Category Archives: Bent Steel

Thank You! No, Thank You!

We follow-up with our customers after every job to make sure they were happy with their buying experience and the quality of the bent steel, as well as to simply say “Thank You for the work.” We love feedback as we strive to make improvements every day in our in-office and shop procedures and processes. After following up on a recent job at Worthy Brewing in Bend, OR., we received the following response “It is us that is thanking you! The channels worked out great, and everyone is thrilled with the look. This is definitely one of the coolest structural projects I have had. You guys pride yourself in your workmanship, and that makes it so much easier on our end when we start with a quality product. Thanks again for the top shelf service.”

You Want the Best Product, Call the Team at Albina Co., Inc.!

Our office team is simply the best in the steel bending business! Each member of our Sales and Estimating team has longevity, experience and knowledge of the steel bending industry. We take great pride in our ability to quote jobs and manage them from beginning to end. We focus on communication, communication, communication!

Our Quality Control and Equipment Maintenance teams ensure quality bent steel products and well-kept, high performing machines. Our shipping department focuses on combining long haul loads to keep costs down and we use dependable shippers with safe driving records. Our Accounting team makes doing business with Albina Co., Inc. a positive and seamless experience due to our extreme attention to detail and streamlined accounting processes. Our Executive Staff keeps our office running smoothly and focuses on customer support and getting people the answers they need in a timely manner.

Our team is committed to working hard, working together and working efficiently to get the job done and to meet our customers’ needs on EVERY job, big or small!

Albina Co., Inc. Office Team

Albina Co., Inc. Office Team

Helical, Elliptical and Parabolic Bent 3-1/2″ Sch40 Steel Pipe for Wind Sculpture

A customer recently called us and asked if we were ready for a difficult steel bending project out of 3½” Sch40 pipe.  The project was for a Wind Sculpture in Oak Harbor Washington.  The designer was hopeful that the material could be bent to countless radii and configurations.  Some of the radii are elliptical, some bends are compound, some bends are helical bent, the list goes on.  Once Albina reviewed the drawings we jumped at the opportunity to perform.  The experts at Albina make the seemingly impossible bending projects, possible.

Helical, Elliptical and Parabolic Bent 3-1/2" Sch40 Steel Pipe

Helical, Elliptical and Parabolic Bent 3-1/2″ Sch40 Steel Pipe

Bent Steel Helps Improve Roadways

As congress passes legislation for road improvements, bent steel parts used on heavy road equipment will play a big part in making those improvements possible.  Albina services many industries and provides bent steel parts for not only automotive and heavy construction equipment, but also aircraft, aerospace, boat trailers, boats, locomotives, and agricultural farming equipment.

Steel Bending for Marine, Locomotive, Automotive & Agricultural Applications

Curved steel is not just used to create architecturally aesthetically pleasing buildings, it is also used in smaller manufacturing applications that require consistent, accurate and repeatable bends to create parts. Albina bends steel parts for aircrafts, boat trailers, boats,agricultural farming equipment and automotive applications. We have recently done several steel bends for light rail and electric bus and car applications. Our bends are used on Locomotive frames, boat frames, deck rails and even components for homeland security helping to protect our docks and ports.

steel bending for locomotive

Steel Bending for Locomotive Application

Steel Bending for Agricultural Application

Steel Bending for Agricultural Application

Steel Bending for Automotive Application

Steel Bending for Automotive Application

steel bending for marine

Steel Bending for Marine Application

Curved Steel Sign at Village at the Peaks Shopping Center

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

Curved Steel Sign Village at the Peaks

Curved Steel at Harley Davidson in Scottsdale, AZ.

Albina Co., Inc. recently completed various lengths of curved rectangular tube steel for the curved portion of the face of the new Harley Davidson building in Scottsdale, Arizona.   We also bent various internal structural steel elements for the interior of the building as well as a spiral staircase.

Curved Steel Harley Davidson

Curved Steel Harley Davidson

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Facade

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Facade

Spiral Staircase Harley Davidson

Spiral Staircase Harley Davidson

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Interior Structure

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Interior Structure

 

Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge Woodburn, OR.

Albina Co., Inc. recently bent various sizes of tube steel to help create a beautiful curved steel pedestrian bridge in Woodburn, OR.

Materials we worked with:

TS 4″ X 4″ X .188″ WALL A500 GR B.  65 lengths rolled anywhere from a 30 ft radius to a 300 ft radius.

TS 4″ X 2½” X .188″ WALL A500 GR B.  28 lengths rolled anywhere from a 30 ft radius to a 120 ft radius.

TS 4″ X 1½” X .120″ WALL A500 GR B.  36 lengths rolled anywhere from a 30 ft radius to a 300 ft radius.

Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge Woodburn, WA.

Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge Woodburn, WA.

Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge Woodburn, WA.

Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge Woodburn, WA.

Curved Steel Bends for Marine and Locomotive Parts In Honor of Veterans Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I would share a PT-658 boat restoration project that Albina Co., Inc. participated in. Albina bends and curves steel parts used on locomotive frames, boat frames, deck rails and even components for homeland security helping to protect our docks and ports. One example includes, PT-658, the last remaining operable PT boat from World War II. Albina bent and donated 3/4″ Sch40 Bare pipe bends to form a protective railing for the deck mounted guns and 5” OD x .120” wall stainless steel exhaust tubing for the Packard Diesel engines and 1/2” OD x .065” wall T304 stainless steel bends (coils) around the 5” OD stainless material to cool the extremely hot exhaust tubes.

steel bending for pt boat WWII

steel bending for pt boat WWII

steel bending for pt boat WWII

steel bending for pt boat WWII

steel bending for marine

steel bending for marine application

steel bending for locomotive

steel bending for locomotive