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Blog posts of '2014' 'July'

Fabricated Metal Products Contributes to Growth in Manufacturing Production
The National Association of Manufacturers reports a 3.5% overall increase in manufacturing production over the last 12 months. Fabricated metal products helped fuel the growth by showing a 6.2% increase from June 2013 to June 2014. You can find weekly industry trends and analysis at the National Ass...
Bending Bulb Flat Material
Albina Co., Inc. is an industry leader in bending bulb flat material. Albina has been a supplier of bent bulb flat material for ship and barge building applications for the past 3 decades. With the ability to bend bulb stem in and bulb stem out, Albina can take care of any of your stiffener needs ...
Honoring the Best of the Best in Metal Architecture
This year's winners of the Metal Architecture Design Awards span the spectrum of cool and unusual projects. There are two wineries, a church, an ER and even a piece of hanging artwork at the Mall of America among the winners. Read "Honoring the Best of the Best" at Metal Architecture....
Curved Tube Steel Building Facade Part of Award Winning Project
Sustainable architecture and ecological design projects were honored at the 2014 AIA National Convention in late June. 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. Albina rolled 155,000...
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 ...
"New-Shoring" Trend Boosts US Manufacturing Market
Unlike "reshoring" — which implies bringing jobs back to the United States that had previously left — many small businesses are "new-shoring" their products, which means starting from scratch right here in the States. Rich Thomas wrote an article titled "Why ‘New-Shoring’ Is the New School of Manufa...
#1 Bender/Roller for Helical, Spiral and Circular Bending in the Country
Why choose Albina? • Full range of materials offered (small to large) and all types of material. • Industry leading distortion • Stringers bent out of true HSS material (not two pieces of channel or various sections of plate welded together) • No filler materials used • Fair pricing • Unmatche...
Helical Bending for Spiral Staircases
Albina Co., Inc. is a world leader in helical bending.  Helical bent items are typically used as spiral stringers in “spiral” staircase projects.  The sections that Albina bends are for the stringer supports in a staircase for both residential and commercial construction projects.  The stringers Alb...
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 ...
Bent Wide Flange for School Construction Projects
School construction this time of year is always very busy. Albina has been fortunate to work on a number of national school projects. These projects consist of anything from improvements on existing schools to new construction. We were recently awarded the contract for bending all of the wide flan...