Category Archives: Steel Bending for Recreational Applications

2″ Sch 40 Curved Steel Bollards for Vehicle Control

Albina is your steel bending expert for large material as well as small material! We just finished a project that required 650 safety bollards. Bollards are thick, low posts, usually made of iron or steel for the purpose of diverting traffic from an area or road and also often used on a wharf for fastening mooring lines. This particular project was used for auto traffic diversion and the bollards were constructed out of 2″ SCH40 A53B ERW BARE, bent to a 6” center-line-radius x 180 degrees. We produce custom bollards for urban traffic and vehicle control, for fastening mooring lines, as barriers and barricades, for pedestrian security, for ornamental landscape structures and for unique bike rack solutions.

Custom Curved Steel Bike Racks to Your Specifications

Albina has recently started making bike racks for a new customer. No matter the size or shape this customers knows that Albina will perform as promised. Albina can make racks from pipe, tubing (square / rectangular) and flat bar. The most recent project required 446 racks made out of Flat Bar 5/8″ X 2½” A36. Each rack needed to be cut, bent, trimmed to length and the ends required 1,784 pcs of welded rod to act as anchor pieces. This material needed to remain rust free to avoid the process of sandblasting after fabrication and before powder coating. Albina shipped all material to our shop tarped. All material was unloaded inside our facility with overhead cranes. Once unloaded, the raw material and finished product remained in our facility until it was time to ship to the powder coater (who is located across the street from our shop). Call us if you need a custom bike rack and need a dependable supplier that will meet your every need.

Structural Steel Bending for Treehouses

In July 2016, and article by Melissa Dalton was published in Oregons 1859 Magazine featuring treehouse architects Michael Garnier and Charles Greenwood. Albina has provided curved structural steel supports for the Garnier/Greenwood team on several of their projects. Click here to read the full article in 1859 Oregon’s Magazine.

Bent Steel for Recreational Applications

A wide variety of mounting options, tooling sets and finishes allow us to produce a custom bike rack to fit your needs and specifications. We produce custom bollards for urban traffic and vehicle control, barriers and barricades, pedestrian security, ornamental landscape structures and bike rack solutions.

We specialize in playground equipment including spiral climbers, arch caps, manufactured parts and custom design applications.

Bent Steel Beams for Custom Treehouse

Here is an update on the bent structural materials used to create a custom treehouse.

Albina bent and fabricated various structural materials to create the floor supports and decking for a custom tree house in Sammamish, Washington. Materials used included:

a) 3-1/2″ Sch80 and 5″ Sch80 Bare Pipe fabricated complete per drawings with brackets cap welded to ends
b) 1/2″, 3/4″ and 3/8″ Rolled Plate
c) Tube Steel 8″ x 4″ x .250″ Wall A500 GR B
d) W6 x 15# A992 and W8 x 15# A992 Wide Flange

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Pipe Bends Create Unique Bike Racks

Kickstands are overrated! Albina Co., Inc. can manufacture your bike racks to specifications listed by designers and architects. We have the ability to bend pipe and tube, flat bar, square and rectangular tubing, plate and all other forms of structural steel. We have the capacity to do large runs of wave racks and staple racks. We can also produce to your custom design.

A wide variety of mounting options, tooling sets and finishes allow us to produce a custom bike rack to fit your needs and specifications.

pipe bends for custom bike racks

pipe bends for custom bike rack

pipe bends for custom staple bike rack

pipe bends for custom staple bike rack

pipe bends for custom wave bike rack

pipe bends for custom wave bike rack

Bent Wide Flange and Rolled Plate Installed in Custom Treehouse

Albina bent and fabricated various structural materials to create the floor supports and decking for a custom tree house in Sammamish, Washington. Materials used included:

a) 3-1/2″ Sch80 and 5″ Sch80 Bare Pipe fabricated complete per drawings with brackets cap welded to ends
b) 1/2″, 3/4″ and 3/8″ Rolled Plate
c) Tube Steel 8″ x 4″ x .250″ Wall A500 GR B
d) W6 x 15# A992 and W8 x 15# A992 Wide Flange

Here are some updated pictures from the installation.  Final install pictures coming soon!

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