Boy how the tide has turned! No longer do I hear, “I don’t want to go to school today!” Instead I hear, “I can’t wait until we get to go back to school!” Kids across the country are gaining a new appreciation for how important it is to physically be able to enter their school buildings to learn. We have been very fortunate to be involved in a number of projects at schools across the nation including custom spiral and circular staircases, curved steel signs, curved steel artwork, curved steel canopies, and more!
Todays Highlight: Curved Steel at our Nation’s Schools & Universities
How do you catch the attention of holiday shoppers this time of year? Place a decorative, eye-catching, ornamental sign at the entrance to your shopping center! Albina Co., Inc. can help you vision become a reality. Albina Co., Inc. recently completed another ornamental curved steel sign for the Village at the Peaks shopping center in Colorado. The curved steel materials included bent wide flange W12 X 79# A992 the hard way and bent tube steel TS 2″ X 2″ X .250″ WALL A500 GRB.
Curved Steel Sign Village at the Peaks
Albina recently completed several curved steel pieces including a custom martini glass, a palm tree and a curved steel marquis for one of the entrances to the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment district in historic downtown Las Vegas that is home to Vista Vision, the worlds largest video screen, the SlotZilla zipline, some of the cities most iconic casinos, and over 60 restaurants and retail stores.
Albina recently bent Tube Steel 5″ X 3″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B and Tube Steel 6″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B, all bent the easy way, to create the new lighted marquee at the Moda Center. The Moda Center is the home of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers. The bent tube steel was used to create the following letters: O, A, E (2), C, D. In addition to the marquee outside, we also bent to the tube steel that provides the base to the jumbotron scoreboard that hangs above center court.
Albina Co., Inc. had the opportunity to feature several of their high-profile bent steel projects in many of the national trade publications during the month of February. NOMMA’s (National Ornamental of Misc. Metals Association) Annual Buyers Guide features several spiral, circular and helical staircases using materials such as plate, pipe, tube and structural members. It also highlights some of the decorative gates, fences and signage that we specialize in. One new product that Albina is offering includes complete handrail kits. The handrails are bent and trimmed per the customer’s drawing, the mid-rails trimmed and coped, and the assemblies are supplied as individual parts or fabricated complete!
NOMMA Buyers Guide 2014
STRUCTURE Magazine’s editorial focus for February is cold formed steel and bridges. Albina specializes in architecturally designed pedestrian bridges and walk-ways erected at transportation stations, universities, museums, large businesses, and state parks. Some projects featured include the Museum of Flight Pedestrian Bridge in Seattle, WA. and the Happy Hallow Zoo Pedestrian Bridge is San Diego, CA.
STRUCTURE Mag February Ad
Below is a picture of the final installation of the “Continuum Globe Project” for a Business Park in Arizona. The project was designed by Trademark Visual. Albina bent TS 12″ x 8″ x .375″, TS 12″ x 8″ x .625″ wall, 4″ Sch40 pipe and various lengths of 1″ plate for the custom sign. This picture was taken just before the final seal coat was applied to the “rusted” cradle portion. The steel erectors said that the components fit together nicely with no problems.