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Blog posts of '2014' 'February'

Spiral Staircase at American Girl Store in San Francisco, 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 spiral staircase, spiral stringers, spiral handrails spiral staircase, spiral stringers, spiral handrails spiral staircase, spiral stringers, spiral handrails
2014 North American Steel Construction Conference March 26-28th Toronto, Canada
The 2014 NASCC (North American Steel Construction Conference) will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada March 26-28th. The Steel Conference is the place for engineers, fabricators, detailers and erectors to learn about structural steel design and construction, to interact with their peers and to see the latest products for steel buildings and bridges. This year, in addition to the NASCC exhibit hall, three additional conferences will be incorporated into the show: The Annual Stability Conference, The Technology in Steel Construction Conference, and the World Steel Bridge Symposium. There will be various technical seminars, networking opportunities and product showcases tailored towards structural engineers, detailers, erectors and fabricators alike. Albina Co., Inc. will have an ad featuring bent steel projects in the show's premier industry publication "Modern Steel."Modern Steel NASCC Show
Metal Roof Structures Featured in Metal Architecture and at the International Roofing Expo
The February issue of Metal Architecture features various metal roof solutions and will be the main publication handed out at the International Roofing Expo February 26-28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Albina Co., Inc. has various curved roof truss projects featured in the ad including: a) San Diego Public Library Dome- San Diego, California b) Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum- Seattle, Washington c) USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center- Oahu, Hawaii Click here to see our ad: Metal Architecture February Issue
Bent Steel Projects Featured in National Trade Publications
Albina Co., Inc. had the opportunity to feature several of their high-profile bent steel projects in many of the national trade publications during the month of February. NOMMA's (National Ornamental of Misc. Metals Association) Annual Buyers Guide features several spiral, circular and helical staircases using materials such as plate, pipe, tube and structural members. It also highlights some of the decorative gates, fences and signage that we specialize in. One new product that Albina is offering includes complete handrail kits. The handrails are bent and trimmed per the customer's drawing, the mid-rails trimmed and coped, and the assemblies are supplied as individual parts or fabricated complete! NOMMA Buyers Guide 2014 STRUCTURE Magazine's editorial focus for February is cold formed steel and bridges. Albina specializes in architecturally designed pedestrian bridges and walk-ways erected at transportation stations, universities, museums, large businesses, and state parks. Some projects featured include the Museum of Flight Pedestrian Bridge in Seattle, WA. and the Happy Hallow Zoo Pedestrian Bridge is San Diego, CA. STRUCTURE Mag February Ad
"Made in the USA" Bent Steel Projects
Albina was just awarded another project consisting of 1,050 pieces of 2" OD X .065" WALL 6061-T6 ALUM. These parts are being processed complete by Albina (cut, bent, trimmed, drilled and machined) and the work was moved to Albina from China because the customer required better quality and a more favorable lead-time. In addition, the customer was pleasantly surprised with the competitive pricing we were able to provide on the job. The lowest price should not be the main determining factor when choosing a steel bending contractor. See our "Why Curved Steel" section of the website to read about why you should choose Albina as you steel bending expert.
Post Tensioning Piping Created from 30,000# of Pipe and Tube Bends
Albina Co., Inc. recently cut, bent, trimmed, weld marked and galvanized 30,000# of bent pipe and tube for a post tensioning piping (conduit) project. Materials we processed included: 5" OD X .250 WALL A500 GR. B, 4½" OD X .237 WALL A500 GR. B, and 3½" OD X .216 WALL A500 GR. B pipe bending, tube bending, conduit bends pipe bending, tube bending, conduit bends
Albina Co., Inc. Becomes Member of I.M.P.A.C.T
I.M.P.A.C.T is the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Trust aimed at expanding the job opportunities for Ironworkers and their contractors. IMPACT's Regional Advisory Boards creates a national labor-management network, promoting discussion of issues affecting the industry and creating opportunities for the union ironworking industry. Albina Co., Inc. has been a union shop since its inception in 1939. We proudly employ union workers from the Local 516 Ironworkers Union.
Projects Requiring Bent Steel Should be "Made in the USA!"
Manufacturing projects, including those that specify bent steel applications, should be "made in the USA." Sending projects, small or large, overseas is not always the most cost effective way to get the job done. Albina Co., Inc. has proven that we can provide competitively priced, higher quality runs than international alternatives. Keeping manufacturing projects in the USA allows for better lead-times, better inventory control, and better cash flow options for customers. Albina Co., Inc. has worked with both well-established manufacturing firms requiring high production runs, as well as smaller start-ups looking for protypes to provide more cost-effective solutions than overseas alternatives. Some examples of products we have helped produce on American soil include frames and components for the electric automotive market, various parts for alternative energy technologies, aluminum and stainless lifts for the marine industry, tradeshow displays and components and parts for power tools.