Category Archives: Rolled Metal

Do you Need Some Rolled Plate?

Albina has purchased a new plate roll to add to our capabilities!
This new plate roll is a Lemas Hydraulic 4-roll, 3/8” capacity over 6 feet long.
The diameter of all rolls measures 7.87”. This machine will allow us to roll material tighter then we could previously roll. It will also allow us to roll thinner material then we could previously roll. We had a recent project requiring us to roll some very tight cylinders which prompted the purchase of the machine, but we are excited to take on more new work that we previously had to turn away.

There is a Price and There is a Cost

When it comes to choosing which vendor you are going to use for a job, are you just buying on price? Please don’t. There is a price, and an ultimate end cost for every job you do.

Price vs. Cost
The price of a competitor might be below ours, but when you add up all of the actual costs to receive and install the material, is there really a cost savings?
If you chose the lowest price, you may deal with late delivery, poor quality or incorrect parts and a lack of or delayed communication.
If you choose the lowest price, you will get what you pay for.

Risk vs. Reward

It might seem like a risk to purchase from a supplier that isn’t the “lowest price.”
The rewards are greater than the risk. Albina will provide you with a “fair price” and we will provide you with a better quality product. We will provide you the correct parts the first time. We will provide on-time delivery.
Our trained, experienced staff will provide unmatched service and communication related to every aspect of your project.

Albina Co., Inc. Steel Bending Experts

New CNC Machine Increases Albina’s Metal Bending Capabilities

Albina Co., Inc. has purchased a 50 mm horn CNC machine. This machine is a CNC bender with dual stack tooling 50 mm or 2.0″ OD capacity. Features include an electric C-Axis with planetary gearing and a direct drive bend arm (no chains or belts) which allows .01 degree of accuracy. It is a high production tube and pipe bender and a great addition to our suite of bending machines.

Albina is the “Go To” Bender and Roller of Choice for Many Fabricators

We recently received some feedback from a customer about the quality of not only our bending and forming capabilities, but our great customer service as well. “Your company has become our “go to” for steel bending and forming. This doesn’t happen without the professionalism and dedication of the entire company, from the person who unlocks the door in the morning to the person who ties down the load at night.” Curtis at Progressive Steel

Albina Rolls Plate for Guardrail at Portland Community College Campus

Albina recently provided rolled plate for a guardrail at the SE Campus of Portland Community College and our customer sent the following feedback: “The rolled plates you processed for us had to be welded together for an exposed circular guardrail. We assembled the plates, ends lined-up, radiuses matched – the parts fit perfectly. Thank you and your team for your accuracy and performance.”

Joshua Hemmert
DB Steel, Inc.

Albina Re-Joins the AISC Bender-Roller Committee

Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc. has re-joined the AISC Bender-Roller Committee. The mission statement of the AISC Bender-Roller Committee is to increase the use of curved steel in construction while supporting the AISC’s overall mission of making steel the material of choice. The AISC Bender-Roller website provides technical information, a glossary of terms, information on detailing, as well as case studies and informational articles.

For more information on the Bender-Roller Committee please visit the Curved Steel Section of the AISC Website.

Northwest Environmental Conference and Metal Roll Forming

The Northwest Environmental Conference and Tradeshow is coming to Portland, Oregon December 10-11, 2013. This is the conference for todays environmental, operations and sustainability professionals. You may wonder how a conference focusing on the environment and sustainability would tie into metal roll forming? Steel is the most recycled material on the planet with 90% recycled content. Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc bends small diameter and radius pipe, tube, plate and steel for environmental applications such as pollution prevention, waste management, solar power, wind power, hydropower, paper shredders, and more. If you are in town for the show and have a need for metal roll forming, give us a call to arrange a tour of our facility. Find out more information about the tradeshow at

Rolled Metal Used for Custom Signage in an Arizona Business Park

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.

Trademark Visual