Category Archives: Structural Tube Bending

Curved Steel at UCSF Medical Center

Albina Co., Inc. recently completed a project involving various curved tube steel to create a state-of-the-art car canopy at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Albina Co., Inc. bent tube steel 5″ X 3″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B and tube steel 5″ X 3″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B for the project. All of the material was rolled the hard way to AESS (Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel) standards.

Curved Steel Car Canopy

Bent Tube Steel Featured in Warm Springs BART Pavilion Building Expansion Project

Albina Co., Inc. bent 42,000# of curved hallow structural steel all of which will be Architecturally Exposed for the Warm Springs BART Pavilion Building expansion project located in Fremont, California. The bent structural material consisted of TS 10″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B bent to a 29’ 9½” radius the easy way and TS 10″ X 6″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B bent to a 27’ 9½” radius the easy way.

Warm Springs BART Pavilion Buiilding

Warm Springs BART Pavilion Buiilding

Warm Springs BART Pavilion Buiilding

High Demand for Bent Steel Parts in the Hi-Tech Industry

Albina Co., Inc. has recently been awarded the bending for a hi-tech data storage facility. Albina did a great deal of steel bends for a previous data storage facility completed in 2012. The most recent data storage facility is scheduled for completion next month.

The bending for the recent data storage facility amounts to almost 150,000# of structural steel and HSS. The bending for this project is very difficult and certainly needs to be processed by a bending expert. The first project came to Albina as our customer had 100% confidence in our abilities to perform as promised. With the first project being a smashing success for our customer we were awarded the bending for the second (and larger) Data Center.

Materials on this project consist of the following:

TS 8” x 4” x .375” wall rolled the Hard-Way to a very tight 11’ 2½” outside radius. Tolerances for these parts are critical and are being checked to a full scale layout.

W14 X 26# A992 being split to W7 x 13# and also rolled to an 11’ 2½” outside radius.

W12 X 22# A992 being split to W6 x 11# and rolled to a matching 11’ 2½” outside radius.

This is a fast track project. Our valued customer came to us with tight schedule requirements. Albina has committed to working day and night shifts (including weekends) to help expedite the project and meet our customer’s needs.

When dealing with Albina anything is seemingly possible!

Feature Ads for Steel Spiral Staircases and Structural Tube Fabrication in Industry Publications

Albina Co., has two feature national ads in two of the industries most well known publications during the month of July. Albina is a member of NOMMA (National Ornamental and Misc. Metals Association) and we actively advertise in their member publication “Fabricator.” This month, we have highlighted several high profile steel spiral staircases that we have been a part of. You can view our ad in the online version of Fabricator on page 29.

In addition, we have highlighted several structural tube bending and fabrication projects we have been a part of in “The Fabricator.” See our ad here ““Structural Tube Bending and Fabrication”.