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Blog posts of '2014' 'June'

Curved Steel Canopy at World of Speed Museum
World of Speed, a nonprofit experiential motor sports exposition, purchased an 80,000 square foot building in Wilsonville, Oregon as the permanent home for an auto racing and performance car tourism destination and an auto industry educational program. A local contractor partnered with Albina Co., Inc. to have us bend the curved steel canopy on the top of the building. Materials consisted of 6" SCH80 A53B rolled to a 48’ 4” center-line-radius. The customer will net 78’ 4” of bent material. All roll material is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel. Click on their site, World of Speed for more information about the World of Speed and the new museum. curved steel canopy world of speed museum
Sustainable Architecture and Ecological Design Project Award Winner
In the June edition of Metal Architecture The AIA (American Institute of Architects) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects to be honored at the AIA National Convention this weekend. Albina Co., Inc. was the bender/roller for the exterior curved tube steel on the facade of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. For a complete list of project award winners, see page 10 of Metal Architecture-June 2014. curved steel entry way edith green-wendell wyatt building pdx curved steel entry way edith green-wendell wyatt building pdx2
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. [caption id="attachment_444" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pipe bends for custom bike racks pipe bends for custom bike rack[/caption] [caption id="attachment_445" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pipe bends for custom staple bike rack pipe bends for custom staple bike rack[/caption] [caption id="attachment_446" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pipe bends for custom wave bike rack pipe bends for custom wave bike rack[/caption]
Reference Article: Steel Industry Showing Resilience published an article yesterday indicating that the Steel Industry is showing resilience and that the continued need for urbanization and industrialization will continue to drive demand for steel in the years to come. As the urban population increases, so will the need to improve infrastructure and public transportation systems. In addition, the automotive and construction industries are gaining momentum. To read the full article, visit .
Send Us Your Next Order That Specifies Bent or Curved Steel
Albina Co, Inc. has set customer satisfaction as our number one goal when servicing the steel bending industry. Customers must be satisfied with our communication, customer service, adherence to our schedule, fair pricing and quality product. This list of measurables all being top priorities might seem to be overwhelming, but to Albina it is standard operating procedure. Since our inception in 1939, our customers have always come first, our customers are part of our team, our customers are like family. One satisfied customer from the rocky mountain region recently emailed me the following message: "Brian – We just received the parts yesterday and want to say thank you. Aaron, Mark, Mike and many of your other staff have done an excellent job of taking care of us over the years. They are prompt, friendly and most important professionals who turn out a GREAT product!!! We look forward to doing many more projects over the years." It is always refreshing getting this feedback because it helps affirm that our philosophy is not just words, but reality. To fully understand everything Albina can do for you on your next project specifying bent or curved steel, you need to give us a chance to prove to you what we are capable of doing. Send us your next order, you will not be disappointed.
Albina Celebrates 75th Anniversary in the Steel Industry!
Albina, located outside Portland, Oregon, has been providing customers with innovative, quality bent steel products since 1939 and we are celebrating 75 years in the steel industry! A family owned and operated bent steel, metal tube bending and pipe bending company that can produce virtually any metal component that needs to bend or curve without the use of pre-formed fittings. Albina's number one goal is to provide customers with competitively priced, quality products, on time. Regardless of the order size, your individual specifications and requirements will be met. With over 12 decades of combined experience Albina's friendly, qualified staff has the ability to meet all of your bent steel and metal rolling and fabrication needs. If you are in the area, we would love for you to stop by and take a tour of our shop!
Steel Pipe Bends for Vacuum Parts
Alibna recently bent 1¼” OD x .065” wall T304 stainless steel for custom vacuum parts. Albina then added several "value add" services including trimming, machining one end after the trim, and deburring and breaking all edges post machining. steel pipe bends for vacuum parts
IDEAS Awards Presentation Photos of Curved Steel Roof Trusses
Rex Buchanan took some amazing photographs of the curved steel roof trusses at the San Diego Library Dome during the IDEAS Awards presentation on Friday, June 5. 2015 IDEAS Awards entries will be accepted by AISC within the next month, and any team member can enter projects. Consider partnering with the premier bender/roller in the country in Albina Co. and we will help you create and enter your next great steel-framed project. The entry deadline will be in December.
Feature Ad for Steel Bending in June Issue of Metal Architecture
The 2014 AIA (American Institute of Architects) National Convention is right around the corner June 26-28 in Chicago. In order to highlight the many benefits of using curved steel in architectural design projects, Albina created a beautiful ad for one of the industries most highly renowned publications, Metal Architecture. Curved Steel Roof Trusses Metal Architecture
Best Customer Service in the Steel Bending Industry
Do you need a piece of bent or curved steel? Albina is "Your Bending Expert" and provides the best customer service in the steel bending industry. Keep reading for some quotes provided by some of our loyal customers. "We are faithful Albina customers even though we are small potatoes. First time in 1976. We call you first. Aaron H. has been our man." "I just would like to say that your guys over there were really good about keeping me in the loop on everything (Aaron/Jason) from material arriving to you guys, your schedule, when the material would ship to us, etc. Also, your price was very competitive." "I have some history with Albina; having used you guys as a vendor at 3-separate companies over about 25-yrs. As I told my group, when we first started looking at the project you rolled for us, “ … send it to Albina. If they can’t do it, it can’t be done.”