.
In the local competition, the Baja SAE Team placed in the top five for all dynamic events and placed 1st in endurance out of 80 teams. They went on to compete in a national event in Wisconsin and finished in 1st place overall out of 100 teams.
Albina donates bent material to the Baja SAE Team and the College of Engineering at Oregon State University on an annual basis to help the students learn how to work in a team environment that replicates industry applications.