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
The event is—”Curved Rails: From Field to Fabrication” August 9th & 10th in Erie, Colorado.
Living Design Studios will be the host shop. This shop is the home to Jonathan Falk who will be the 2020-2021 NOMMA President.
Terry Barrett, Pinpoint Solutions, and Matt Olseng, MDO Welding and Fabrication, will be the presenters. They will teach the basics of field measuring; transforming the measurements in to shop drawings and getting the project “off the paper” and into physical form. Matt will demonstrate fabrication of curved rails and share tips for success.
Albina was thrilled to be able to donate some curved steel parts to be used in the seminar. Visit the NOMMA Homepage to register!
We recently completed a project that consisted of rolling 6″ SCH40 A53B ERW to a 18″ center line radius. The project consisted of 54 pieces in total and in going to a company that specializes in bridge and pedestrian railings.
Albina specializes in bending railings and handrails for commercial, recreational, transportation and residential applications. We can bend to customer specifications and we also have handrail kits available. We can bend and trim per drawing, trim and cope mid-rails, and assemblies can be supplied as individual parts or fabricated complete.
Our industry is faced with a labor shortage right now and we know that many shops are struggling to keep up with the flow of work. In this case, don’t ask “Siri” for help, ask us! Albina Co., Inc. is fortunate to have a strong union labor force behind us with workers that are available to meet your IMMEDIATE NEEDS. If you have a rush project that you need to get done-WE CAN HELP! If you have spillover work you need assistance getting to your customer- WE CAN HELP! Why hire temporary workers that you need to train? Why not team up with Albina Co., Inc.? We can be an extension of your shop. Let us partner with you on such projects as:
Small Parts Bending
(cutting, trimming, coping, end finishing, drilling, small part welding, etc.)
WE CAN WORK TO YOUR BUDGET NEEDS….you tell us where our price needs to be to meet your budget requirements and we will figure out a way to get it done at that price.
IF LEAD-TIME IS A CONCERN, HAVE NO FEAR….you tell us when you need it and we will allocate the crew required to meet your needs.
We recently completed a handrail project for a walkway around the Vancouver, Washington waterfront park. The projected consisted of
12 pieces of 2½” SCH40 T304 S/S
18 pieces of 1¼” SCH40 T304 S/S
17 pieces of 2½” SCH40 A53B ERW
26 pieces of 1¼” SCH80 A53B ERW
We bend handrails for commercial, recreational, transportation and residential applications. Handrail Kits Are Available: Bent and trimmed per drawing, mid-rails trimmed and coped, assemblies supplied as individual parts or fabricated complete. Call us for your next handrail project!
If you plan on taking a roadtrip through Oregon this summer, program your GPS for a stop at Oregon’s Historic Vista House. Vista House is an observatory at Crown Point in Multnomah County, Oregon and is a National Natural Landmark. The Vista House also serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers. During the interior and exterior restoration of the building in the early 2000’s, Albina Co., Inc. bent a curved steel handrail to not only upgrade the 1918 facade designed by Edgar M. Lazerus, but to also help make the Vista House accessible to the handicapped. The curved steel handrail lines a ramp to the entry way of the dome and on the interior a disappearing lift between levels was added to assist handicapped visitors.
Curved Steel Handrail Installed 2002
Curved Steel Handrail for ADA Ramp
Curved Pipe for Custom Handrail
Albina Co., Inc. recently bent the spiral stringers, handrails, second floor guardrails, and observatory guardrails for the Science Community Center Observatory at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, CA.
Albina Co., Inc. recently completed a spiral staircase at the American Girl store at the Standford Shopping Center in San Francisco, California. Albina rolled the stringers and railings out of various materials including:
TS 14″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
2″ X 2″ X 3/16″ ANGLE A36
1½” OD X .120″ WALL HREW
FB 3/4″ X 2″ A36
In addition to spiral stringers and spiral staircases, Albina Co. Inc. now offers handrail kits. Albina will bend and trim handrails per your drawing, mid-rails can be trimmed and coped, and assemblies can be supplied as individual parts or fabricated complete. We recently provided a very large handrail kit consisting of 1-1/4″ Sch40 A53B and 1″ Sch40 A53B bent to a 3″ centerline radius and the mid-rails were trimmed, miter-cut and coped per the customers specifications.